Chemical Manufacturing

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, well-trained workforce, abundant water supply, reliable energy and outstanding business climate, when combined with its proximity to a significant number of major consumer and industrial markets (Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, Austin and San Antonio), make it a perfect location for chemical industry sector production facilities.That’s a major reason why companies like NALCO Champion, an Ecolab Company, AllChem Industries, and Firestone Building Products all currently operate production facilities in Corsicana.

What makes Corsicana such a great location for a chemical production facility? Here are just a few of the most important reasons:

Robust Transportation Network With its proximity to the Dallas-Fort Worth, 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 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 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 Terminalis 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 manufacturing workforce 
Corsicana and Navarro County are blessed with a relatively large and robust manufacturing workforce, coupled with a strong work ethic. In addition, the community is able to draw a significant portion of our workforce from the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metro area.

In addition, Navarro College is located in Corsicana and offers specialized workforce training programs tailored to meet the needs of local employers. Detailed data on Navarro County workforce (PDF).

Abundant Water Supply The City of Corsicana provides water treatment services to its residential, commercial and industrial customers. The city’s water treatment facilities meet or exceed all state and federal water quality standards and provides guaranteed volume and pressure. The City of Corsicana also furnishes water to 21 various Navarro County water supply corporations.

Reliable Energy Texas, as one of the world’s largest energy producers, offers an abundance of natural gas and electricity at highly competitive rates.

Favorable Tax & Regulatory Environment 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.

Access to Raw Materials Corsicana is roughly 200 miles from the major Gulf Coast petrochemical facilities in Houston and Beaumont and is served by both Union Pacific (UP) and Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) railroads.

Proximity to Major Markets The growing Texas economy is one of the strongest in the entire world, offering a wealth of commercial, industrial and consumer markets within a relatively short distance from Corsicana.

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.

Inexpensive Land As a rural county, Corsicana and Navarro County offer an abundance of land at a fraction of the cost of land just an hour north in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex.

In addition 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.

Download Navarro County Demographic & Labor Report (PDF)