Economic Development

Palestine (pronounced pal-es-teen) is a naturally beautiful city in the Piney Woods of Northeast Texas mid-way between Dallas and Houston. Its location, at the intersection of five major highways leading to those metroplexes and the Austin area, provides excellent accessibility. Lake Palestine, which is located nearby, is among the largest in Texas and offers both recreation and an infinite supply of water.

Founded in 1846, Palestine is the seat of Anderson County. Its spectacular courthouse oversees the three areas of the city’s core: Courthouse Square, the Downtown District, and Old Town. This 44-block area is currently the focus of a long-range restoration program – spearheaded by the Palestine Economic Development Corporation.

Small businesses are the lifeblood of the downtown region, offering a variety of dining, specialty products, and cultural fare. Virtually all of the buildings are historic and contribute to the unique charm and distinctive architectural style of Palestine.

Surrounding the downtown are businesses of every type – industrial, distribution, retail, medical, hospitality and dining. Palestine is a delightful place to explore, to invest in, and to call home!