Meet the Texas Town that Competes to Win

2 Nov 2020


News

Ever considered locating your business in a small town? If so, Lufkin, Texas, has a message for you.

“We are well positioned to have companies locate out of large cities to a place with small-town feel and the amenities of metropolitan areas,” says Bob Samford, economic development director for the Lufkin Economic Development Corp. “We offer a great location with big-city benefits.”

On Interstate 69 about 90 minutes northeast of Houston, Lufkin is a community of 36,000 people who enjoy family, hard work, loyalty and quality of life, says Samford.

The corporate executives who have made the decision to invest in Lufkin have found this out too. “I’ve never seen a community more aligned behind supporting a company project than what I’ve seen in Lufkin,” said John Batten, CEO of Twin Disc, a Wisconsin-based company that built a 50,000-sq.-ft. warehouse facility on 20 acres in Lufkin last year.

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