Economic Development


Regional Economic Development Resources

The South East Texas Economic Development Foundation (SETEDF) is an economic development organization comprised of the three counties of Hardin, Jefferson, and Orange. It is governed by a Board of Directors made up of local business and community leaders from throughout the region. The Regional Economic Development Initiative (REDI) is the steering committee of the SETEDF.

The Entergy Site Selection Center provides a database of buildings and sites available in areas serviced by Entergy, including Southeast Texas, along with demographic data for counties and communities in those service areas.

Lamar University Small Business Development Center (SBDC) provides resources to businesses that are just starting out, looking to move to the next level, and everything in between. The SBDC helps business owners through providing resources to help develop strategies, attract customers, increase sales, and improve productivity and profitability.

Area Economic Development Corporations & Chambers of Commerce
There are several economic development corporations and chambers of commerce throughout Hardin, Jefferson, and Orange Counties.

Hardin County

Kountze Economic Development Corporation
Phone 409-246-3831

Kountze Chamber of Commerce
Phone 1-866-4Kountz or 409-246-3413

Lumberton Economic Development Corporation
Phone 409-755-0031 x101

Lumberton Chamber of Commerce
Phone 409-755-0554

Silsbee Economic Development Corporation
Phone 409-385-9549

Silsbee Chamber of Commerce
Phone 409-385-5562

Jefferson County

Greater Beaumont Chamber of Commerce
Phone 409-838-6581

Groves Economic Development Corporation
Phone 409-962-4471

Groves Chamber of Commerce
Phone 409-962-3631

Nederland Economic Development Corporation
Phone 409-729-1020

Nederland Chamber of Commerce
Phone 409-722-0279

Port Arthur Economic Development Corporation
Phone 409-963-0579

Greater Port Arthur Chamber of Commerce
Phone 409-963-1107

Port Neches Economic Development Corporation
Phone 409-727-6776

Port Neches Chamber of Commerce
Phone 409-722-9155

Sour Lake Economic Development Corporation
Phone 409-287-3573

Orange County

Orange Economic Development Corporation
Phone 409-883-1077

Orange County Economic Development Corporation
Phone 409-883-7770

Bridge City Chamber of Commerce
Phone 409-735-5671

Greater Orange Chamber of Commerce
Phone 409-883-3536

Vidor Chamber of Commerce
Phone 409-769-6339