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Metal & Fabricated Metal

Oil City Iron WorksCorsicana is a business-friendly community located just 50 miles southeast of downtown Dallas on I-45, which connects the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex with the Greater Houston metro area.

Corsicana's robust transportation infrastructure, combined with its proximity to a number of major consumer and industrial markets, makes it an excellent location for metal and metal fabrication operations.

Oil City Iron Works, Morgan Corporation, Greenbrier Rail Services., and Cargo Craft currently have facilities in Navarro County

  • Texas' pro-business climate — low taxes without the onerous regulations typically found in other states
  • Proximity to markets — Corsicana is located between four major population centers:
    • Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington MSA (50 miles from Corsicana on I-45) population is 6.7 million
    • Houston-Galveston-Brazoria CMSA (185 miles from Corsicana on I-45) population is 6.2 million
    • San Antonio-New Braunfels MSA (250 miles from Corsicana on I-35) population is 2.2 million
    • Austin-Round Rock MSA (150 miles from Corsicana on I-35) population is 1.7 million
  • Robust transportation infrastructure — Corsicana is a business-friendly community located just 50 miles southeast of downtown Dallas on I-45, which connects the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex with the Houston metro area. Only an hour from DFW International Airport (and about 75 minutes from Alliance Airport), Corsicana is served by both Union Pacific (UP) and Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) railroads and is only 210 miles, by interstate highway, from the Port of Houston.
  • Lower operating costs — the cost of living is dramatically lower in Corsicana and in Texas, which means that your workers can enjoy the same, or better, quality of life in Corsicana for less than you're paying them at your current location. Land is plentiful and prices are lower.
  • Conditional land grant — a conditional land grant/loan may be available from the City of Corsicana and Navarro County to industrial expansion projects for capital investments with a minimum taxable value of at least $10 million and the creation of at least 50 new, full-time jobs. The land is in one of the two industrial parks jointly owned and operated by the city and the county.
  • Strong metal and machining workforce — Corsicana and Navarro County is blessed with a robust manufacturing workforce with a strong work ethic. Detailed data on Navarro County workforce.
  • Small town quality of life on the outskirts of the 4th largest metro area in the U.S. — Corsicana is close enough to the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex to take advantage of its extensive resources, while being just far enough away to also enjoy lower business operating and living costs. Corsicana is a community where you can grow a business, pursue a meaningful career, and raise a family … all at the same time. Escape the high costs of living and operating a business in the big city, and experience -- in Corsicana -- how life and work intersect.
  • Workforce Training — Navarro College offers a five-semester Welding Technology Program that provides students with experience and competencies in all major welding, cutting and fabrication theory and processes.

If your business is looking at opening a new production facility, Corsicana offers just about everything a growing business would want or need.

Navarro County Demographic & Labor Report
Read the Article: "Corsicana Is an Ideal Location for Metal Fabrication Operations"

For more information about opportunities in Corsicana, contact:

Bill King | Economic Development Director
City of Corsicana & Navarro County
(903) 654-4806 |