Welcome to Luling

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Opportunities Abound in LULING, TEXAS

Luling is home to two World Class Texas BBQ Joints

About Us

The City of Luling is a rural Caldwell County community of just over 5,000 residents located along the San Marcos River at the intersection of Interstate Hwy. 10 and U.S. Hwy. 183, just 23 miles from Interstate Hwy. 35 in San Marcos. Luling has a historic economic base in agriculture and oil. The City is at the extreme southern edge of the Austin - San Marcos MSA, giving it a rural/urban juxtaposition offering the advantages of reasonable land and labor costs within an hour's drive of two major international airports, three regional airports, thirteen colleges and universities and the amenities associated with two of Texas' major metropolitan areas. Luling is able to meet the corporate needs for sustainable human and natural resources at reasonable costs to prospective companies. The City can provide a home in a user-friendly atmosphere with immediate access to the decision makers, as well as a community eager to work to make your project a success.

Community History

Luling is a community rich in history. Once known as “the toughest town in Texas”, Luling was established in 1874 with the westward progression of the railroad. Throughout the last century Luling has been a significant center of all that is Texas: starting with the railroad, leading to cattle, cotton, and oil. Preserving its history, Luling continues these traditions in the 21st century. Our natural resources have become an integral part of who we are today.


Strategically located between the growing metropolitan areas of Austin and San Antonio, Luling is a crossroads to everywhere due to its juxtaposition of major highways: Interstate 10, US 183, US 90, TX 80 and TX 86. We are surrounded by the major markets of San Antonio (55 miles West), Austin (45 miles North), Houston (140 miles East) and Corpus Christi (145 miles South). The TX 130 Tollroad ties into I-10 just 12 miles west of Luling and I-35 is just 23 miles to the west of Luling. 

Not only are we ideally located for a distribution center, we are also in a high growth area of the State. A quaint, but progressive town, Luling boasts a tremendous rural quality of life, within an hour of two of the largest growing metropolitan areas in the great State of Texas. The City and Community leaders are ready, willing and able to work with you to make Luling home for your business venture.

Board of Directors

The Luling EDC is a type B economic development corporation, comprised of a seven member Board of Directors appointed for a two year term by the Luling City Council.

2019/2020 Board of Directors:

James Nickells (President)                                   Term Expires April 2021

C.J. Watts  (Vice President)                                    Term Expires April 2020

Sonny Rougeou (Treasurer)                                  Term Expires April 2020

Eddie Moses                                                                 Term Expires April 2021

Linda Moore                                                                 Term Expires April 2021

GIlbert Guerrero                                                         Term Expires April 2020

Dennis Engelke                                                           Term Expires Apirl 2021


The LEDC Board of Directors conduct monthly meetings on the third Wednesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers at Luling City Hall, 509 E. Crockett Street.


Topic: Luling Economic Development Corporation

Time: May 6, 2020 05:30 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

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Community Profile

Community Profile

The Luling EDC and City of Luling are progressive towards new business development and are ready, willing and able to help you relocate or get your business up and running in our Community

Home to the Luling Watermelon Thump Festival the last Thursday through Sunday in June

Community Profile

Community Profile

Community Profile

Luling is a quaint and progressive community located at the southern end of the Greater Austin MSA. While in a tremendous growth corridor, Luling still has its rural appeal and abounds in rural treasures.



Community Profile


The Luling EDC and the City of Luling have property available for development. In addition we try to keep an updated list of all available commercial properties here.

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We  strive to stay in communication with our clients. Have a question about  our business, or want to see if we match your specific needs? Send us a  message, or give us a call. We're always happy to connect with new customers!

Luling EDC (830) 875-3214 ledc@austin.rr.com