Reach Higher in the
#1 State for Business

Paris, Texas raises the bar.
Our workforce is talented and driven, our incentives are aggressive and our community reaches higher together.




In Texas for Home Buyer Affordable Housing


Workforce in


Below National Average in Total Cost of Living

Reach higher with a community that thrives.

About Paris

Paris, Texas, is the county seat for Lamar County, located just 1.5 hours from the DFW Metroplex. As a regional hub for retail, jobs, and healthcare, our community services more than 49,000 people in our micropolitan area.

Paris has a uniquely large municipal water supply of 22 million gallons per day and a lake for swimming, boating, fishing, and more.

Target Industries

As a Type A corporation, we focus on the creation of “primary” jobs. A primary job is defined as a job that is “available at a company for which a majority of the products or services of that company are ultimately exported to regional, statewide, national, or international markets infusing new dollars into the local economy.” If a job meets this definition and is classified under one of the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) sectors listed below it can be targeted by the PEDC.

  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Warehouse and Distribution
  • Agriculture
  • Back Office and Support Centers
  • Supply Chain and Logistics
  • Aerospace and Aviation
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