Orange County Economic Development Corporation

Orange County Welcomes LaPoint Energy Partners

New $40 Million Project

LaP EnergyOrange County, Texas – July 7, 2015  LaPoint Energy Partners, Inc. is pleased to accept an incentive package from Orange County and the Orange County Economic Development Corporation to build and operate a multimillion dollar railcar cleaning, crude oil trans-loading and storage facility in the county.  All agreements are tentative pending Commissioner’s approval on Monday, July 13.

   The Orange County Economic Development Corporation was formed and tasked with attracting high quality development projects that will bring additional jobs and investments to Orange County. The LaPoint Energy Partners Liquids Terminal #1 meets the Orange County EDC objectives well. The project will be built in three phases over the 36 months, by local construction and service companies. LaPoint Energy Partners, Inc. plans to hire 50-75 permanent employees by the time the project is completed, and also partner with multiple local service providers for on-going daily operations.    “Orange County is excited to welcome LaPoint Energy Partners to our community. This is a sizeable investment with great paying jobs and it will help to greatly enhance our local economy. I believe LaPoint Energy Partners will be a substantial and long-term asset to Orange County” comments Bobby Fillyaw, Executive Director of the Orange County EDC when asked about the project.  
   Another goal of the Orange County EDC is to attract new businesses that will support or enhance the economic diversity of the area. This new project will serve the Southeast Texas and Southwest Louisiana’s oil producers and railcar owners with ancillary services not currently available in the area. “LaPoint Energy Partners is a great win for Orange County. $44 million plus investment and the addition of 40 plus high paying jobs for this area will pay dividends for many years to come” comments Orange County Judge Brint Carlton of the project.
   More details on the incentive package and the construction timelines will be shared over the next 180 days, as the management team completes their negotiations with the EDC and Orange County, acquires a commercial tract of land, and finalizes operational plans.
LaPoint Energy Partners, Inc. is based in Southeast Texas and owned and managed by local business interests with over 50 years of combined experience in the oil services, engineering and construction industries. 

Come See the Pros Fish!!

2015 Bassmaster Elite Series At the Sabine River March 19-22

Come see this exciting event this week on the beautiful Sabine River.  View the video


Bassmaster Elite Series Fishing Tournament Returns

Spring Break Fun in Orange County Texas March 19-22, 2015

Bassmaster Elite Series Fishing Tournament Returns

Make plans to join Orange County for spring break fun coming with the Orange County River Festival and Bassmaster Fishing Tournament!  All events are free other than the 5K Run entry fee.  Park & Ride buses are availabe to make parking easy for you!  See map and information below.

B.A.S.S. weigh in daily at 3:15 p.m

Concerts by Dustin Lynch, Trout Fishing in America, and Tracy Byrd

5K Run benefiting the Cure Starts Now, Kids Fishing, Art in the Park, and much more!

Schedule of all events.

Park & Ride Parking Map and Information

Spring Break Fun in Orange County March 19-22, 2015

Park & Ride Parking Map and Information Make plans to join Orange County Texas for Spring Break fun coming March 19-22, 2015 with the Orange County River Festival and Bassmaster Fishing Tournament!  Park & Ride buses are available to make parking easy for you! Parking Information

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Orange County Fishing Guides

Enjoy a fishing excursion with any one of them!

Orange County Fishing Guides

Captain Dickie Colburn
Fishing The Sabine Connection

Captain Bill Watkins
Have Boat, Will Travel Guide Service

Captain Adam Jaynes
Just Fish Guide Service

"Explore Orange County Texas" Magazine Volume 7


    Our 7th edition of the “Explore Orange County Texas – Experience the possibilities” Magazine has arrived. 

    A copy of this free annual publication can be picked from area visitor centers, hotels, Orange County Chambers of Commerce among other locations or  stop by our office.  We  appreciate our partners who help us to showcase Orange County to the world. 

Welcome to Orange County Texas!!

Check out our New Orange County Videos

The Orange County Economic Development Corporation's newest economic development video has been completed.   View the highlights from the recent Bassmasters Tournament and Orange County Riverfront Festival with the link below. 

To view either the full video or the shortened version of our "Welcome to Orange County" videos, click the video button above the new magazine icon.  Thank you for visiting us!


The groundbreaking finally happened!

This exciting $10.5 Million dollar project is GREAT news for Orange County!


The long awaited groundbreaking ceremony for the Orange County Shelter of Last Resort & Emergency Operations Center FINALLY happened!   This $10.5 Million dollar project is being funded through a grant from Community Development Block Grant Funds, insurance proceeds, some FEMA dollars and other funds.  The project will not create any new debt for Orange County.  It will house several different offices for Orange County and it will serve as a “shelter of last resort” during times of emergency in Orange County.  Also located in the building will be a new state of the art Emergency Operations Center.

About the OCEDC

Orange County is the gateway to Texas and both a recreational and industrial portal into the state. Orange County is home to an excellent business climate and a great transportation hub. The County is home to pine forests, coastal plains and navigable waterways. Since World War II, shipbuilding has played and is still playing a major role in the economy.

The economy has since expanded greatly and continues to thrive on the petrochemical, manufacturing, agriculture and tourism industries and Many Fortune 500 companies have located in Orange County. Some of these included Dupont, Chevron-Phillips, Honeywell, Temple-Inland and Firestone just to name a few.

Orange County provides unparalleled cultural amenities for a community of this size. If you're looking for low-cost transportation, a diversity of community support and a general can-do attitude, then Orange County is the place for you. Look through our site to learn more about the benefits of locating in Orange County, Texas.

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Orange County Economic Development Corporation
123 S. 6th Street
Orange, TX 77630
Phone (409) 883-7770
Phone (409) 882-5332
Cell (409) 540-9338