The City of Live Oak's Economic Development Corporation (EDC) is a leading business and community catalyst focused on building economic prosperity in the City and throughout the region.
The EDC is developing and implementing programs that will facilitate the growth and development of existing companies, as well as provide the foundation from which to effectively recruit new companies to the area. The result of theseeconomic development initiatives will be an increased property and sales tax base for the City of Live Oak, a dynamic economic environment for our business community and an enhanced quality of life for Live Oak's residents and business community.
In support of the goals of the EDC, aweb tool has been launched to aid prospective companies that are looking for a place to expand or relocate. With coordination from the Texas Governor's Office,Live Oak offers services theTexasSiteSearch.com tool for its economic development initiatives.
TexasSiteSearch.com was launched in late 2009 to aide economic development and location selection in the State of Texas. To date, 100 Texas cities have harnessed the power of this innovative web tool that is available to Texas cities that have an EDC. Real estate professionals, site selection specialists, and community officials can access the site either through the TexasWideOpenForBusiness.com website or directly at TexasSiteSearch.com at no cost. For your convenience, a tab has been placed at the bottom of the Main EDC page of this web site. The siteis designed to address the following questions:
- What are the characteristics of Texas that make it so attractive to business?
- What are some examples of available industrial and commercial properties around the state?
- What business, demographic, and consumer data defines each specific location?
Now, through the City of Live Oak's website, available property within the boundaries of Live Oak is highlighted, and provides answers to questions that are specific to Live Oak.
(Access Texas Site Search)
How to use it?
It is simple to search for building space or developable land. Enter minimum and maximum size requirements by square feet or acres, and, if relevant, narrow the search by selecting properties that are for lease or sale only. If you want to further refine your search,simply click a property type (or CTRL-clicking multiple types). Once desired search criteria have been entered,click "Search Properties" and TexasSiteSearch.com will query the database for the information combination entered. A list of properties meeting these criteria will be listed below the map on the right portion of the screen.
Selecting any of these properties will take the user into adetailed description of a property. The user may select multiple properties and choose to "Save Sites" at the bottom of the list to store potential candidates. (Please note there may be multiple pages of sites in groups of 20). For your convenience there are a number of ways to use this information offline, by simplyexporting it to Word, Excel, or PDF format, emailed to an interested party. You can even link it through a social networking medium by utilizing the buttons found above the map space, on the right side of the page.
Create Demographic or Business Reports
Properties are linked to interactive maps that display geographic information such as the locations of major highways/thoroughfares, educational institutions; flood plain, airports, and more. These layers can be manipulated without running a property search, but all remain available to the user once a detailed site has been selected. Allmaps are completely interactive, can be manipulated, and the information displayed is determined by the website user.
For other questions pertaining directly to the use of TexasSiteSearch.com, please refer to the FAQ ("Frequently Asked Questions") page or contact Office of the Governor's Economic Development and Tourism Division.
(Information accessed through the Governor's Office and GIS Planning Inc. All Rights Reserved.)
All city offices use one address:
City of Live Oak
8001 Shin Oak Drive
Live Oak, TX 78233