Floresville is a growing city in an area that has been economically viable since the mid-1700s. The Spaniards founded Rancho de Las Cabras to serve as a principal provider of meat and dairy products for Mission Francisco de La Espada in San Antonio. Floresville and the surrounding area have traditionally been a farming and ranching community.
Over the past couple of decades, the area has transitioned from an agriculture-based economy to a more service-oriented economy. Fewer people are involved with agriculture or ranching. These are still important to the city and the area as a whole. However, the future is in attracting manufacturing or service providers to do business in Floresville. The City of Floresville passed a 4B Sales Tax for economic development in 1996 and created the Floresville Economic Development Corporation (FEDC) in 1997. The FEDC coordinates all economic development activity in the city.
Floresville is within the San Antonio metropolitan area with easy access to all major highways and the San Antonio International Airport. On the northern edge of the Eagle Ford Shale region, Floresville offers a strategic location to businesses in the oil and gas industry. The city has all the resources necessary for businesses to thrive. The positive business climate and growing population in the area makes Floresville an attractive place for all business endeavors.