Wichita Falls Business Park
Strategically located at the intersection of I-44, US 82, and US 287, a location in Wichita Falls can help your company reduce costs through shorter travel times (2 hours) and improved efficiencies to both Dallas/Fort Worth and Oklahoma City. The Wichita Falls Region’s three business parks are sure to accommodate the development deadlines and size requirements (one to 1200 acres) for your growing business.
With numerous amenities and incentive options, choosing the Wichita Falls Business Park can help improve your company’s profits by taking advantage of the benefits of a second-tier community. The affordable quality of life makes the region home to a labor force of approximately 230,000 potential employees, ready to come to work for you. Make the Wichita Falls Region your quality alternative!
All utilities will be brought to the lot line of the parcel purchased at the cost of the business park.
Electrical service is provided via ONCOR and above-ground distribution lines are capable of serving even the most electrical intensive industries. Commercial and industrial customers have the ability to choose their electrical service provider. ONCOR provides the energy delivery (electricity) to all retail electric providers in the Wichita Falls area. TXU Energy, Alliance Power, Cirro Energy and Direct Energy are the retail electric providers in the Wichita Falls area.
Service to the park is provided by ATMOS Energy which provides full-service natural gas to one third of the State of Texas. Industrial customers can take advantage of a special Schedule of Industrial Rates that allows for the transportation of gas purchased on the spot market. ATMOS has ample reserves of gas in a system of storage facilities.
The City of Wichita Falls has done an excellent job of planning for the future to address both growth and functional obsolescence. Over the past 10 years, the city has made major investments in its water and wastewater systems. Furthermore, the City is making a significant investment in its water supply system that will sustain the City for the next 50 years.
Water & Wastewater
Water - 12” mains are located throughout the park. Five lakes totaling 477,000 acre feet of water serve the City. The City’s transmission system is fed by two of these lakes with a combined yield of 78 MGD plus storage capacity of 75 MGD. Average daily demand equals 26 MGD with a peak one-day demand of 48 MGD.
Wastewater - Served by two treatment plants, the city’s capacity is 19.91 MGD. The average daily demand is 10 MGD. The state-of-the-art, activated sludge system has had continuous upgrades and currently meets or exceeds all Texas EPA standards.
The Wichita Falls area has both municipally and privately owned landfills; the City’s landfill is a type 1 with 160 years left on its capacity. The City provides a discount for separated sources of compostable wastes of approximately 36%. The cost of disposal at the landfill is $30.80 per ton, with outsider user fees being negotiable as part of a non-annexation agreement. In addition, the City has the opportunity to negotiate with a disposed fee for any large user.
Service is provided by AT&T. AT&T has three switches and a fiber optic SONET Ring in the City. Three POPs serve the City – SBC, AT&T, and MCI. Dual fiber feed and diverse routing from the Central Office are available. There are approximately 40 companies offering competitive local exchanges (CLEC) in the Wichita Falls area. AT&T’s Central Office switching is digital electronic with a combination of buried fiber and copper distribution lines throughout the City. The local area is served by ISDN and three DSL providers. Analog and digital wireless service covers the City and is provided by multiple vendors.
Two airports serve Wichita Falls. The Wichita Falls Municipal Airport is served by American Eagle with six to eight flights per day to and from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. The Municipal Airport and Sheppard Air Force Base share runways, taxiways, and control tower operations allowing for virtually any type and size aircraft. The Municipal Airport if fully ILS compatible with the longest runway being 15,500 feet.
Kickapoo Airport is located in the southeastern quadrant of Wichita Falls and provides fixed-base operations for both rotary and fixed wing, civilian and corporate aircraft. Kickapoo Airport has a 4,200’ x 75’ hard-serviced, runway with Flight Service Station (FSS) operations in uncontrolled airspace. For more info on Wichita Falls airports visit FlyWichitaFalls.net.
Dallas/Ft. Worth International Airport is 26 minutes by air and one and half hours by roadway from Wichita Falls and provides key access for people and products to domestic and international markets.
The main entry point of the development, Fisher Road, has divided, four-lane, concrete roads sufficient to accommodate 80,000 pound truck traffic. East west roads through the development, Production Boulevard and Midwestern Expressway, are two-lane, concrete. Curb, gutters, sidewalks and landscaping grace the development.
Located within ten miles of the east-west centerline of the United States, Wichita Falls has excellent geographic advantages for fast, efficient, cost effective motor freight services. Dallas/Ft. Worth is just one and a half hours by motor carrier southeast of Wichita Falls and is accessible by US 287, a four-lane, divided, limited-access highway. Oklahoma City is two hours north of Wichita Falls and is accessible via I-44, a four-lane, divided, limited-access toll highway. East/west access is provided by US 277, US-82, and US-287.
Rail has been engineered to serve the park, but track has not yet been laid. In order to best accommodate a rail user, it was decided to wait and configure rail for the user.
Both Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway (BNSF) and Union Pacific (through the Wichita, Tillman, & Jackson (WTJR) short-line railroad via trackage rights over BNSF) serve the Wichita Falls area. The WTJR is the short-line service provider for all local freight movements. Freight handling is facilitated by the use of a rail yard located in downtown Wichita Falls and has an excellent service record.
Other Area Business Parks
The Wichita Falls Chamber works together with local communities to help provide new businesses with the best possible locations for their businesses. Below you will find two area Business Parks along with contact information.
Burkburnett Industrial Park
The 25-acre Burkburnett Industrial Park is located within the city limits of Burkburnett. Established in 2004 by the Burkburnett Development Corporation (BDC), the BIP is zoned for industrial facilities with road, water, sewer, and electric utilities already in place. Located 1 mile west of I-44, it is just 15 minutes from the Wichita Falls Municipal Airport, 100 miles south of Will Rogers World Airport in Oklahoma City, and 130 miles northeast of Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport. The BIP is located near two major industries with longstanding histories in Burkburnett: Ameron Fiberglass Pipe Division Corporation and Pitts Ready Mix of Burkburnett.
Iowa Park Industrial Park
You can reach Iowa Park Economic Developent Office at 940-592-5441.