Paris, the County Seat of Lamar County, is the business, retail and healthcare hub for the surrounding region of Northeast Texas and Southeastern Oklahoma. Located in the central time zone, Paris is strategically situated to serve the 1-35 Corridor and the Southern United States. Sitting midway between the East and West coasts allows easy access to major TX markets and the entire Southern US and Mexico.
Three FORTUNE 500 Companies (Campbell's Soup, Kimberly-Clark, Florida Power & Light dba NextEra) are located in Paris, as well as J. Skinner Baking Co. and Turner Industries. Paris has an available, skilled workforce, and long-standing partnerships with Paris Junior College to provide specialized and customized industry training. We have an excellent multi-modal transportation network (highways, air, rail). Industrial land and sites are available to meet your needs. Paris has an abundant water supply from Pat Mayse Lake now and in the future. Paris is home to the annual Tour de Paris Bicycle Rally, and our famous landmark the Eiffel Tower stands 65 feet tall with a red cowboy hat. The Paris Economic Development Corporation is waiting to make your location decision quick, easy and enjoyable.The following community profile information is intended to help you perform relevant site selection research on Paris, Texas, and is intended to serve as a starting point.If you do not find all the information that you need in order to make an informed decision about Paris, please contact the Paris Economic Development Corporation office and we will be happy to provide you with the information or data that you require.