Chad Odom Wharton Economic Development Commission 979-532-0999
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Go-to choices. Get-ahead advantages.

Port of Houston: Peerless Post-Panamax. The preferred Ro-Ro port for multiple automotive suppliers and others, Port of Houston–The International Port of Texas is also implementing a $1.4 billion upgrade to container and break bulk terminals, including Super Post-Panamax ship-to-shore cranes. The busiest port in the U.S. in terms of foreign tonnage as well as a designated FTZ, Port of Houston is just 86 miles from Wharton’s industrial sites.

Port of Freeport: Picked by the best. Also just 86 miles from Wharton’s industrial sites, Port of Freeport provides FTZ advantages and more. Services that include Ro-Ro, project or break bulk and container, along with capabilities that include 2 Post-Panamax Gantry cranes, have made Freeport the node of choice for the critical shipping needs of companies like Dole Fresh Fruits.

Port of Galveston: Driven to deliver. While approximately 32,500 BMWs are imported annually through the Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics terminal, Ro-Ro is only one of the capabilities offered by Port of Galveston, which also provides liquid and dry bulk storage as well as rapid, reliable shipping for fresh produce.

Port of Lavaca-Point Comfort: Perfect chemistry. Served by the Matagorda Ship Channel and the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, Port of Lavaca-Point Comfort is the nation’s leading (and largest) shipper of chemicals, including petrochemicals, through its three liquid cargo docks. Aluminum ore and fertilizer products are also shipped cost-effectively through Port Lavaca-Point Comfort, the port of choice for Formosa Plastics, Alcoa, Fluor and other global pacesetters.

Wharton EDC Newsletter | January 2021

Jan. 25, 2021 - The second volume of the Wharton Economic Development Newsletter is here! Learn about national and local funding opportunities,...  READ MORE

Wharton EDC Newsletter | November 2020

Nov. 23, 2020 - On November 18, 2020, Wharton EDC released the first edition of the Wharton Economic Development Newsletter. Wharton Economic Development Corporation...  READ MORE

Connected Nation’s Broadband Survey Could Bring Better Internet Coverage to Wharton County

Oct. 21, 2020 - Wharton Economic Development is working to understand Wharton County's internet coverage needs to inform an action plan....  READ MORE


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