Kilgore, Texas

Amanda Nobles, CEcD
Kilgore EDC
1001 Synergy Blvd. Ste 100
Kilgore, TX 75662
  Phone: 903.983.3522
Fax: 903.984.2746
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Kilgore Economic Development Corp. is a leading economic development organization in Texas.  Since KEDC’s inception in 1990, the industrial tax value in Kilgore grew faster than any other category of property.  

  • The top ten taxpayers in Kilgore increased in value 504% since 1990.  
  • The per capita value of industrial property in Kilgore is $41,878 and is up to 22 time larger than other Gregg County  areas.  
  • In addition, the tax rate has decreased $0.21.  

The organization is funded by a dedicated local sales tax approved by voters.   It is directed by a five-person board and managed by a staff of four with certifications in business retention and expansion, economic and community development and economic development finance.  KEDC has won international awards for excellence in economic development.

KEDC’s mission is to enhance a business climate that is conducive to job creation and retention improving the standard of living for Kilgore residents.

Our vision is a strengthened and diverse economy that is considered to be a prime business location.



Kilgore Economic Development Corp.
Basic Population Demographics
  2000 Census 2010 Census 2015 Projection
Kilgore, TX      
Commuting Area of 30 miles 361,109 400,139 422,159
Source: Sites on Texas


Kilgore Economic Development Corp.
Major Employers
Company Name Industry Category No. of Employees Link
General Dynamics SATCOM Tehnologies Satellite Communications Equipment 550
Orgill, Inc. Warehouse/Distribution 157
Closure Systems, Intl. Plastic Containers 210
Yamaha/Skeeter Recreational 151
Halliburton Services Oilfield Services 832


Kilgore Economic Development Corp.
Property Tax Information
Property Taxes  Tax Rate/Per $100**
Taxing Entity Year - 2014-15
City of Kilgore $0.45
Kilgore ISD $1.3092
ore Junior College $0.15400
Gregg County $0.26250
Special Purpose $0.00000
Special Purpose $0.00000
Special Purpose $0.00000
TOTAL: $2.1757


Kilgore Economic Development Corp.
Distance To:
City Miles/Hours To
Dallas, Texas 120.6 miles/2 hours
Shreveport, Louisiana 70.8 miles/1 hour, 13 minutes
Houston, Texas 200.1 miles/3 hours, 29 minutes
Major Highways (Present in or near my community)
Interstate 20 East to West coasts
US Highway 259 North to Heavener OK and south to US 59
TX State Highway 31 West to Waco and East to Longview, Texas


Kilgore Economic Development Corp.
Utility Information
Utility   Provider  *
Electricity AEP/SWEPCO
Natural Gas Centerpoint
Telecommunications Verizon
Water City of Kilgore
Sewer City of Kilgore


Kilgore Economic Development Corp.
Available Incentives * Yes/No
Property Tax Abatement YES
Land YES
Relocation Incentives YES
Cash Grants YES
Employment Incentives YES
Training Assistance YES
Freeport Tax Exemption YES
Foreign-Trade Zone/Alternate Site Framework YES