Target Industries

Skilled Workforce & Low Business Costs

A city focused on growth and innovation sets a solid foundation for the success of its businesses. Athens EDC focuses on drawing in industries with new ideas and works to create and foster an environment that cultivates our existing companies and is highly attractive to new businesses and our target industries.

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900+ People in Medical Manufacturing
Medical Device Manufacturing

Medical manufacturing is one of the largest industries in Athens, employing over 900 people. This growing industry, paired with UT Heath Athens, and a large, supportive professional community, make Athens a prime location for biomedical and medical manufacturing, along with biomedical research. 

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138 Acre Business Park
Light Manufacturing

Athens is home to a variety of light manufacturing industries, including electrical, HVAC, residential construction, and other specialized, in-demand industries. Plenty of space is available in Athens with existing commercial buildings and land throughout the city, as well as shovel-ready sites with highway access at the Athens Industrial Park to facilitate the distribution of products.

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Easy Access & Infrastructure
Distribution

Accessibility is key when looking for a location for distribution. With an easily accessible loop that intersects US Hwy 175 and TX State Hwys 31, 19 and 175, which connect with Interstates 45 and 20, respectively, Athens central East Texas location allows for the expedited distribution of goods throughout the state and across the country.

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