Kilgore Industry

Kilgore is known for its assertive role in attracting business to Kilgore and is outperforming other communities. Leading the economic stability in Kilgore is a large employment workforce, occupational strengths, education, and an excellent business climate.


  • Top ten taxpayers in Kilgore have increased in value 504% since 1990
  • Per capita value of industrial property is $41,878 (up 22 times larger than other Gregg County area)
  • Tax rate has decreased $0.21
  • Occupational strength with advantageous number of skilled welders, machinist, machine operators and production workers
  • Almost 350,000 workers are available to employers from 12 counties within a 60-mile radius
  • County labor force participation rate is 70.3% – well above state (64%) and US (62.4%)
  • Regulated industrial electric rates are 16% less than Texas average and 60.5% less than national average
  • Beneficial tax policies, such as, property tax abatements and triple Freeport tax exemptions
  • Incentives through Performance agreements for flexible use under local control
  • Access to incentives through the Texas Enterprise Fund, the largest deal closing fund in the country

So why do business here? It is simpleā€¦because we want you here!

For more information, contact Kilgore Economic Development Corporation.