Nacogdoches Opportunity Zones

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“The creation of Opportunity Zones is one of the most significant provisions of the Tax Cut and Jobs Act. Incentivizing private investment into these low-income communities can be transformational, stimulating economic growth and job creation across the country, This Administration will work diligently with states and the private sector to encourage investment and development in Opportunity Zones and other distressed communities so that they may enjoy the benefits of robust economic growth.”


Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin
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Nacogdoches’s Premier I-69 Corridor Location

Map of the I69 Corridor in East Texas
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Nacogdoches is located 140 miles from the Port of Houston and is less than 3 hours from the major Dallas-Ft Worth metropolitan area. The Nacogdoches opportunity zone is also located along 20 miles of I-69 corridor.

Nacogdoches has identified several targeted sectors of industry that our small city specializes in and at the top of the list is manufacturing. Nacogdoches with over 20 miles of I-69 Corridor located in our Opportunity Zone is the perfect host for manufacturing plants. The labor force is diverse, ranging from eager high-school graduates to skilled alumni from Stephen F. Austin State University. Several manufacturers have found great success in Nacogdoches. Endura Products, Elliott Electric, Texas Farm Products, Bright Coop, Southern Power and NIBCO, Inc are amongst the myriad of success stories. Our goal is to highlight Nacogdoches as a Texas Opportunity Zone that is ripe for investment to expand local manufactures and also bring in new manufactures to our community. National Opportunity Fund managers, Texas Opportunity Fund managers and also individual QOF investors are encouraged to contact us to learn more. 

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Map of Eligible Zones

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Nacogdoches

(NAK-ə-DOH-chiss) is a town north of Houston located on the I-69 corridor. It is a town of 33,000 permanent residents, but its 13,000 college students at SFA support a small city infrastructure of restaurants, bars, and shopping. It’s home to large chain retailers including Lowes, Wal-Mart, and Staples and also chain restaurants such as Chipotle and Panda Express. In 2017, the beloved Fredonia Hotel & Convention Center reopened its doors to the public, showing off a complete overhaul of modern renovations. The Hotel is now a tourist destination, featuring two bars, a restaurant, a high end steakhouse and two pools.  SFA students and their families keep the economy flowing and several start-ups have found success in Nacogdoches. Locally grown companies that have expanded nationally continue to keep their headquarters in town.  There’s plenty to do here on your downtime with busy weekend downtown events that include the Wine Swirl event to The Texas Blueberry Festival.  We might be partial, but we think Nacogdoches is the greatest place to live.

Why do business in Nacogdoches, Texas?

Nac Facts
1. Nacogdoches was dubbed the #1 Small City in Texas by Cities Journal

2. Nacogdoches was named one of the 100 Best Communities for Young People by Americas Promise Alliance 

3. With a median age of 30.6, 25.1 % of residents have a College Degree (BA/BS)  

4. Nacogdoches County is ranked 9th in Texas Agricultural Production

5. Nacogdoches’ Butcher Boys has the No. 1 spot in Wide Open Eats’ “10 Best Burger Joints in Texas” list.

6. Stephen F. Austin State University is known for the Lumberjack Basketball team, four-time Southland Conference Champions.

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Sample Opportunity Fund Eligible Companies

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For More Information

Nacogdoches Economic Development Corporation
Larissa Philpot
202 E. Pillar St. Room 218
Nacogdoches, Texas 75965
936-559-1255


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Nacogdoches Chamber of Commerce
Stephen F Austin
NEDCO
City of Nacogdoches
Nacogdoches County