Oilfield Services

Corsicana is the birthplace of the Texas oil industry and is located between the Barnett Shale to the northwest, the Eagle Ford Shale to the south and the Haynesville/Bossier Shale to the east. Because of its central location to these three major oil shale plays, Corsicana and Navarro County make an ideal site to locate oilfield service operations.

That’s a major reason why companies like EXXON Mobile Pipeline, Sunoco Logistics, Watkins Construction, Industrial Pipe Fittingsand NALCO Champion/Ecolab are just a few of the oilfield service-related companies that currently operate facilities in Navarro County.

Texas Shale Plays

What makes Corsicana such a great location oilfield services and related logistics operations? Here are just a few of the most important reasons: 

Central location Corsicana is located between three major oil shale plays — Barnett, Eagle Ford and Haynesville/Bossier — that comprise a significant portion of the Texas oil and gas production activity. By locating an oilfield services facility in Corsicana, a company would be able to conveniently support operations in the Barnett, Eagle Ford and Haynesville/Bossier fields from a single, convenient site.

Abundant water supplies In addition to significant water resources owned by the City of Corsicana at both Lake Halbert and Navarro Mills Lake, the Richland-Chambers Reservoir on the eastern half of Navarro County is the 3rd largest inland fresh water lake within the State of Texas

Trained Workforce Navarro College in Corsicana offers an extensive Petroleum Technology Program that helps prepare students for careers in the petroleum industry, where they will perform the duties of Lease Operators, Natural Gas Plant Operators, Compressor Station Operators, and Instrumentation Technicians and function as a member of oil and/or gas production team. Navarro College also participates in the ShaleNET program.

In addition, Navarro College offers a wide variety of other specialized workforce training programs tailored to meet the needs of local employers. Detailed data on Navarro County workforce (PDF).

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 metro 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 from Interstate 35.

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.

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.

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.

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 at www.CorsicanaEconDev.com.

Download Navarro County Demographic & Labor Report (PDF)