Energy and Renewable Energy

Oil was discovered in Palestine, Texas in the early 1900s and, thanks to its location and advanced rail system, the city quickly became a center for production — and a logistical, operational base for manufacturers across the region. Palestine’s leadership role in this essential industry, built on a rock solid economic base, continues to this day.

The area’s accessible location, as well as its experienced workforce, has resulted in consistent industry growth, both in terms of jobs and real wages. What’s more, years of operational success, coupled with advanced technical education at two community colleges, puts Palestine in a position to support investments in alternative energy generation – which has already seen steady growth over the last several years.

Because energy and renewable energy are long-term growth industries, Palestine’s economic development, local government, and business leaders are deeply invested in recruiting and assisting individuals, startups, and established companies in this essential sector.