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Transportation

Air service 
San Angelo Regional Airport is served by American Airlines commuter flights. American offers four flights daily to Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport.

Highways 
San Angelo is served by three U.S. highways: 67, 87, 277. Located between Interstate Highways 10 and 20, San Angelo is a 1-hour and 1 ½-hour drive from each, respectively. Current highway improvement projects are underway to connect the interstate highways with four-lane access. U.S Highway 277 is San Angelo’s closest connection to Mexico – a distance of 155 miles to the border crossing at Del Rio and Ciudad Acuña, Coahuila. The highway traffic in West Central Texas is light, and the four-lane divided highways and two-lane highways with full shoulders provide easy and safe travel.

 

Ports-to-Plains
The Ports-to-Plains Trade Corridor is a planned, multimodal transportation corridor including a multi-lane divided highway that will facilitate the efficient transportation of goods and services from Mexico, through West Texas, New Mexico, Colorado and Oklahoma, and ultimately on to the Pacific Northwest and Canada.

Together, the communities along the Ports-to-Plains Trade Corridor are becoming the gateway to trade throughout the nation and with Mexico and Canada. The Ports-to-Plains Trade Corridor will provide a vast number of benefits for communities along the corridor. The trade corridor will allow for the development of less congested ports of entry along the Texas/Mexico border. In addition, it will provide alternatives to other congested corridors that run through major metropolitan areas. In doing so, the trade between Mexico, Canada and the United States will continue to dramatically increase, and all three nations will continue to see a rise in their regional mobility and economic status. 

Railroad
San Angelo is home to the corporate office of Texas Pacifico Transportation, Ltd., the operator of the 390-mile short line railroad that connects to the major railroads at its east end (including the BNSF, and the KCS and UP by way of the FWWR), interchanges with the UP at Alpine, and connects to the Mexican railroad network at its west end at Presidio, Texas/Ojinaga, Chihuahua. The railroad currently serves customers in the communities of Ballinger, Miles, Harriet, San Angelo, Mertzon, Barnhart, Big Lake, Rankin, McCamey, Sulphur, Junction and Fort Stockton. Main commodities moving on the TXPF include frac sand, crude oil, grain and steel. The international bridge at Presidio/Ojinaga is planned for reconstruction in 2015, reopening the important gateway that will expedite freight movement between the Dallas/Fort Worth area and north central Mexico.

For more information, contact Elizabeth Grindstaff, vice president of Texas Pacifico at 325-942-8164.

Motor freight 
Motor freight companies located in San Angelo include ABF Freight, Beaver Express, Central Freight Systems, Con-Way Freight and FedEx Freight.

Overnight delivery 
San Angelo is served by Federal Express, Airborne Express, UPS and the U.S. Postal Service in providing overnight or expedited package delivery.

Bus service 
San Angelo is served by Kerrville Bus Lines with direct schedules to all major cities in Texas and the nation.  Concho Coaches provides twice daily van service to Midland International Airport.

Taxi service 
Local taxi service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week through Checker Cab Co., Yellow Cab Co. and Red Ball Taxi.

Automobile entals 
Rental services include Affordable Rent & Leasing, Avis Rent a Car, Budget Rent a Car, Enterprise Rent a Car, Hertz Rent a Car and National Car Rental.

Concho Valley Transit 
In 2006, the City of San Angelo and the Concho Valley Council of Governments consolidated the urban and the rural public transportation system. The transit office is located at 510 N. Chadbourne St.  A new multi-modal terminal opened in 2012.

For more information, call 325-947-8729.

Travel to work 
Seventy-seven percent of San Angelo city workers drove to work alone from 2005-07, 12 percent carpooled, 1 percent took public transportation, and 7 percent used other means. The remaining 3 percent worked at home. Among those who commuted to work, it took them on average 15.3 minutes to get to work.

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

For information concerning the in-state and out-of state mileage, please find a PDF below
In-state and out-of-state mileage

Location

The City of San Angelo covers 58.61 square miles and Tom Green County covers 1,540.05 square miles. San Angelo is located at latitude 31.22 N and longitude 100.30 W in West Central Texas between the Texas Hill Country to the southeast and the Rolling Plains to the northwest. San Angelo is located between U.S. Interstate Highways 10 and 20. I-10 is 66 miles south of San Angelo and, depending upon the route taken, it is approximately 70-80 miles to I-20. Other major highways connecting to San Angelo include U.S. Highway 67, 87 and 277.

Workforce

The City of San Angelo Development Corporation works closely with several regional partners to provide service and assistance to businesses and individuals regarding workforce needs. Workforce Solutions of the Concho Valley provides Tom Green County and the 13-county region with training programs, labor market information, and various other solutions for employers.

For information concerning the Hourly Wage Rates, please find a PDF below:
Hourly Wage Rates

For information concerning the Most Popular Jobs, please find a PDF below: 
Most Popular Jobs

Workforce Solutions of the Concho Valley
As a public sector stakeholder, Workforce Solutions of the Concho Valley is aware of a wide range of community services from which employers could benefit. By serving as the conduit for the business community they assist the City of San Angelo Development Corp. in connecting local business incubators, industrial park managers, economic development boards, and others together to increase business networks in San Angelo.

For information concerning the Targeted and Demand Occupations, Please find a PDF below:
Local Target Occupation List

Unemployment Rates

San Angelo Unemployment

Unemployment

Employment by industry

 Employment by industry

Occupations & types of employers
Among the most common occupations were: management, professional and related occupations, 30 percent; sales and office occupations, 27 percent; service occupations, 21 percent; production, transportation and material moving occupations, 11 percent; and construction, extraction, maintenance and repair occupations, 10 percent. Seventy-four percent of the people employed were private wage and salary workers; 19 percent were federal, state or local government workers; and 7 percent were self-employed in or own not incorporated business workers. 

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Demographics

Population characteristics
San Angelo is located in Tom Green County, whose 2010 population is estimated to be 110,224. The City of San Angelo is a dominant part of the population of Tom Green County, with an estimated population of 93,200.

 

Please find a PDF  below with State and County US Census Quick Facts concerning the San Angelo and Tom Green County with Texas comparisons on Population Estimates, Housing, Demographics, County Business Patterns, Economic Census, Business Owners, Building Permits.

San Angelo Quick Facts
Tom Green County Quick Facts

Cost of living
San Angelo participates in the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) "Cost of Living Index" program. This index is compiled from data submitted on a quarterly basis from over 300 metropolitan areas. Each participating community "shops" 64 items in their respective communities on the same day of each quarter. These prices for goods and services are sent to C2ER, where a quarterly index is compiled. The national average for each item is given a rating of 100. You can use the cost of living calculator here.

Major employers

San Angelo has many employers that contribute to the quality of life that we all enjoy. We thank them for helping to make San Angelo, Texas, a great place to live, work and play!

Major Employers                                                                                                                            Size

Goodfellow Air Force Base (plus students)

          5,127

Shannon Health System

          2,712

San Angelo ISD

          1,973

Angelo State University

          1,625

City of San Angelo

936

San Angelo State Supported Living Center

950

San Angelo Community Medical Center

720

Tom Green County

514

SITEL, Inc.

602

Ethicon (Johnson & Johnson)

510

Lone Star Beef Processors

490

Hirschfeld Industries

330

Performant Financial

375

BlueCross BlueShield of Texas

400

Reece Albert

395

Baptist Retirement Center

301

Stripes Convenience Stores

298

Source: San Angelo Chamber of Commerce - November 2014

Utilities

Natural gas
Natural gas service is provided by Atmos Energy in San Angelo. Residential, Commercial and Industrial service is available by calling the Atmos Energy Customer Call Center at 1-888-286-6700. For current rates or questions, contact the Atmos Energy Customer Call Center or Shelley Burnett at 325-481-3716.

Electricity
Electrical line service is provided by AEP-Texas. San Angelo is currently served with 13 transmission lines - 69,000 volts (4) 138,000 volts (6), 345,000 volts (3). Under deregulation, San Angelo residents and businesses can select their own retail electric provider.

For detailed information on service providers and rates, go to: powertochoose.org.

Telecommunications
Verizon is the region’s principal provider of local telephone service and operates a 100-percent digital network. In addition to Verizon’s long-distance service, other long-distance service providers with POPs in San Angelo include AT&T, Sprint, CenturyLink, Cable & Wireless, and CTTC. In addition to standard copper and fiber-based services that provide a range of voice, video and data services, San Angelo residential and business customers can also obtain digital subscriber line (DSL) service, high-speed cable modem service, LMDS, wireless DSL and digital satellite service.

Refuse service
Refuse collection is provided by a private contractor who utilizes the City-owned landfill. The contractor is Republic Services. The cost of residential service is $8.95/month for twice weekly service. Base rates for commercial business customers are:

Refuse Collection

Dumpster size (yd³)

Once/week

Twice/week

2 yd³

$41.18

$67.78

4 yd³

$66.06

$101.24

8 yd³

$98.95

$177.88


Water service
San Angelo’s water supply is owned and operated by the City of San Angelo. Sources of water include surface and ground water.  For information on system capacity click here.

Contact: San Angelo Water Utilities Department: 325-657-4323

Monthly Base Fee

Meter Size

Base Rate

5/8”

$19.12

1”

$23.14

1 ½”

$27.19

2”

$35.86

3”

$104.71

4”

$130.73

6”

$190.31

8”

$257.97


Sanitary sewer
The City of San Angelo has an activated sludge wastewater treatment facility. The wastewater treatment capacity is 13.2 million gallons/day. The current treatment is 9.21 million gallons/day, and the highest peak treatment was 13 million gallons/day.

Water Meter Size

Base Rate

5/8”

$19.81

1”

$22.93

2”

$32.79

3”

$86.16

4”

$106.33

6”

$152.52

8”

$204.98

 

Contact: San Angelo Water Utilities Department at 325-657-4323 for specific pre-treatment charges.

Incentives

Tax abatements
The City of San Angelo and Tom Green County may provide personal property and real estate tax abatements for periods of five to seven years. Abatement levels range from 20 percent to 75 percent and are determined by the number of new jobs created and/or the amount of new investment in the community. All companies receiving the abatements must meet the minimum job creation level of five new jobs and no less than $250,000 in new valuation in either real estate and/or personal property. Please note that tax abatements and rebates may exceed the percentages shown but must be considered on a case by case basis.

Businesses eligible for the tax abatements are manufacturing, warehousing/distribution centers, home/regional administrative offices, data processing centers, and telecommunications services. Tax abatements are not automatic; applications must be made to both the City Council and County Commissioners' Court.

Inventory tax exemptions
All three taxing districts within San Angelo (city, county and San Angelo Independent School District) may provide 100-percent tax exemptions for inventory and work-in-process that will be shipped outside of the state of Texas and kept on site for less than 175 days. San Angelo is one of the few cities in Texas where all three taxing districts provide this incentive. Application must be made annually by contacting Mr. Bill Benson, Chief Appraiser, Tom Green County Appraisal District at 325-658-5575.

Tom Green County/San Angelo Enterprise Zone
The zone was created by the Texas Department of Economic Development in 1996, and renewed in 2003. Unlike the local tax abatement program, all businesses are eligible for designation as a “project.” However, there are a limited number of projects selected state-wide, so job creation and job quality are important considerations for each project.

Companies that are approved as designated projects within the zone are eligible for sales tax refunds of up to $2,000 per new employee over the five-year period. The total amount of tax refunds is capped at $1,250,000 per company over the five years. An additional advantage to the program is a refund of state franchise taxes paid. The company receiving the benefits of the program must agree to hire 25 percent of their new employees from within the zone. For a link to an interactive enterprise zone map of San Angelo, click here.  

Sales tax for economic development
San Angelo voters have approved a 1/2-cent increase in the sales tax for community and economic development projects. The City of San Angelo Development Corp. has established priorities for manufacturing, warehousing/distribution, telecommunications services, data processing, and home/regional offices. Loans and grants are available for buildings, land, equipment, training, site infrastructure, moving expenses, lease subsidies and other expansion costs. The minimum job and investment thresholds are five new jobs and $125,000 in new investment. Job retention may also be considered. The project must meet state mandated NAICS codes and “a definition of primary employees.”    

Depending upon the wages and types of jobs created, the development corporation may provide assistance from $1,000 to $5,000/new job. High skill-high wage jobs may carry a higher incentive level. New and existing companies are eligible.

Please find a below of the quarterly sales tax report of San Angelo MSA
Quarterly Sales Tax Report

Industrial district designation
A company that wishes to locate outside of the city limits of San Angelo and still avail themselves of city services may apply to the City for designation as an industrial district, with the expectation that they will be annexed at some future date. These agreements typically last for seven years, but may be extended. During this period of time they are outside of the city limits, the company does not pay city personal property tax (inventory and equipment), but they do pay a negotiated percentage of real estate tax they would normally pay. Past agreements were 10 percent in year one, 20 percent in year two, etc. The cost of services that the company wishes to obtain from the City are negotiated. An industrial district in San Angelo is located in the northeast part of the city and includes companies such as Ethicon and Coverlay in the Chaparral Commercial Center.

Education

Twenty-seven public facilities offer pre-school, elementary, and secondary education, while 6 private and/or parochial schools are certified through twelfth grade level. The public system also operates four special education schools for vision- and hearing-impaired students, as well as those with other special needs. The San Angelo Independent School District consists of two high schools, four middle schools, and 21 elementary schools. Contact the San Angelo Independent School District at 325-947-3700.

Private Schools

Angelo Catholic School
Pre-kindergarten - 1st Grade
Holy Angels Catholic Church
2315 S A&M Ave.

San Angelo Christian Academy
Prekindergarten – 12thGrade
518 Country Club Road
325-651-8363

Cornerstone Christian School
Pre-kindergarten - 12th Grade
1502 N. Jefferson St.
325-655-3439

Gateway Christian Academy
Pre-kindergarten - 6th Grade
333 W. Avenue C
325-486-1267

The Potter’s Hand School
K4 - 12th Grade
342 S. Chadbourne Street
325-234-6939

Ambleside School of San Angelo
Kindergarten - 12th Grade
515 S. Harris #108
325-659-1654

Trinity Lutheran School
Pre-Kindergarten - 8th Grade
3516 YMCADrive
325-947-1275

 

Post-Secondary Education

Angelo State University
With an enrollment of approximately 6,300 students, Angelo State University attracts students from every region of Texas, 40-plus additional states and more than two dozen countries. Known for its strong academics and nationally ranked programs physics, ASU is a member of the Texas Tech University System.

ASU offers baccalaureate programs in teacher training, literature, psychology, social sciences, chemistry, physics, mathematics, animal science, fine and applied arts, journalism, nursing, modern languages, kinesiology, numerous business areas and computer science. For more information, contact the ASU Admissions office at 325-942-2041.

Twenty-three graduate programs lead to master's degrees in a variety of areas, including business, education, public administration, physical therapy and biology. Graduate studies lead to the following degrees: Master of Arts, Master of Science, Master of Business Administration, Master of Education, Master of Music Education, Master of Public administration and Master of Physical Therapy. Contact ASU Graduate Studies at 325-942-2169.

Learn more about Angelo State by visiting the ASU Web site.

Howard College San Angelo – 3501 U.S. Highway 67 North
Howard College, located in Big Spring, Texas, has a campus of over 2,000 students in San Angelo. Instruction in the San Angelo campus is concentrated predominantly in technical/occupational fields of study that lead to certificates and/or associate in applied science degrees. For more information, contact for Howard College, San Angelo at 325-481-8350.

American Commercial College
 - 3177 Executive Drive
ACC is a private college for career education. The San Angelo facility provides training for approximately 600 students each year in multiple fields of study and certification. They offer two 1440 hour, 4 semester degree programs in: 

Associate of Applied Science in Administrative Assisting and Associate of Applied Science in Electronics Technology. For more information, contact American Commercial College at (325)942-6797.

Texas State Technical College - Sweetwater, TX
TSTC is located in Sweetwater, 75 miles from San Angelo. They provide training for San Angelo businesses that cannot obtain the required courses in our institutions. Courses offered in TSTC include: Automation/Robotics Technology, Telecommunications Technology, Advanced Polymer Manufacturing, Industrial Management Technology, Manufacturing Engineering Technology, Computer/Network Electronics Technology, and Clean Room Maintenance. For more information, contact Texas State Technical College at (325)235-7300.

Business Incubator
The Concho Valley Center for Entrepreneurial Development (CVCED) is San Angelo’s business incubator and accelerator program operated by the staff of the ASU Small Business Development Center. The CVCED serves as an incubator to nurture young firms, helping them to survive and grow during the start-up period when they are most vulnerable. Incubators provide:

  • hands-on management assistance
  • access to financing
  • orchestrated exposure to critical business and technical support services
  • shared office services
  • access to equipment
  • flexible leases and expandable space, all under one roof

The CVCED is located at 69 N. Chadbourne Street, San Angelo TX 76903. Contact them at (325)657-9214.

Continuing Education
Both San Angelo public high schools have vocational training programs as an elective: Central High School provides Auto Technology, Auto Body, Building Trades, Electronics, Drafting, and Welding/Metal trades. Lake View High School provides Graphic Arts, Auto Technology, Introduction to Construction, Introduction to Transportation Careers, and Welding.

Angelo State University, Howard College, and American Commercial College all provide contract training for employers. The two public institutions can administer and participate in workforce development programs financed by two popular state training programs - The Skills Development Fund and the Smart Jobs Program.

Both Angelo State University (ASU) and Howard College provide active continuing education programs, typically held at night for people that want to learn basic skills or take refresher courses. Over the past year, ASU has provided vocational training in a wide range of computer introductory and intermediate courses, software instructional programs, introduction to electricity, plumbing, computer repair, web page construction, basic and advanced air conditioning, and basic electricity.

Howard College's continuing education programs have included: basic computer aided drafting, Windows NT workstations and servers, PC maintenance and support, keyboarding and other computer related courses, and several courses in medical terminology, transcription and coding and reimbursement methodologies.

Training

West Texas Training Center (WTTC)
The West Texas Training Center (WTTC) is a facility that serves the workforce training needs of the Concho Valley and West Texas.  The center and its consortium partners provide this training via high school courses, college credit courses and programs, continuing education units and professional development courses, customized training classes, distance education (online and interactive television), and by working with regional industry to provide facility space for company-specific training classes.  Instruction is delivered via face-to-face and distance education, including online and interactive television.   The WTTC is located at 3501 N. US Hwy 67 (the old Levi Strauss building).  For more information on the West Texas Training Center, contact the director’s office at (325)942-2800, ext. 3223.              

 Educational Atainment

Quality of Life

Cultural Affairs
For a city of under 100,000 population, San Angelo provides a high level of cultural events and activities. Texas theater began in San Angelo - the San Angelo Civic Theater is the oldest community-based theater group in Texas. Annual performances include comedy, musicals, and drama. Angelo State University is another excellent source for both stage and dinner theater performances. The San Angelo Symphony performs 8 times during the year, and is headquartered in the restored City Auditorium.

The San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, located on the river downtown San Angelo, provides an outstanding venue for the visual arts and annually sponsors the National Ceramic Arts Competition. The Cultural Affairs Council offers many attractive and exciting entertainment options, such as the Cactus Jazz & Blues Festival and the Texas Wine & Food Festival. For more information on the arts, contact the Cultural Affairs Council at 325-653-6793

Shopping
San Angelo has 10 shopping centers throughout the community. Nine are shopping centers with outside entrances and one is a fully enclosed mall. Sunset Mall has 60-65 individual businesses and is anchored by Beall’s, Dillards, JC Penny’s, and Sears. Some of San Angelo’s national chain retailers are Lowe’s Home Improvement Center, Home Depot, Target, Office Max, Office Depot, Pier One, Best Buy, Academy Sports, Sam’s Club, Famous Footwear, PETCO, Petsmart, Inc., Bed, Bath & Beyond, Ross Department Store, Rue- 21, Family Power Sports, Ashley Furniture, Furniture Row, Kirklands, Fed-Ex Kinko and 2 Wal-Mart Super Centers. 

Recreation & Sports
San Angelo’s weather allows residents and visitors to enjoy year round recreational activities. The summer temperatures are moderated by a trip to any of the three lakes that border the city limits. Boating, fishing, and water skiing are popular summer sports. If you have children, you will find a variety of activities for them as well. The City of San Angelo, Boys and Girls Clubs, and the YMCA operate several recreation centers. Organized sports for children include baseball, basketball, football, softball, saddle club, soccer, and gymnastics. Fourteen public tennis court locations, two public swimming pools, two country clubs with golf, tennis, and swimming, and three additional public golf courses all provide outdoor recreation opportunities.

Fall and winter provide some of the best deer, turkey and quail hunting in Texas. For those that enjoy a sideline seat for their sports enjoyment, college football and basketball kick off in the fall and winter with Angelo State University. Professional sports include San Angelo Stock Show and Rodeo and the San Angelo Bandits—indoor arena football.

City of San Angelo Event Calendar

San Angelo Event Schedule

Weather & Climate
San Angelo’s altitude of 1,900 feet, location on the northern boundary of the Chihuahuan desert, and our proximity to rivers and lakes provide a very pleasant climate. With 3 lakes and rivers flowing through the city, San Angelo has an average morning humidity of 79%, but that drops to a comfortable average of 44% in the afternoons. Temperatures do reach in the 100’s during the summer, but low humidity in the 15% to 25% range keeps the “heat index” down. Snow and sleet are not common, but will occur once or twice each year. From an employer’s standpoint, there are no lost workdays because of winter. The average annual temperature is 64.5 degrees, with average highs of 77.1, and lows of 51.8. San Angelo receives 251 days of sunshine each year, and the average rainfall is 20.91 inches. 

Historic Downtown San Angelo
Downtowns across America have suffered the loss of businesses to suburbs and to areas dominated by large national chain stores. However, a new era of hope permeates the downtown businesses in San Angelo’s historic downtown. With the formation of Downtown San Angelo, Inc. in 2003, and the designation as a “Mainstreet Program” in 2004, there is a renewed interest in historic preservation and niche business locations in downtown San Angelo. Major investments over the past two years have included the Museum of Fine Arts, the San Angelo Visitors Center, and the new YMCA. Kids Kingdom is a strong attraction for young families and their children. Continued emphasis on riverfront development is a key to downtown development. Additional 1⁄2 cent sales tax dollars will be spent improving the riverfront in San Angelo, and at the nearby Fort Concho Historic Site.

 

 

 

 

 

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