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Incentives

The Kilgore business climate offers a variety of incentive programs designed for business retention, expansion and relocation, but we think the biggest incentive of all is a "business friendly" reputation.  
 
For the fifth time, Area Development magazine analyzed economic and workforce data for 373 MSAs to determine which U.S. places are creating jobs and nurturing sustainable economic development. The MSA of which Kilgore is a member ranked third overall for year-over-year growth. It ranked sixth in employment growth among Texas MSAs at 4.4 percent.  Overall, the MSA ranked 34.  
 
After healthcare, the largest industries in terms of Gregg County’s job base are part of the goods-producing sector. Each accounts for approximately 10 percent of the county’s total employment, well above employment levels in these key sectors at either the state or national levels.
The four key categories used in determining state rankings for 2015 were prime work force, economic strength, year-over-year growth, and “recession-busting” attributes, all of which are critical factors to assess when considering a location or expansion.
 
·         Every employer wants ready, well-qualified workers who are motivated, skilled, and require little training.
·         There are also big benefits in locating in communities with track records of economic growth. These cities/MSAs understand how business works and have the leadership, vision, and creativity to nurture sustainable economic development year after year — and not just in good economic times.
·         Perhaps what is most telling about a city or community is how it handled a bust cycle, or a recession — how did it get through? How did it still create business investment? How did it create jobs? How did it keep looking forward and creating positive results?
 
So read on for more incentives, and catch the Lone Star Spirit in Kilgore by contacting us at (903) 983-3522 or by emailing Amanda Nobles, the KEDC executive director, at anobles@kilgore-edc.com, or by completing the incentive application below. 
 
Incentive Application for companies considering expansion in Kilgore:
(PDF)
Incentive Application for companies considering relocation to Kilgore:
(PDF
 
Did we mention 34out of 373?