The Port Arthur Economic Development Corporation is a 4a sales tax corporation created to enhance Port Arthur’s business climate and overall economic development. The PAEDC is responsible for encouraging and developing business growth and attracting new business to Port Arthur. Our 300-acre business park is especially beneficial to business in the areas of manufacturing, light industrial and commercial development.

2021 Newsletter

SPRING 2021, VOL 9 NEWSLETTER

The Port Arthur Economic Development Corporation is undertaking, along with other partners, the revitalization of downtown Port Arthur. A catalyst in this effort is the Center for Business and Community Development. Located at 549 4th Street, the 42,000 square foot building was once home to the Port Arthur News. Now, the building will be home to Lamar State College's Culinary Arts and Hospitality Program, a multi-agency emergency operations center, a restaurant space and Southeast Texas' premier co-working business center.

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Quick Facts

  • Population: 54,342
  • 10.3% of Population have a Bachelor’s Degree or Higher which compares with 30.5% in the Nation
  • Average worker earned $55,084 compared to $52,791 in the Nation as of 2015 Q3
  • Cost of Living is 13.4% lower in Port Arthur than the U.S. Average
  • Total Dock Length: 3,102 feet (946 meters)
  • 2 Berth Dock Length: 1,390 (424 meters)
  • 3 Berth Dock Length: 1,712 (522 meters)
  • Apron Width: 100 feet (31 meters)
  • Ro/Ro Dock Width: 80 feet (24.39 meters)
  • Total Shed Storage: 518,400
  • Open Storage: 17 acres asphalt surface (68,795 sq. meters)
  • Security: Fenced 3 sides and lighted beyond perimeter.
  • Port Rail System: 3 wharf tracks with up to 150 car capacity
  • 2 shed tracks with up to 80 car capacity
  • 6 track storage yard with up to 140 car capacity

Build it, Ship it, Rail it

The Port Arthur Economic Development Corporation is a 4a sales tax corporation created to enhance Port Arthur’s business climate and overall economic development. The PAEDC is responsible for encouraging and developing business growth and attracting new business to Port Arthur. Our 450-acre business park is especially beneficial to business in the areas of manufacturing, light industrial and commercial development.

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