Matagorda County
Economic Development Corporation

Matagorda County
Economic Development



Michael Ferdinand
Executive Director

(P) 979.245.8913
(M) 979.557.1420

2200 7th Street | Suite 406
Bay City, Texas 77414


Average Houshold Income $40,860


Total labor force is 18,267


There are 20 higher education institutions within 100 miles of Matagorda County that offer certification and degree programs.


There are 319.31 miles of state-maintained roadways in Matagorda County.


Rail service by Union Pacific and Burlington Northern/Santa Fe Railroads

A Natural Environment for Business!

The MCEDC Board represents all of Matagorda County. Its 11 appointed members represent five public funding entities–Matagorda County, Bay City Community Development, Palacios Economic Development, Matagorda County Navigation District #1, the Port of Bay City Authority and the four Chambers of Commerce from Bay City, Matagorda, Palacios and Sargent. An Executive Director and a Director of Communications implement Board directives.

 The MCEDC is focused on growing Matagorda County through recruitment of new industries, commercial businesses, tourism infrastructure and through expansion of existing businesses. It seeks to expand our agriculture and aquaculture sectors through new crops for renewable fuel production and value-added opportunities.


Total Population


Population Within 15 Miles
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