Kingsville Economic Development Council
Welcome to the Kingsville Economic Developmment
Kingsville’s location places it strategically in the hub of South Texas Maquiladora operations, midway between San Antonio and the Rio Grande Valley. We are equidistant to the major ports of entry along the border with Mexico, from Laredo to Brownsville, and within 45 minufgtes drive time of the sixth largest port in the United States – the Port of Corpus Christi.
Located along the mainline of Union Pacific and US 77 (designated as future I-69), Kingsville is adjacent to a power corridor that features rail, highway, fiber optic, power transmission and water transportation infrastructure of world class quality. Corpus Christi International Airport is 30 minutes drive time from Kingsville, the same time to travel from the south side of Corpus Christi to the airport.
Kingsville has a diverse economic base supported by a strong workforce with extensive training opportunities, and a pro-business environment supported by local public entities. Both Coastal Bend College and Texas A&M University-Kingsville stand ready to provide assistance in tailored job training along with research assistance for new or existing businesses. The Kingsville Enterprise Zone, created in 1999, is an economic development tool that allows the community to partner with the state on local and state tax regulatory benefits. An agreement with the Port of Corpus allows Kingsville to fast-track designation of Foreign Trade Zone designation to benefit companies that export and import products.