The Advantage

Summary of advantages

Paris is located 100 miles from the DFW metroplex, which allows us to draw a large workforce across NE Texas and South Oklahoma. We’re known for our strong, successful manufacturing base and our drive to reach higher.

Strong Workforce &

wages below national average

Lamar County continues to build the reputation of a strong and successful workforce, with an estimated 25% of our total workforce in manufacturing.

Paris has wage rates well below the national average and the region and our employers experience high labor productivity rates. As a regional job center, Paris draws a workforce from Northeast Texas, South Oklahoma, and the surrounding area.

Along with lower wage rates, Lamar County has an average cost of living that is 13.6% below the national average and is ranked #6 in the state for Home Buyer Affordability.

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Ready for Growth

A driving force in attracting new projects lies within our access to abundant water supply, power, and wastewater capacity.

The City of Paris has an abundant water supply with an average of 22 million gallons per day.  The City of Paris is in the process of completely overhauling the Wastewater Treatment Plant to efficiently and effectively provide a treatment capacity of 7.25 million gallons per day. This rehabilitation project will happen in two phases of demolition and construction. Both phases are estimated to be completed by summer of 2026.


Room for Growth

The Paris Economic Development Corporation has more than 500 acres available for your business to locate or expand.
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Air Quality

Attainment Area

Based on both federal and state air quality standards, a specific geographic area can be classified as either an “attainment,” “maintenance,” or “non-attainment” area for each pollutant. The threshold for non-attainment designation varies by pollutant.

According to the EPA’s Greenbook, Lamar County is classified as an attainment area for all criteria pollutants.

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Deep Roots

Strong & Successful

Paris and Lamar County are known for our strong, successful manufacturing base. Campbell’s Soup, Kimberly Clark, and American SpiralWeld have made significant investments in human capital and property, finding their facilities to be productive at a lower cost.

We offer an aggressive incentive program and have a team that is committed to working with companies on a continual basis serving as a single point of contact for all needs.

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Rail System

Lamar County has been a transportation mecca for decades. Several businesses that call Paris home use the Kiamichi Rail System and we have land available with that same access.

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Road Access

Paris makes transportation easy.
Loop 286 surrounds the city, and major highways lead in and out in all directions.

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Cox Field Airport

Cox Field is located approximately five miles east of the central district of Paris, Texas. The airport is situated on a 1600-acre site adjacent to U.S. Highway 271 and at an elevation of 547 feet above sea level.

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