Kendal Burns, President
Sue SharpMark Lawton
Clint Hardeman, Economic Development Coordinator
Pittsburg, the county seat of Camp County, is conveniently located in the I-30 corridor on four-lane US Highway 271 between two interstate highways. Interstate 30 is 10 minutes north of Pittsburg and Interstate 20 is 45 miles south, both directly accessible from US 271.
Pittsburg is located to serve the growing midwestern and southern markets as well as markets in Mexico and Canada. Almost equidistant between the East and West Coasts, with direct interstate connections, Pittsburg an ideal location for business development.
Distances from Pittsburg:
Pittsburg enjoys moderate year-round temperatures, with an average annual temperature of 63 degrees. The 46-inch average rainfall enables Pittsburg and Camp County to be one of the major peach and berry producers in the State of Texas.
Some local industries are:
Pilgrim's Pride - A vertically integrated company with all phases of productions: breeding, hatching and growing of chickens and the processing, preparation, packaging and sale of its product line.
Henderson Manufacturing Company, Inc. - A manufacturer of steel and stainless steel castings primarily in the southwest but including international markets.
Henderson Steel Fabrication, Inc -- A company offering custom fabrication, steel shearing and forming, welding, and general machining.
Andritz Ruthner -- An international company manufacturing dewatering equipment for municipal and industrial sludge, most of their highly skilled employees are recruited from the local area.
Pittsburg Hot Link Packers, Inc. - Prepares 35,000 to 40,000 pounds of Hot Links and smoked sausage per week for retail outlets and grocery stores throughout the United States.
Pittsburg Manufacturing Company - Manufactures and sells laminated dock bumpers and specialty rubber die cut products, which are made from recycled conveyor belt material.
Nicko Recycling, Inc. - Processes and recycles oil laden waste streams.
Pittsburg and Camp County draw from a labor force of over 75,915 in the seven counties within a 35-mile radius of Pittsburg. Average hourly wages range from minimum wage for common labor to $18.80 for highly skilled labor.
Opportunities for workforce training are excellent because of Pittsburg's proximity to Northeast Texas Community College.
Electric Power: Pittsburg is served by American Electric Power (AEP), formerly SWEPCO, which according to a recent survey, has rates that are lower than all but 17 of the 216 public utility companies in the United States. In addition, it has the lowest rates of any electric company in Texas.
Natural Gas: Reliant Energy, formerly ARKLA Gas, serves Pittsburg and has abundant reserves that assure the utility can meet the needs of any industrial user at costs competitive with those of any part of the United States.
Water: The City of Pittsburg has the capacity to supply 2,937,680 gallons of water per day to its users. Current average daily consumption is 635,581 gallons. The water supply is expandable to 3.5 million gallons per day when the need arises.
Wastewater Treatment: Pittsburg's wastewater treatment facility is designed to handle
1,250,000 gallons per day. Current daily load is 550,000 gallons per day.
Telecommunications: Southwestern Bell provides business and residential customers with modern, state-of-the-art telecommunications, advanced digital electronic switching, and a local call coverage area that includes Longview and Tyler. With the deregulation of the telecommunications industry, additional providers have entered the highly competitive market.
Both the Southern Pacific/Cotton Belt and the Kansas City Southern Rail lines pass through Pittsburg, and interline switching can be made available. Six motor freight companies serve Pittsburg and Camp County. Pittsburg is also within an hour's drive of two commercial airports and only ten miles from a general aviation airport that accommodates a wide variety of aircraft including most business jets.
Taxes and Incentives
Tax rates in Pittsburg and Camp County are in the lower one-third when compared to the rest of the state. Pittsburg also participates in the newly expanded Texas Enterprise Zone, offering tax incentives and economic development program benefits.
Quality of Life
Pittsburg is served by an excellent accredited public school system with one campus receiving an exemplary school rating, the highest level recognized by the State, and the entire district receiving an recognized rating. Pittsburg ISD has an active Partners in Education program which involves parents, businesses, families, and organizations in the education process. Northeast Texas Community College is located 13 miles from Pittsburg, and three colleges offering bachelor degree programs are located within a 70 mile radius of the community.
East Texas Medical Center -- Pittsburg, a 25-bed facility, is a part of the regional network of ETMC, Tyler. ETMC-Tyler, 20 minutes from Pittsburg on ETMC's Air One helicopter, is a Level 1 Trauma Center and was voted one of the hundred best hospitals in the United States two years in a row.
Emergency medical care is provide by Camp County EMS, a mobile intensive care, local membership ambulance service.
Pittsburg is also in lake country! Located five miles from Pittsburg, Lake Bob Sandlin offers an abundance of recreational activities, from champion bass fishing, to skiing, to hiking the nature trails at Bob Sandlin State Park.
Positive Business Climate
Pittsburg has a strong retail sales base. An official Main Street City since 1986, Pittsburg as seen over four million dollars reinvested in the downtown area. Pittsburg has also experienced a rising trend in sales tax revenues in the past several years.
For additional information call or write:
City of Pittsburg: Community Development
200 Rusk Street, Pittsburg Texas 75686
(903) 856-3621 fax (903) 856-0544