Synergy Park at Elder Lake in Kilgore, Texas, is a place where the words 'nature' and 'industrial park' work together. KEDC's newest business location offers premier property in a campus-style setting. Strategically located just minutes away from the Interstate 20/U.S. 259 corridor, the park boasts a 10-acre lake and adjacent green belt that serve as the backdrop for a scenic industrial park, complete with walking and jogging trails. Sites are available from 4 to 140 acres with access to abundant water and sewer from the City of Kilgore. Options for natural gas are available, and the regulated electric rates are some of the lowest in the nation.
Location incentives include a Foreign-Trade Zone, Triple Freeport Tax Exemption and an Enterprise Zone as well as tax and direct local economic incentives and access to applicable State of Texas incentives. Welcome to Synergy Park, where we roll out the green carpet.
The mission of the Kilgore Economic Development Corporation (KEDC) is to enhance a business climate that is conducive to job creation and retention, improving the standard of living for Kilgore residents.
Economic Development Corporation Incentives
The KEDC Board of Directors oversees the use of local economic development funds. The members will work with interested parties on the use of these funds as an incentive for locating or expanding in Kilgore, Texas. An incentive reimbursement is dependent on the number of jobs and payroll created as well as the amount of the company investment in Kilgore. KEDC is committed to utilizing all state and local incentives for which the company qualifies.
Triple Freeport Tax Exemption
Freeport Tax Exemption is granted by three of the four taxing entities in Kilgore: the City of Kilgore, Kilgore College and Kilgore Independent School District, entities which represent 88 percent of the property tax imposed on inventory.
Gregg County, which represents 12 percent of the local ad valorem taxes here, is proactive toward industry and may consent to another incentive with any company that could off-set the impact of the county's Freeport Tax.
Ad Valorem/Real and Personal Property Tax Abatements
Tax abatement on real and personal property improvements may be granted by all taxing entities except Kilgore Independent School District. The company must meet requirements associated with the value of capital improvements and either job creation or payroll increases maintained throughout the term of the agreement. The City of Kilgore will create a reinvestment zone and adopt a tax abatement agreement with companies.
Access to State of Texas Incentives
Kilgore will vigorously pursue incentives available at the state level, including:
SKILLS DEVELOPMENT FUND
Grants are provided to help companies and labor unions form partnerships with local community colleges and technical schools to provide custom job training.
TEXAS ENTERPRISE ZONE PROGRAM
Upon a community designating a business as an enterprise project, and upon that project’s designation being approved by the state, the business would be eligible for: State Sales and Use Tax refunds dependent on investment amount and number of jobs created/retained.
Commission to Realtors
Kilgore Economic Development Corporation will pay a negotiated commission to realtors for any projects brought to Kilgore by a real estate agent.
Synergy Park - 672 Acre Business Park
Zoning Type:Light Industrial
Incentive Zones:Enterprise Zone, Foreign Trade Zone
Rail Provider:Union Pacific
Electricity Service Provider:Southwestern Electric Power Company
Water Supply Provider:City of Kilgore
Sewer Service Provider:City of Kilgore
Sale Pricing Option
Cost Description:Valued at $50,000/acre; often negotiated as part of an incentive package