At GoMedinaCounty.com, we’re taking a bold approach in creating new business opportunities for companies to expand, grow and relocate within Medina County.
From our access to national and international market places, to our unique location and entry into key transportation hubs, and to our business-friendly tax policies and trained workforce, Medina County will give your business the edge when it comes to fostering investment, innovation, and long-term growth opportunities.
We’ll partner with you and provide the help and resources to enable your business to grow and succeed, including financial assistance, workforce training programs, site locations and permitting/licensing assistance.
With strategic access to key roads, railways and airports, Medina County has a robust transportation infrastructure to support business growth and is uniquely positioned to ship and deliver products to US and global markets in a single day.
Medina County is located 30 miles west of San Antonio, with strategic highway, rail and air access. U.S. Highway 90 provides quick access to Interstate 35 to Austin and Dallas to the north and Mexico to the South. Interstate 10 provides a direct route to Houston and also provides access to the northwest part of the state. The Union Pacific (UP) Railroad is located along Highway 90 with service by both UP and Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) with Hondo Railway providing local rail operation. The South Texas Regional Airport is a city-owned general aviation airport with four runways (the longest measuring 6,002 feet), a 400,000 square-foot apron space and more than 1,600 acres for development.
Medina County can offer prospective businesses significant state and local incentives and tax relief, including tax credits that reduce the tax burden on manufacturers and give businesses a leg up on their competition. These incentives are designed to offset upfront costs of your investment and help you focus on growth and development.
With significant dollars invested in workforce training and development, Medina County is preparing residents and providing them with the necessary skills to become experts in their respective fields. Our workforce continues to improve through partnerships with local schools and technical institutions to better tailor the workforce to fit the needs of your business.
“We’re taking a bold approach to creating new business opportunities. We’ll partner with employers and provide the help and resources needed for businesses to thrive in Medina County.”
– Jesse Perez, Executive Director of the Hondo Economic Development Corporation
“Medina County is ready for this. We’re in a unique position to improve the lives of our residents while also supporting business development throughout the area.”
– Arnie Dollase, President of the Castroville Area Economic Development Council
“The tax climate will help give new business the edge when it comes to fostering investment, innovation and long-term growth opportunities.”
– Michael Beasley, Senior Vice President of Community National Bank
“Location is such a critical factor when starting or expanding a business and Medina County is conveniently positioned – both geographically and economically – for new business to flourish.”
– Roger Hernandez, President of the Hondo Chamber of Commerce
“We’re very bullish on the Texas economy and we feel Medina County is a strategic location to start, grow or expand a business.”
– Erik Remmert, Vice President of Southwest Gulf Railroad.
“Medina County is primed and ready for new development and growth. The steps we are taking today are helping us prepare for tomorrow’s future.”
– Joe Ramos, Devine City Administrator
How many people do you employ? 240
How long have you been in business? 52 years
Why is Medina County a good place for your business?
Established in 1964, Medina Regional Hospital has grown to employ over 240 full and part time employees in the various hospital and clinics. As the County continues to grow and develop, quality health care is an important part of attracting new businesses, professionals and families and making them feel comfortable in our community. Our facilities are conveniently located to meet the needs of local residents, which means less travel distance and time off from work for routine checkups, appointments or specialized care.
What is your favorite thing about having a location in Medina County?
We’re located close enough to major medical centers in San Antonio to facilitate transfers for higher level care or referrals to specialty care that isn’t available here. That same proximity to San Antonio allows us to bring in a variety of specialists to our Hondo and Devine locations. Our emergency physicians also bring experience from the metro area to our rural facilities. Additionally, our partnership with Methodist Healthcare System of San Antonio has benefited the community by strengthening the hospital’s financial resources.
Do you feel that Medina County offers enough resources for your business to succeed?
Medina County has supported the efforts of our hospital for more than 50 years. The communities are very family friendly, offer a lower cost of living and are conveniently located near San Antonio. These are big selling points when recruiting for management positions, physicians, mid-level providers such as nurse practitioners and physician assistants and allied health professionals. Our employees who live and work in Medina County make significant contributions to the local economy and are actively involved with their families in a variety of school and community events. We are fortunate to have volunteers who commit their time and talents to our Board of Directors, recently named the 2016 Start Trustee Award winners by the Texas Healthcare Trustees (THT).
We also have two great nonprofit groups of volunteers in the Medina Regional Hospital Auxiliary and the Medina Healthcare Fund, who raise funds annually to assist the hospital with capital equipment and facility improvements.
How has Medina Regional Hospital grown over the years?
The hospital was built in 1964 and completed a major renovation and expansion in 2008.
We added a second Specialty Clinic in 2014, expanded and remodeled the Medical Clinic of Devine in 2015 and moved the Medical Clinic of Castroville to a new location across from Medina Valley Middle School in May 2016. Our hospital and clinics are now using electronic health records to manage patient information. We’ve also made significant advances in our diagnostic services with both new technology and equipment. We’re proud to offer many of the same services available in San Antonio, but in a convenient location closer to home for residents of Medina County.
Tell us something people might not know about the Medina Healthcare System?
Our hospital recently received 4 out of 5 stars on Medicare.gov’s Hospital Compare Ratings System. Our team works diligently to incorporate best practices in the care we provide, and our patient satisfaction scores show that we are one of the top hospitals in the area. We’ve received quality awards from the Texas Hospital Association and the National Rural Health Association. We were also recognized by the Hondo Area Chamber of Commerce as the 2016 Unsung Hero Award recipient for our emergency department’s commitment to caring for the community.