Wood County, Texas

Gary M. McKinley 
Wood Co. Ind. Commission 
P.O. Box 578
Quitman, TX 75783 
  Phone: 903.768.2402
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The Wood County Industrial Commission investigates and undertakes ways of promoting development of business, industry and commerce in the county. The commission promotes the location and development of new businesses and industries in the county and maintenance and expansion of existing businesses. One of these important industries is tourism and, in that area, the Wood County Industrial Commission works to increase Wood County's visibility as a tourist destination and provide opportunities for the development and expansion of tourism activities and industry in Wood County.

Wood County is located in the northeast section of Texas. The counties of Smith, Rains, Upshur, Hopkins, Van Zandt, Camp, and Franklin border it. Located within the county are the incorporated cities of Alba, Hawkins, Mineola, Quitman, Winnsboro, and Yantis. It is located approximately 90 miles east of Dallas, midway between Dallas and Shreveport. Wood County has an estimated population of 39,286 really nice people.

Wood Co. Ind. Commission
Basic Population Demographics
  2000 Census 2010 Census 2015 Projection
Wood County 36,752 41,964 45,735
Commuting Area (miles/minutes) 35-42    
Source: 2000/2010: US Census Bureau; 2015 ScanUS

Wood Co. Ind. Commission
Major Employers
Company Name Industry Category Number of Employees Link 
Nestle Waters Food Production 265 www.nestle-watersna.com
Jarvis Christian Col. Higher Ed 200 www.jarvis.edu
Keller's Creamery Food Production 170 www.kellerscreamery.com
ETMC Quitman Health Care 150 www.etmc.org
Trinity Mother Francis Health Care 150 www.tmfhs.org

Wood Co. Ind. Commission
Property Tax Information
Property Taxes  Tax Rate/Per $100
Taxing Entity Year - 2010-2011
Average for Wood Co. Cities $0.64800
Avererage for Wood Co. ISDs $1.18680
Wood County $0.51500
Solid Waste $0.02200
Hospital $0.22300
TOTAL: $2.59480

Wood Co. Ind. Commission
Distance To:
City Miles/Hours To
Dallas, Texas 90miles/1.5hrs
Shreveport, Louisiana 90miles/1.5hrs
Texarkana 105miles/2.0hrs
Major Highways (Present in or near my community)
US Highway 69/I-30 South to Tyler, North to Greenville/Dallas
US 80/I-20 East to Shreveport/West to Dallas

Wood Co. Ind. Commission
Utility Information
Utility Provider
Electricity AEP SWEPCO & Wood Co. Elec. Coop
Natural Gas  ATMOS
Telecommunications Peoples/Verizon/Suddenlink
Water City and Water Supply Corporations
Sewer City Only (County by Septic Permit)

Wood Co. Ind. Commission
Available Incentives * Yes/No
Property Tax Abatement Yes
Land Yes (Cities)
Cash Grants Yes
Employment Incentives Yes