Why Jasper is the Right Fit

Jasper, the county seat of Jasper County and the area’s commercial hub, is surrounded by natural beauty and economic assets. Find nearby popular recreational attractions including Lake Sam Rayburn, the largest lake in Texas, and some of the nation’s best bass fishing and fishing tournaments. Also close by is the Neches River where canoeing, kayaking and hunting are popular.

JEDCO was very instrumental in bringing higher education to Jasper. Without JEDCO, (we) would not have been able to acquire the funds necessary to build the facilities that house the Jasper Branch of Angelina College.

Karen Kipp,
Foundation President

Jasper boasts an extremely competitive high school completion rate, more than 95 percent in 2013. The Jasper Center of Angelina College works with local businesses to provide customizable workforce training programs to ensure businesses can efficiently train workers in their HSE and job-related procedures.

For a close-to-nature lifestyle, Jasper is special. Known as the Jewel of the Forest, Jasper holds a variety of local festivals and events throughout the year, such as its annual Butterfly Festival in October that celebrates the migration of the monarch butterflies.

With a unique combination of business-friendly government and regulatory practices as well as an active community with positive values, Jasper should be at the top of your consideration list for either starting a business, moving your business or expanding to a new location.

Jasper Economic Development Corporation

JEDCO’s mission is to promote, encourage and enhance the creation of jobs and expansion of the local tax base through projects which assist in the retention and expansion of existing primary employers and which attract new primary employers and aid in their development and growth.

Fast Facts

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Distribution of Median Income

Unemployment Rate by Year (2010-2014)

Common Industries in Jasper

Common Occupations in Jasper

Overall Educational Attainment in Jasper

Area Graduation Rates

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