On the heels of the recent announcement that Amazon will be opening a new facility and bringing 1,000 jobs to San Marcos comes word that hundreds more jobs will be added to the local economy thanks to an employee expansion at Epic Piping.
The Baton Rouge, LA-based pipe fabricator “has ramped up hiring at its facility in San Marcos and expects to have 300 employees in place when the site opens on Oct. 1,” said the Austin Business Journal. “The company, which will supply pipe to the oil and gas sector and other industrial markets…inked a 10-year incentives agreement with San Marcos and Hays County that requires it to hire 350 new full-time employees by 2019 and maintain those staff levels through 2025.”
Even better news—the Business Journal reported that Epic Piping General Manager Gabriel Anaya said, “The company is already projecting to far exceed those job numbers with a target of having as many as 600 employees on the payroll by March 2016.”
Amazon’s new $14 million, 855,000-square-foot facility in San Marcos is big news for an area that has seen substantial growth in recent years. San Marcos is the fastest-growing city in the nation for the third consecutive year, while neighboring New Braunfels is No. 13. New Braunfels’ growth going back to 2010 has increased by 30 percent and is projected to grow another 36.47% in the next 15 years.
In the center of the thriving I35 Corridor between Austin and San Antonio, New Braunfels benefits from area convenience; an abundance of nearby amenities including the first HEB Plus in the city, which is coming soon; and the natural surroundings of the Texas Hill Country.
With home prices in the region up 5.3 percent over this time last year, according to the latest CoreLogic Home Price Index, new-home communities like The Crossings are more appreciated than ever. New Braunfels homebuyers are flocking to this new 288-acre community features two single-family neighborhoods from Lennar Homes, an array of onsite amenities including a swimming pool, grassy play areas, and walking trails; Hill Country scenery; and a location with easy access to I35. The homes offer modern floorplans and many of buyers’ most wanted features thanks to Lennar’s popular Everything’s Included (EI) program, which builds items like granite countertops, Energy Star® stainless steel appliances, and landscape packages, into the homes at no extra cost.