Southeast Texas is the largest timber product producing are in the State. There are thousands of acres of land utilized for growing trees and a number of regional facilities which process timber.
Hallmark - Center Fixture Operations originally chose Center in the 1960's due to its proximity of timber production, and is still in operation. They manufacture all the in-store fixtures for Hallmark Stores and their displays in other major retailers.
The City feels that a wood or paper manufacturer would prosper for the same reason Hallmark has been here for 50 years: a good workforce, great business environment and proximity to the timber industry. The City is looking to recruit other businesses which could utilize local timber production such as:
Cardboard and packaging products,
Bio mass power generation.
Location Quotient Data
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics - Shelby County
Agriculture, Forestry & Fishing
2012 - 8.8
2013 - 9.69
2014 - 10.29
Timber Production Data
|COUNTY||Area of timberland- acres||Number of live trees at least 1" diameter on timberland- trees||Net volume of live trees at least 5" diameter on timberland- cubic feet||Aboveground dry weight of live trees at least 1" diameter on timberland- short tons||Average annual net growth of live trees at least 5" diameter on timberland- cubic feet per year||Average annual removals of live trees at least 5" diameter on timberland- cubic feet per year|