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Commerce Municipal Airport after upgrades were completed.

Commerce Airport Soars to New Heights

Through the efforts of the Commerce Airport Advisory Board, City Manager & Director of Community Development, a TxDOT Grant with matching funds was applied for and awarded to the City of Commerce benefiting the local aviation hub.

New Industry Coming to Commerce

The Commerce Economic Development Corporation has announced that POLARA Enterprises will soon open a new manufacturing facility in Commerce, Texas.

The California-based company is one of the country’s leading manufacturers of electronic components and devices used by the industrial, medical and traffic industries, as well as the U.S. Military.

“We are truly proud that a world-class manufacturer such as Polara has chosen Commerce, Texas as the location for its first expansion” said Bonnie Hunter, Executive Director for the CEDC.

“The addition of Polara to our community will bring jobs and add to the economic vitality of this part of northeast Texas.”

Polara is also currently a premier supplier of accessible pedestrian signaling systems used by municipalities all over the country.  The company will continue to operate its 40,000+ square foot primary facility in southern California.  According to Hunter, the new Commerce plant will simply add to the firm’s sales and manufacturing capabilities.

“The potential for growth of this company is endless and Commerce is ready to assist Polara in every way.”

In the Amount of $90,000

Through the USDA, the Commerce Economic Development Corporation has received $90,000 in grant funds to establish a revolving loan fund. These funds will be used to provide financial assistance through low interest loans to small and emerging private business enterprises within the City of Commerce ETJ. A primary component for loan consideration is job creation.

Guidelines and applications will be available through the Commerce EDC, and must also meet approval by the USDA.



KLZ Stone Group Inc.

Rapid progress continues to be made on the KLZ Stone Group Inc facilites off of HWY 11. This impressive facilites will be home to a premier granite and stone group buisiness importing large blocks of granite from south America and processing them for resale.

Featured Properties

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Rail Road CrossingRail Services - Another Advantage of Locating Your Company in Commerce

In today’s economy, rail services offer an affordable and dependable solution. Not only is rail transport considered the most energy efficient mode of transportation, but with rising fuel prices, the lower cost of rail transportation increases its allure. With its ability to avoid the congestion involved with ground transport, rail transport is the most reliable mode of mass transportation and considered the safest means of delivering undamaged goods. Further, for environmentally savvy companies, rail transport tops the list as the most environmentally friendly mode of transportation...more about Commerce

Aerial Map of CommerceCommerce Economic Development Poster

The CEDC aided in the development of an aerial map of Commerce, displaying potential business and manufacturing sites. Also seen on this birds eye view of Commerce, are city services, amenities and educational resources....view map

Covidien Plant Finds Good Fit with CommerceCovidien Plant Finds Good Fit with Commerce
It’s not everyday that a global company finds a local connection, but that’s exactly what Covidien does. A $10 billion dollar company, the healthcare product company has operations right here in Commerce, utilizing a 300,000 sq. ft facility on Maple Street....complete article

Blacklands Railroad the 2011 Short Line Railroad of the Year

Railway Age magazine has named Blacklands Railroad the 2011 Short Line Railroad of the Year, and the Reading & Northern Railroad 2011 Regional Railroad of the Year. The awards were presented at the American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association's annual meeting in San Antonio, Tex., Tuesday evening, May 3, 2011...more information


April 19th, 2017 at 9:00 a.m.
Michael “Pee-Wee” Walker Conference Room 
1119 Alamo Street, Commerce, Texas 75428 
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Special Meeting
April 5th, 2017 at 8:30 a.m.

Michael “Pee-Wee” Walker Conference Room 
1119 Alamo Street, Commerce, Texas 75428 
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Notice of Quorum
April 4th, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.

Sam Raybun Student Center
Commerce, Texas 75428 
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Special Meeting
April 4th, 2017 at 9:00 a.m.

Michael “Pee-Wee” Walker Conference Room 
1119 Alamo Street, Commerce, Texas 75428 
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