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Welcome to the City of Lufkin Economic Development Corporation’s home page. We hope that you find this in-depth look at Lufkin and Angelina County, Texas useful in your expansion or relocation search. Lufkin /Angelina County is a progressive, proactive and pro-business community that prioritizes quality economic development. On this site you will find everything from in-depth Community Profile information, to available buildings and sites, to GPS mapping, to code and zoning requirements in what we hope to be a one stop shop for your development needs.

Lufkin is truly an amazing community with an abundance of characteristics that make Lufkin the largest small city in Texas. Named the #1 Micropolitan city in Texas by Polycom Corp., Lufkin is the largest community between Houston to the South and Tyler to the North and serves a broad service area for jobs, education, entertainment, governmental services, medical services, and retail shopping. This creates a daytime population estimated at over 100,000 and a service sector to support this size of community.

Lufkin names new economic development director

Thad Chambers was introduced as Lufkin’s economic development director by city officials on Tuesday. Read More 


Quick Profile

  • Welcome to Lufkin
  • Community Profile
  • Demographics
  • Education
  • Enterprise Zone
  • Financial Incentives
  • Foreign Trade Zone
  • Healthcare
  • Incentives
  • Lufkin ISD
  • Other Incentives
  • Quality of Life
  • Tax Incentives
  • Training Programs
  • Utilities

    Welcome to Lufkin


    Welcome to Lufkin, Texas!  Our Community Profile is intended to provide you with the most up-to-date information about Lufkin, Texas possible.  If you do not find what you are looking for please do not hesitate to contact the Lufkin EDC directly at 936.633.0251.

    Community Profile


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    City of Lufkin, County of Angelina, State of Texas, located 120 miles North of Houston, 166 miles Southeast of Dallas, 110 miles Southwest of Shreveport.



    One of the fastest growing community colleges in the state, Angelina College continues to expand through new construction and new programs.

    Enterprise Zone

    • Several industrial sites lie within the Lufkin Enterprise Zone. Within this zone, qualified manufacturers are eligible for up to a $1.2 million refund ($250,000 per year over 5 years) for state and use taxes paid for building materials, machinery, and equipment.

    Financial Incentives


    Financial Incentives:


    Foreign Trade Zone

    • Lufkin is only a 90 minute drive to the Port of Houston, which can house goods in transit (raw materials or finished goods) duty free in warehouses within their foreign trade zone.



    With outstanding medical facilities and personnel, Lufkin and Angelina County have become the regional health care hub of Central East Texas. Boasting two major hospitals, a Veterans Administration outpatient clinic, various specialized treatment facilities, a hospitality house, assisted living centers, and several nursing homes, Lufkin has the reputation for excellent health care and cutting edge medical technology.



    The City of Lufkin, in conjunction with Angelina County, Angelina College, and the Lufkin Independent School District, is proactively seeking “Quality Growth” and aggressively working to partner with industrial business enterprises that community leaders feel will provide quality jobs to local citizens, make a positive commitment of capital investment, and fit in with the vision of the community as a longterm “partner”.

    Lufkin ISD


    Lufkin ISD is located in the City of Lufkin. As a learning community built on partnership and respect, they will prepare each student to become a responsible, productive citizen by providing a wealth of skills, knowledge, and experiences with a staff devoted to creating positive relationships in an atmosphere of safety, discipline, and concern.

    Other Incentives

    • Spousal Employment services are provided for key individuals who may be relocating to Lufkin with the prospect company by the Economic Development Partnership.
    • Jobs Fairs are provided new and expanding employers who wish to access the greatest number of qualified job candidates within the shortest period of time.
    • Government Bid Assistance is provided by Angelina College, for a minimal fee, to help local businesses access government contracts.
    • Small Business Development Center Consultling.

    Quality of Life


    The Park Maintenance Department is responsible for maintenance and operations of 16 City of Lufkin parks, 1 trail, two community centers, two swimming pools, three Spray Plays, one recreation center, and other public areas.

    Tax Incentives


    Tax Incentives:

    Training Programs

    • Angelina College specializes in customized training for area employers and can usually provide this at little or no expense through various state training funds and programs.



    The City of Lufkin is pleased to announce that we are now offering an upgraded version of Click2Gov for Customer Information System (CIS) which will provides the citizens of Lufkin the ability to pay their utility bills over a secure Internet connection using a credit card.