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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Optimize opportunity. Maximize access and acceleration.

Highway, rail, port, air—Wharton’s strategic location and omni-modal logistics allow you to expand routes and reach even as you maximmize market opportunities.

NAFTA Super Highway: Rapid cross-continental reach. Already a fast-moving four-lane route, U.S. 59 in Wharton is scheduled for imminent inclusion in the I-69 NAFTA Superhighway, the nation’s foremost trade artery, unrolling global opportunity from Mexico all the way to Canada.

KCS Class I Rail: Expanded convenience, capacity and connections. With a service territory stretching over 6,000 miles from the American Heartland and Southern U.S. markets all the way to Mexico City and providing rapid, direct access to 7 river ports and 13 gulf and ocean ports, including Port of Houston, Kansas City Southern (KSC) optimizes your domestic and global options. Availability at the Wharton megasite puts Class I speed and service at your door, along with a shipping capacity of up to 20,000 units per month.

Ports: Volume + velocity in high-powered global gateways. Rapid access to four Texas coastal ports, all within 95 miles, unchains your supply chain options, providing crucial coastal benefits while reducing coastal vulnerabilities. Click here to explore more about:

  • Port of Houston
  • Port of Freeport
  • Port of Galveston
  • Port of Lavaca-Point Comfort

Air: International access, local ease. A top-flight, municipally-owned local facility ensures convenient corporate travel, while the Houston Airport System, less than 80 miles away, offers excellent connections to 180 cities worldwide. Click here to explore more about:

  • Wharton Regional Airport
  • George Bush Intercontinental Airport
  • William P. Hobby Airport
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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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