Kilgore shines bright in the Lone Star State. The city may have begun as an oil and gas mecca, but it has evolved into so much more. The energy of our leadership and the cooperative actions of our city government combine to create a dynamic community who partners with its businesses. And our goal is to create a business climate where our partners can operate competitively.
At KEDC we support growth and economic development with a professional staff to implement a variety of incentives and programs. KEDC has won awards for the effectiveness of our economic development activities. We have been recognized by our economic development peers. Our actions have been lauded in studies and reports. Those accolades are great indicators of our dedication to the Kilgore community and to your business. We are, indeed, dedicated to making Kilgore a star location.
|"Skeeter Boats has been a member of the Kilgore community for over 30 years. During this period Skeeter has experienced outstanding growth and diversification as a major player in the bass boat industry. The City of Kilgore, along with the Kilgore Economic Development Corporation, has contributed greatly to this success and will continue to play a major role in the future of Skeeter."|
Skeeter Boats, Yamaha Motor Corp.
|"Our service base in Kilgore is second-to-none, and we don't have to go outside to get the majority of supplies we need for manufacturing our product. The machine shops and equipment suppliers here are great to work with, and there's always been a definite spirit of cooperation with the City of Kilgore whenever we have had to expand."|
Vice President & General Manager