Request for Bids: Rail Construction Services

Meeting Notice: the PEDC Board is holding a monthly meeting on August 18, 2020 at 5:15 PM in the City Council Chambers located at 107 East Kaufman St., Paris, Texas 75460.
View the agendas for this meetings and previous meetings here: Agendas

 

Request for Bids: Rail Construction Services

Meeting Notice: the PEDC Board is holding a monthly meeting on August 18, 2020 at 5:15 PM in the City Council Chambers located at 107 East Kaufman St., Paris, Texas 75460.
View the agendas for this meetings and previous meetings here: Agendas

 

Skills Development Fund COVID-19 Response

The TWC has made adjustments to the application process for the Skills Development Fund as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Follow the links below for more info. Letter for COVID SDFDownload SDF Covid19 Special InitiativeDownload

TBIC and Team Texas

Texas provides a unique opportunity for international investors. Take a look at the presentations below, provided through a joint effort between the Transatlantic Business & Investment Council (TBIC, formerly the European American Investment Council) and Team...

New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC)

New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) – Federal Tax Program Much of Paris is located within the designated maps of the NMTC program. A NMTC investor receives a tax credit equal to 39 percent of the total Qualified Equity Investment (QEI) made in a Community Development Entity...

Retail Sales Data

Listed below are reports for the retail supply and demand for Paris and the surrounding region. Retail Supply Detail Index Summary Report Retail Demand Scaled Summary Index Report Updated 11/6/19

Business Summary

The reports below show the number of employees and the number of establishments for each sector as designated by their Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) codes. The first reports shows data for Paris city limits, while the second report shows data for a 70-mile...

Financial Incentives

Financial Incentives: Cash, Tax Abatements, Exemptions and Related Programs The PEDC offers a wide array of incentives that would assist with new and expanding businesses. Follow the links below for a description of PEDC incentives, tax abatement, as well as...
Healthcare

Healthcare

About Paris Regional Medical Center Paris Regional Medical Center, located in Paris, Texas, is a licensed for over 300 bed, general acute-care hospital serving Northeast Texas and Southeast Oklahoma. Our health and wellness services include cardiac rehabilitation,...
Commercial Air Service

Commercial Air Service

  Commercial Airport Service Cox Field Airport (In Paris City Limits) 6,000 ft. asphalt, lighted runway 2 crossways of 4,500 ft. each City of Paris: Follow the link to see history for the airfield, contact information, and links to technical data and other useful...
Rail Service

Rail Service

Rail Service Paris is served by the Kiamichi Short Line Railroad Company with services linking to major rail carriers. For details about Kiamichi Railroad, click here.
Motor Freight Carriers

Motor Freight Carriers

Motor Freight Carriers Colton Transportation B P & B Xpress, LLC Cactus Express Covington Trucking Co Minyard Southwest Trucking, LLC Breland Trucking Inc. JDC Transportation Highway Express Wesco Trucking Yellow Freight Federal Express United Parcel Service J T...
Highways

Highways

Paris is 38 miles from Interstate 30, an intersection of US Highways 82 and 271 and Texas Highways 19 and 24 and is surrounded by a divided 4-lane, controlled access loop. The highway system around Paris is suited for your logistical needs.

Local Tax Rates

Local Tax Rates (2015-2016) Corporate Franchise Tax The State of Texas recently made changes to the Corporate Franchise Tax, see: www.window.state.tx.us/taxinfo/franchise . Sales and Use Tax See the website for the Texas Comptroller for more information. Total Rate...

Wage Rates for Manufacturing Options

Wage Rates for Manufacturing Occupations Occupation / Job Title Mean Production Assembler $11.26 Tool & Die Maker $24.32 Machine Operator $11.26 Maintenance Mechanic $15.85 Secretary $14.38 Shipping Clerk $15.32 Welder $16.95 Source: www.texaswages.com City County...

Labor Statistics

Labor Force Statistics – Lamar County Labor Market Area Area Definition Generally, a labor market area is defined as an economically integrated geographic area in which workers can change jobs without having to change their place of residence. In Texas, labor...

Major Employers

Company Industry Campbell Soup Manufacturing-Food Processing/Production (Soups/Juice/Sauces) Kimberly-Clark Corp. Manufacturing-Paper Products (Disposable Diapers) Paris Regional Medical Center Healthcare Paris ISD Education (K-12 Public School) Turner Industries...

Employment

Year Area Labor Force Employment Unemployment Rate 2011 Paris 11,512 10,264 10.8% Lamar County 23,974 21,642 9.7% 2012 Paris 11,185 10,059 10.1% Lamar County 23,298 21,209 9.0% 2013 Paris 10,959 9,994 8.8% Lamar County 22,976 21,185 7.9% Jan 2014 Paris 10,612 9,806...

Area Populations

County Households Population Population Average HH Income Lamar, TX 18,965 49,881 $41,130 Delta, TX 1,926 5,233 $4,988 Fannin, TX 11,795 33,755 $44,432 Franklin, TX 4,228 10,643 $44,000 Hopkins, TX 13,243 35,424 $45,158 Hunt, TX 30,697 87,056 $44,898 Red River, TX...

Educational Attainment 25+ Population

The Texas Workforce Commission and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board are currently promoting a plan to increase the educational attainment for students across the state. To find more information about this plan, visit 60x30TX.com Educational Attainment, 25...

Housing Units

2000 Census % 2010 Census % 2015 Projection % Percent Change 2010 to 2015 Total Housing Units 11,298 11,883 11,619 -2.2% Owner Occupied 5,488 48.6% 5,334 44.9% 5,465 47.0% 2.5% Renter Occupied 4,652 41.2% 4,972 41.8% 4,220 36.3% -15.1% Vacant 1,157 10.2% 1,577 13.3%...

Households by Income

2000 Census % 2010 Census % 2015 Projection % Percent Change 2010 to 2015 $0-$15,000 3,025 29.8% 2,208 21.7% 2,403 24.8% 8.8% $15,000-$24,999 1,717 16.9%  1,782 17.6%  1,116 11.5%  -37.4% $25,000-$34,999 1,302 12.8%  1,967 19.4%  1,531 15.8% -22.2% $35,999-$49,999...

Population by Age

2000 Census % 2010 Census % 2015 Projection % Percent Change 2010 to 2015 0 to 4 1,836 7.4% 1,835 7.3% 1,930 8.0% 5.2% 5 to 14 3,409 13.7%  3,439 13.7%  3,027 12.6%  -12.0% 15  to 19 1,826 7.4%  1,834 7.3%  1,605 6.7%  -12.5% 20 to 24 1,686 6.8%  1,828 7.3%  1,875...

Population by Race/Ethnicity

2000 Census % 2010 Census % 2015 Projection % Percent Change 2010 to 2015 White 18,069 72.8% 16,970 67.4% 14,921 61.9% -12.1% Black 5,574 22.5% 5,881 23.4% 4,101 17.0% -30.3% American Indian or Alaskan Native 228 0.9% 374 1.5% 269 1.1% -28.1% Asian or Pacific Islander...