Metal & Fabricated Metal
Corsicana is a business-friendly community located just 50 miles southeast of downtown Dallas on I-45, which connects the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex with the Greater Houston metro area.
Corsicana's robust transportation infrastructure, combined with its proximity to a number of major consumer and industrial markets, makes it an excellent location for automotive sub-tier supply chain operations. That’s a major reason why companies like Oil City Iron Works, Greenbrier Rail Services, Cargo Craft and Morgan Corporation have located manufacturing facilities in Corsicana.
What makes Corsicana such a great location metal fabrication and machining operations? Here are just a few of the most important reasons:
Proximity to markets Corsicana is located between four major population centers: Dallas-Fort Worth, with a population of 6.7 million, is just 50 miles north on Interstate 45; Houston, with a population of 6.2 million, is 187 miles southeast on Interstate 45; San Antonio, with a population of 2.2 million, is 250 miles southwest on Interstate 35; and Austin, with a population of 1.7 million, is just 150 miles southwest of Corsicana.
Robust transportation infrastructure With its proximity to the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, Corsicana has easy access to the Metroplex’s dynamic transportation network. Located just 50 miles southeast of downtown Dallas on Interstate 45, which connects the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex with the Houston metro area. Corsicana is also only 40 miles from Interstate 20, a major east-west artery, as well as being less than 45 miles
Corsicana is only an hour from DFW International Airport, and about 75 minutes from Alliance Airport. Corsicana is served by both Union Pacific (UP) and Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) railroads and is only 210 miles, by interstate highway, from the Port of Houston and 230 miles from the Port of Beaumont.
In addition, Corsicana is located within an hour's drive of several major intermodal terminals, giving manufacturers located in Navarro County a convenient alternative to the additional expense of a dedicated rail spur. UP's Dallas Intermodal Terminal is located 35 miles north of Corsicana on I-45; BNSF-Alliance Terminal is located in Haslet, just 90 miles north of Corsicana on I-45; and Kansas City Southern's KCS-Dallas Terminal is located 60 miles north of Corsicana on I-45.
Strong metal and machining workforce Corsicana and Navarro County are blessed with a relatively large and robust manufacturing workforce, particularly with metal and machining skills. The community is also able to draw a significant portion of our workforce from the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metro area. Detailed data on Navarro County workforce (PDF).
In addition, Navarro College is located in Corsicana and offers specialized workforce training programs tailored to meet the needs of local employers. Navarro College offers a five-semester Welding Technology Program that provides students with experience and competencies in all major welding, cutting and fabrication theory and processes.
Lower operating costs The cost of living is dramatically lower in Texas, and even more reasonable in Corsicana, which means that your workers can enjoy the same, or better, quality of life in Corsicana for less than you're paying them at your current location. Available land is plentiful, with prices substantially lower than in most of Texas and the rest of the United States.
Texas' pro-business climate Texas, with its vibrant economy, boasts low taxes without the onerous regulations typically found in other states. Texas does not levy either corporate or individual income taxes. Unlike some other states, Texas is a strong 2nd Amendment state that welcomes the good-paying jobs that firearms-related manufacturers create.
Conditional land grant A conditional land grant/loan may be available from the City of Corsicana and Navarro County to industrial expansion projects for capital investments with a minimum taxable value of $10 million and the creation of at least 50 new, full-time jobs. The land is in one of the two industrial parks jointly owned and operated by the city and the county.
Small town quality of life on the outskirts of the 4th largest metro area in the U.S. Corsicana is close enough to the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex to take advantage of its extensive resources, while being just far enough away to also enjoy lower business operating and living costs. Corsicana is a community where you can grow a business, pursue a meaningful career, and raise a family … all at the same time. Escape the high costs of living and operating a business in the big city, and experience — in Corsicana — how life and work intersect.
If your business is looking at opening a new production facility, Corsicana offers just about everything a growing business would want or need. For more information, visit their economic development website.