Resources & Policies


The City's Economic Development program seeks to support the recruitment and retention of businesses and commercial development in the community.  The City offers several incentives to stimulate Economic Development.

New Braunfels EDC is the brand of the community’s “one-stop” shop effort that includes the City via their New Braunfels Economic Development Corporation (NBEDC) in partnership with the Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Foundation. The NBEDC issues loans and grants funded by the Type B tax. The revenues from the Type B tax can be used to fund a wide variety of projects including land, buildings, equipment, facilities expenditures and improvements related to projects defined in Section 2 of the Act or found by the NBEDC to be required or suitable for use for other projects. The EDC is governed by Chapters 501-505 of Texas Local Government Code.

Resources & Policies

Plans, Studies, & Boards

  1. Economic Development Strategic Plan
  2. Downtown Implementation Plan
  3. Workforce Housing Study
  4. Boards & Committees

Development-Website-Banner Opens in new windowEconomic Development Strategic Plan

The City of New Braunfels Economic Development Strategic Plan was adopted in 2017 to guide the City in its Economic Development endeavors.  The plan identifies the following areas of focus:

  • Workforce Housing
  • Quality of Place
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Regional Transit
  • Real Estate Development