Matagorda County has a rich history in agricultural commerce, with other top industries including educational services, health care, and social services. Opportunities abound as the county seeks retail, residential, and apartment developers to meet our coming construction and new permanent worker demands.
Labor and Workforce
We offer employers affordable labor with opportunities for funded workforce training. Matagorda County’s most common occupations include:
- Electrical equipment mechanics, installers, and repair technicians
- Production occupations and supervisors
- Building, grounds cleaning, and maintenance occupations
- Construction trades
- Agricultural workers
Matagorda County offers incentives for businesses that establish themselves and create jobs for our citizens including:
- Employee recruitment & training
- Tailored services to help locate or expand
- Tax abatement policies for qualifying firms
- Tax-free industrial/environmental bonds
Our Development Partners
Bay City Community
Port of Bay City
Port of Palacios
I invite you to Matagorda County. Whether you are looking to relocate, expand or build new business, Matagorda County has all of the inputs you will need to site, permit, build and successfully operate your business. We have one of the lowest tax rates in Texas, which, coincidentally, collects no personal income tax. We can receive your raw materials and ship your finished products via truck, rail or water and have a hard-working populace. The pool of workers can be built into your customized workforce at the Bay City campus of Wharton County Junior College.
Again, I hope you will take a look at Matagorda County for your next investment and I look forward to meeting and working with you to that end.
— Matagorda County Judge Nate McDonald