Tesla’s new Gigafactory Texas has increased local demand for automotive parts manufacturing. Kyle is located a mere 30 miles from this U.S. manufacturing hub for Model Y and the future home of the Cybertruck. It is easily accessible from I-35, allowing for the easy distribution of goods. Our local school district, Hays CISD, offers specialized CTE programs, including a state-of-the-art Automotive Technology Center which provides skilled workers for the region.
Austin has recently experienced tremendous growth in the semiconductor industry. Kyle, as part of the thriving Texas Innovation Corridor, has also become a desirable manufacturing location. In 2019, South Koren-based ENF Technologies broke ground in Kyle on their new, $45 million U.S. headquarters. The 100,000 square-foot facility makes electronics for Samsung Austin Semiconductor, GlobalFoundries, Micron, Texas Instruments, and Intel.
Medical Equipment & Supply Manufacturing
Since the groundbreaking of Ascension Seton Hays Hospital in 2007, Kyle continues to grow as a medical hub for the South Austin region. The hospital is a catalyst for medical development in Kyle, and brought with it almost 2 million additional square feet of newly constructed medical facilities and over 2,000 direct medical jobs, not counting physicians or specialists.
St. David’s HealthCare is also acquiring land in Kyle where it will build a full-service, acute care hospital that will include 34 beds, with room for expansion as the community continues to grow. This project will result in an investment of approximately $185 million in the Kyle community.
This boom in Kyle’s medical industry creates a high demand for medical equipment and supply manufacturing.