Major Employers

Large international firms like Walmart and Budweiser have chosen to locate in Palestine, as have national food processing companies like Wayne-Sanderson Farms, the nation's third largest poultry producer. In addition, Palestine is also home to STEM businesses like the Columbia Scientific Balloon Facility, an organization conducting atmospheric research for NASA, along with numerous healthcare companies, manufacturers, distributors, and service-based businesses. Below are a few of the major employers who are realizing the many location, tax and workforce advantages of having a location in Palestine, Texas.

CompanyIndustryNumber of Employees
Wayne-Sanderson FarmsFood Production1,235
Walmart Distribution Center #6036Distribution865
Walmart Distribution Center #66005Distribution430
Palestine ISDEducation585
Palestine Regional Medical CenterHealthcare510
Walmart Super Center #345Retail Sales365
Westwood ISDEducation280
Anderson CountyGovernment250
City of PalestineGovernment200
Lowe's Home ImprovementRetail Sales130
Legacy at Town CreekSenior Living125
Christus Trinity ClinicHealthcare110
MKS ServicesOil & Gas100
Kroger'sRetail Sales100
Kim's Convenience StoresRetail Convenience Stores100
Brookshire'sRetail Sales80
Greenbriar Nursing HomeElder Care70
Union Pacific Car ShopRailroad60
PentecomData Conversion & Storage60
Palestine Healthcare CenterHealthcare55
Best BlockConcrete Block Mfg50
Ben E Keith CoBeverage Distribution45
National Scientific Balloon BaseScientific Research45
Trinity Valley Community CollegeJunior College42
TampicoBeverage Manufacturing40