Kenedy, Texas is a growing city in the heart of the South Texas Eagle Ford Shale region. The largest city in Karnes County is the economic center of oil and gas exploration and extraction, energy support services, and area agricultural activity. Discover why Kenedy is a great place to do business!

Strategic Location

Kenedy is centrally located between the cities of San Antonio, Corpus Christi, and Victoria. Our city is uniquely positioned in the middle of the fast-growing South Texas Eagle Ford Shale region.

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Growing Community

Fueled by the oil and gas resources of the Eagle Ford Shale region in South Texas, Kenedy and the surrounding area are growing and expanding to meet the increased demand for goods and services.

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Low Cost of Living

Cost of living in Kenedy is 25 percent lower than the national average. Individual and business dollars stretch farther in Kenedy, from affordable land and housing to low taxes and lower prices on consumer products.

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Kenedy by the Numbers


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Resources for Your Business

Recently, Kenedy Economic Development Corporation (EDC/4B) offered funds for businesses needing help during the COVID pandemic. Now, additional funding assistance for economic development is available. We are currently finalizing the structure of these funds. Stay tuned for more details.

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Why Kenedy?

Business Friendly Climate

Kenedy has an extensive history of profitable business and trade. Today’s pro-business environment and low tax burden form a perfect foundation to continue the tradition of vibrant economic activity, prosperity, and growth.

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Strategic, Central Location

Kenedy, Texas is the epicenter of the Eagle Ford Shale, one of the largest oil drilling regions in America. This region of South Texas produces about 1.1 million barrels of crude a day and accounts for 9 percent of US oil production.

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Affordable Land & Housing

In Kenedy, you’ll find affordable land and housing options, as well as lower property taxes and retail prices. Looking for an ideal location for your business to grow and a beautiful place to call home? Look no further than Kenedy, Texas.

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Solid Transportation

Kenedy is conveniently served by US 181 and SH 72 highway systems, providing connections throughout South Texas to nearby transportation air, water, and rail hubs and international ports, with minimal traffic congestion.

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