Texas Forest Country Region

Business Climate

  • Major Business Clusters: Business Services, Food Products, Manufacturing, Wood Products
  • Major Employers: Aramark, Atkinson Candy, Cal-Tex, Etech Global Services, Georgia Pacific, GE/Lufkin Industries, Lockheed Martin, Parker Hannifin, Pilgrim's Pride

Metro Area/Talent

  • Region Population: 384,196
  • Workforce Population: 158,745
  • Higher Education: Angelina College, Stephen F. Austin State University


  • Interstate Highways: US-59 (Future I-69 Corridor)
  • Airport: Angelina County Airport
  • Railroad Carriers (Class I): Union Pacific Railroad

Counties and Quick Links

Angelina County: Lufkin

Nacogdoches County: Nacogdoches

Twelve County Region: Texas Forest Country

Other Counties: Houston County, Jasper County, Newton County, Polk County, Sabine County, San Augustine County, San Jacinto County, Trinity County, Tyler County

Sources: Metropolitan and Region Areas, Office of the Governor Economic Development & Tourism, Texas Health and Human Services, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, Texas Workforce Commission