Ready, Willing & Able

Jacksboro - Texas

Home to over 26 million people, Texas is one of the most populated and diverse states in the country. Movies and popular culture have long portrayed Texas’ ties to the cattle industry, oil, and Southwestern culture more prominently than other notable characteristics of the state. The truth is that you can have it all, international business entities, vibrant multicultural community and abundant opportunities, with a little slice of small town living only 55 miles from the metroplex, Jacksboro. Our location guarantees Jack County is ready to welcome new business, both retail and industrial. We are diversifying from our long-time major businesses in the oil and gas industry during this latest downturn in the cost of oil and gas and increasing wind energy in the county. Jacksboro is a community with historic signifi cance and an eye to the future. Growth while keeping the friendly, helpful dynamic of this emerging edge community.

Jacksboro EDC prepared for the recruitment of retail by purchasing 32 acres on Highway 281/199 and developing the infrastructure. This Lumar Development is now home to two banks, a restaurant, three retail stores, wellness workout facility, and a newly completed hospital. Five lots are available to complete this area. JEDC ownership enables negotiations with prospective new businesses. Also available at this time are several vacant buildings and other lots zoned thoroughfare commercial throughout our community. Retail analytics and locational intelligence have been utilized to assess our local needs and the leakage of our tax dollars to other locations. We are prepared to recruit retailers based on our needs. Jacksboro Economic Development Corporation and the City of Jacksboro are ready to discuss incentives and the many reasons Jacksboro is the perfect place to do business.

Recognizing the growth of business and industry in Texas and the lack of affordable space and workforce in the metroplex area, JEDC is developing a 177 acre business park on Highway 59 adjacent to beautiful Twin Lakes. We are actively pursuing logistics, plastics and metal fabrications, food preparation, and oil and gas related companies and are anxious to discuss the many opportunities Jacksboro has to offer. Jacksboro’s tax rate is competitive with our neighboring towns, and our land selection at reasonable cost is an added bonus. Wage scales are very competitive and generally lower than those in metropolitan areas due to our reasonable cost of living in a smaller community. We are a New Market Tax Credit designated area. Our governmental entities are here to help you accomplish your business goals.
Jacksboro’s utility infrastructure meets the needs of either new or expanding industries. No matter what your business requires, an existing building, a build-to-suit structure, or acreage ready for a commercial pad site, we can easily accommodate your needs.

Jacksboro’s proximity to the DFW Metroplex and both Alliance and DFW International Airports is a huge asset for our relevance in the world. You can have it all – safe, friendly, small town family lifestyle with all the amenities of urban life only an hour away. You have a choice. Live the life you’ve always dreamed of while doing business in a location that is good for your bottom line. Let the Jacksboro Economic Development Corporation and the City of Jacksboro assist you and your business. We are here to help.

Properties ready for development

• Lumar – fi ve lots available for retail development

• 30 acre lot available for multiuse housing development

• 177 acres in process of engineering and platting for business park development


• US Highways 281 and 380

• State Highways 199, 59, 148, and 114

• 55 miles north is Interstate 44 and 35 miles south is Interstate 20

• Easy access to Alliance and DFW airports


• Competitive tax rate

• Low cost land selection

• Competitive wage scales

• Reasonable cost of living

• Excellent logistics routes

• Retail and Industrial ready sites

• Tax Credit Designated area

Neoretroism is a natural way of development for Jacksboro. Our core has been in place since Ft. Richardson was an active army fort with everything we need to sustain our small town, friendly atmosphere.

New elementary, middle, and high school campuses have state of the art technology with distance learning for dual credit courses. University level education is nearby with Weatherford College, Midwestern University, Vernon College, and North Texas State Technical College

all in easy driving distance. With a workforce ready for training and employment, affordable housing and project-ready industrial sites, Jacksboro is Ready, Willing, and Able.

For further information please contact:
Lynda Pack - Economic Development Director
Jacksboro Economic Development Corporation
T: 940.567.3151 C: 940.229.9881