Why Choose Athens?

A Strong Foundation Of Innovative Manufacturing & Small Business

In Athens, we embrace a culture of innovation and community. We support our local businesses and work to establish new companies and grow existing industries. As home to a well-established medical manufacturing community and several other leading-edge advanced manufacturing industries, Athens offers an abundance of opportunities for business.

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Skilled & Available
Thriving Workforce

Athens delivers the workforce businesses need to succeed. Trinity Valley Community College and nearby universities and colleges produce a skilled and highly educated talent pipeline for business, and workforce training programs are readily available for companies wishing to expand or locate in Athens. 

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Easy Access
Central Location

With its strategic East Texas location near the DFW Metroplex, Interstates 45 and 20, and the Port of Houston, one of the busiest international container ports in the US, Athens connects businesses with major markets and cities across the state, country, and world. The EDC has the Foreign Trade Zone and Freeport Tax Exemption to help get goods in and out with ease.

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Work/Life Balance
Established Community

Athens is not only a great place for business; it’s also a great community to put down roots. The city is home to UT Health Athens and boasts a high-quality public education system. Residents enjoy an abundance of outdoor activities at area parks and lakes, along with a thriving local culture that has produced unique restaurants, retailers, community center and a local brewery. 

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