Welcome to Silsbee, Texas, a community located at the gateway to the Big Thicket National Preserve! The historic proximity to the very origins of the oil industry at Spindletop 20 miles away, and the lush timber of East Texas, Silsbee was founded when the railroad extended to the timber camps located there in the late 19th century.

Silsbee is located  in Southeast Texas 17 miles north of the Beaumont/Port Arthur, 90 miles west of Houston, 90 miles west of Lake Charles and 250 miles south of Dallas/Forth Worth.  Silsbee has sufficient rail for large manufacturing, with numerous spurs and lines throughout the community, which is easily connected to a major international port in Beaumont, 17 miles away.

Major industries include Health Care, Educational Services, Construction, Accommodation, Public Administration, Paper, and Finance/Insurance.

Silsbee is very aggressive and progressive when it comes to negotiating the right deal with the right company. Anything and everything is on the table, up to and including free land. Qualifications are thresholds of quality job creation and capital investment in the area.

Silsbee is surrounded by forest, lakes and rivers, an outdoor enthusiast's perfect home.   It is a great place to open a business, and a great place to live!









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Silsbee Economic Development Corporation

590 North 6th Street

Silsbee, TX 77656