Chad Odom Wharton Economic Development Commission 979-532-0999
Wharton Economic Development | 1944 North Fulton | Wharton, TX 77488 | Email: | Office: 979-532-0999 | Toll Free: 866-532-0999 | Fax: 979-532-5257
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Rise higher with deeper roots and resources.

Discover true Texas “Where With All”: Just sixty miles southwest of Houston in a strategic NAFTA Rail and Superhighway location, Wharton, Texas is the all-in-one solution for success. Labor, land, logistics and a lifestyle of attractive ease—all in one attractively historic city where small town values support a powerful global vision and leading global performance.

Wharton is Who you need: Assemble a world-class team from a Houston-huge labor pool, skills honed by precisely-customized training through a top-ranked Texas community college. Ability and agility, all at lower costs.

Wharton is What you need: Select from shovel-ready acreage (including a 1,700-acre megasite and a nearly 900-acre site) resourced with impressive abundance and redundancy in utilities. Low costs and high productivity plus rapid ROI, thanks to Texas’ best incentives.

Wharton is Where you want to be: Supercharge transport with NAFTA superhighway and rail access, local and international air connections and proximity to Gulf ports. Pace your downtime for ease and enjoyment in a beautiful riverfront city offering low costs, clean air and scenic historic settings, with Houston and Gulf Coast amenities just an hour away. Wharton is an Air Attainment Community: Wharton County is currently attaining federal air quality standards and is an Attainment Community. Therefore, facilities that are located in Wharton County do not have to comply with the state and federal regulations designed for facilities located in nonattainment areas. In addition, facilities in Wharton County do not have to comply with nonattainment new source review permit requirements that are applicable in nonattainment areas of the state. However, please note that any facility, even in Wharton County, that emits air contaminants in the State of Texas will need an authorization from the TCEQ and may possibly be subject to other state and federal regulations.

Who, what, where—the all-in-one answer is Wharton. As to when, how about now?

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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