The community of Graham is eager to attract new businesses. The expansion of local business and recruitment of new business is supported through several major city assets.
Graham’s location is a primary consideration. Graham’s proximity to the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, Abilene and Wichita Falls makes it extremely desirable. As well, Graham offers a strong and well-educated workforce, financial services and access to international and domestic markets.
Programs to assist businesses in the area include tax abatement, Enterprise Zone, economic development sales tax, Tax Capital Fund and a variety of financial assistance packages for qualified companies.
A variety of properties are available for commercial and industrial use as well as specialty retail space on the downtown square and elsewhere in the city. The creation of the Graham Education and Workforce Center and its co- location with the Texas Workforce Resource Center is designed to enhance the specialized workforce training in cooperation with area employers.
Manufacturing is a large industry in Graham. Types of manufacturers include sports stadium construction, water sports equipment, highway construction, weather-stripping and data recovery systems.
Graham is also the regional supplier of healthcare, making the healthcare industry one of Graham’s largest employers.
Agriculture, ranching and oil are major contributors to the commerce of the area. Young County FSA is an agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture that provides financing and other services and programs for agricultural producers. The agency’s programs are voluntary and aim to help provide a fair return to farmers for the financial investment and labor and ensure the conservation and improvement of farms.