Business Climate
Big Business in a Small Town
La Vernia is known for being open for business. We are located in the oil and gas rich region of Texas know as Eagle Ford Shale Play, just 35 miles southeast of San Antonio, the 7th largest city in the United States. For businesses demanding fast and reliable Internet Service, Fiber To The Home (FTTH) from is available. Utilizing cutting-edge fiber optic technology, FTTH provides the necessary bandwidth to carry large amounts of data – including audio and video- that many businesses and telecommuters require.

Because of the tremendous housing growth over the past decade the demand for new retail opportunities is extremely high as young, well-educated families with high household incomes seek new amenities that complement their active lifestyles. Land prices remain competitive, and because our development process is truly streamlined, all businesses receive personalized and efficient attention.
Permitting Process

Do you need help understanding the permitting process? As an ever-flourishing city in population and business, La Vernia is focused on its long-term economic growth.La Vernia has become a proud model city that exhibits an easy yet efficient development process compared to major cities. Our one stop shop offers less hassle for our permitting process, which minimizes red tape and gives businesses the opportunity to take off right out of the gate. We work with the city closely to guarantee the development process is as streamlined as possible. For more information visit the City of La Vernia website


The La Vernia Municipal Development District works with many local and regional allies to bring new business opportunities to La Vernia.


The City of La Vernia Mayor, City Council and staff work together to promote quality growth and development in the city.

The Greater La Vernia Chamber of Commerce works to promote the development of local businesses and enhance the economic attractiveness of the Greater La Vernia area.

Wilson County Judge and Commissioners work together to promote the quality of life in all of Wilson County.

Workforce Solutions Alamo’s mission is to build a premier workforce in America by providing employers and residents with the opportunities, resources and services to develop and gain a competitive edge in the global economy.

The Alamo Area Council of Governments mission  is to enhance the quality of life of all residents of the Alamo Region in partnership with elected and appointed officials, funders, community partners and beneficiaries.

The South-West Texas Border Small Business Development Center gives entrepreneurs have access to professional and confidential business advising, quality training programs, and an extensive referral network.