Renewable Energy – Southern Power Company owns and operates the Nacogdoches Generating Plant, the largest wood-fueled biomass power generation facility in the U.S. The 100 MW power plant became operational in June 2012 and has a 20-year power purchase agreement with the city of Austin.
Natural Gas – Nacogdoches County is located in East Texas in the midst of the Haynesville Shale.
Regional Operating Offices & Headquarters – Nacogdoches County, a logical site for regional operating offices for oil and gas companies, is located midway between Shreveport, LA and Houston, TX on US-59. With an urban population of 33,000 (65,000 in county), it is the only city/town between Shreveport and Nacogdoches with a population greater than 10,000.
Oil & Gas companies currently operating in Nacogdoches County:
Stephen F. Austin State University – with approximately 13,000 students and 1,500 faculty/staff, SFASU is the only state university in this heavily rural region; in addition to offering numerous degrees in the physical sciences, the University also offers a Petroleum Land Management Certification through its College of Business.
Nacogdoches County Career and Technical Training Center – the Tech Center will offer different kinds of specialty courses to serve the Nacogdoches County workforce community.