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 Production1,400
Walmart Distribution Center #6036Distribution1000
Walmart Distribution Center #0345Distribution500
Palestine ISDEducation500
Palestine Regional Medical CenterHealthcare510
Walmart Super Center #345Retail Sales400
Westwood ISDEducation280
Anderson CountyGovernment210
City of PalestineGovernment180
Legacy at Town CreekSenior Living180
MKS ServicesOil & Gas150
Lowe's Home ImprovementRetail Sales130
Christus Trinity ClinicHealthcare110
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