Community Profile data is collected throughout the year by Kilgore Economic Development staff. The information is used to provide a complete economic, demographic, and cultural overview of the Kilgore area for new and expanding primary employers.
|Kilgore Independent School District||
Primary & Secondary Public Education
|General Dynamics SATCOM Technologies||
Satellite and Communications
Higher Education Institute
|Region VII Education Service Center||
Regional Public Education Service Provider
|Martin Midstream Partners, LP||
Mkt. & Transporting of Petroleum/Chemicals Corporate Headquarters
|Closure Systems International, Inc., a member of the Reynolds Packaging Group||
|Cudd Pressure Control||
|City of Kilgore||
|Yamaha/Skeeter Products, Inc.||
|Triumph Group, Inc.||
Machined Aircraft Parts, Misc. Trans. Equip.
Oil & Gas Services
|Allied Waste Services||
Solid Waste Management
Steel and fiberglass oil storage tanks, gunbarrels, heater treaters, separators
|Design and Fabrication of Pressure Vessels||70|
|Progressive Waste Solutions||
District Headquarters, Waste Collection, Transportation and Disposal
KEDC utilizes a number of economic incentives. Funds for direct economic incentives are collected from a dedicated sales tax. The KEDC board of directors oversees the use of these funds and will work with primary employers who are choosing to locate or expand in Kilgore, Texas.
Direct incentives are based on project investment, number of jobs and payroll. Any proposal for incentives from KEDC is contingent upon the company qualifying for assistance under KEDC’s guidelines for credit worthiness. It is understood that the company must provide KEDC and its credit advisers all the necessary information to make this determination.
KEDC provides access to and assists with the following:
With no corporate income tax and no individual income tax, Texas has one of the lowest tax burdens in the country, ranking as a Top 10 Best State in the Tax Foundation's 2013 State Business Tax Climate Index.
The state’s tax structure includes a Franchise Tax, Property Tax and Sales and Use Tax. You may click on the following link for an Overview of the Texas Tax System. . .
Kilgore offers two abatement schedules depending on jobs/payroll created and amount invested.
Kilgore is located within a transportation nucleus east of Dallas and west of Shreveport. Nestled in the piney woods of East Texas, the community is located just two miles from Interstate 20, linking Kilgore to a major transportation artery where trucks can drive coast to coast without ever seeing a traffic light. US HWY 259 and 59 south to Houston and north to I-30, along with State HWYs 42, 31, and 135, offer other interstate quality roads for easy transportation to additional markets.
The City of Kilgore supplies and distributes water and sewer services. Options are available for natural gas service, and the regulated electric rates in the Kilgore region are some of the lowest in the nation. Please click the "utilities and services" heading or scroll down for a list of providers and rates.
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