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Seven New Projects Net Kilgore the 2015 Community Economic Development Award

Posted: 12/02/2015
Author: Jana Russell/

Kilgore EDC turned prospects into seven deals worth $17.86 million of investment and 638 jobs.  Five of the seven were in the metal fabrication industry.



TexAmericas Center 101 acre site designated as first STAR Site in Texas

Posted: 01/17/2017
Author: TexAmericas Center

TexAmericas Center and MTG Engineers & Surveyors are pleased to announce that TexAmericas Center has received the first STAR Site designation through the Texas Economic Development Council’s (TEDC) Documented Sites Program.  The certified STAR Site is a 101 acre parcel, located less than 1 mile from I-30. The site is officially determined to possess the quality standards that companies request when conducting a search for a location to build a new facility— making it a unique, first-rate business location in Texas and the greater Texarkana area.



East Texas Town Sees the World as a Hot Prospect

Posted: 12/02/2015
Author: Jana Russell/

East Texans made the 110 large Portacool units used during Ramadan in the Sheik Zayed Mosque in Abu Dhabi.  The evaporative coolers also took the heat off the Dallas Cowboys in Texas Stadium.

Plastics and Metal Fabrication Companies Locate and Expand in Kilgore, Texas

Posted: 04/24/2015
Author: Jana Russell/

 The Kilgore EDC board of directors approved three deals representing $5.75 million in investment and 51 jobs.

Agreement Sets Kilgore As Regional CDL Testing Site

Posted: 06/27/2014
Author: Jana Russell/

 The Kilgore Economic Development Corporation announced  an agreement with the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) to build a commercial driver license testing center in Kilgore, which will serve drivers in the surrounding areas.

NETEDR Professionals Meet in Carthage

Posted: 05/21/2014
Author: Jana Russell/

Representatives from Move Texas Forward and Connected Texas asked East Texas Economic Development Professionals for support at the regularly scheduled meeting May 21, 2014, in Carthage.

Pak-Sher Invests in Kilgore

Posted: 03/14/2013
Author: Jana Russell/

Pak-Sher, a local manufacturer of food handling plastic products, earned a $17,693 reimbursement check after investing $1.5 million in new equipment at the company's headquarters on Longview St. in Kilgore.

Two Mount Pleasant Industrial Properties Certified “Shovel Ready”

Posted: 04/19/2012
Author: Mount Pleasant Industrial Development Corp.

After a lengthy process and meeting certain prescribed requirements, two industrial properties have been certified as “Shovel Ready,” by Barber Business Advisors, LLC.

Bucyrus CEO says Texas did training that Wisconsin couldn't

Posted: 06/15/2011
Author: Kilgore EDC

A delegation of senior Texas government authorities met Sullivan at the airport, including the mayor of the town of Kilgore. In a one-hour lunch, they matched Bucyrus with a ready-to-occupy factory with every possible amenity.

Construction of infrastructure in Lindale Industrial Park has begun.

Posted: 05/18/2011
Author: John Clary

After years of careful planning, bids were approved and construction begun in March 2011 to develop the Lindale Industrial Park. The construction is scheduled to last about 6-months.