WCEDC Mission Statement
The Wood County Economic Development Commission (WCEDC) improves Wood County's Quality of Life by Promoting Economic Development.
The Commission promotes the location and development of new businesses and industries in Wood County and maintenance and expansion of existing businesses. One of these important industries is tourism and, in that area, the Wood County Economic Development Commission works to increase Wood County's visibility as a tourist destination and provide opportunities for the development and expansion of tourism activities and industry in Wood County.
Wood County is located in the northeast section of Texas. The counties of Smith, Rains, Upshur, Hopkins, Van Zandt, Camp and Franklin border it. Located within Wood County are the incorporated cities of Alba, Hawkins, Mineola, Quitman, Winnsboro, and Yantis. Other sizeable communities include Lake Fork and Holly Lake Ranch. Wood County is located approximately 90 miles east of Dallas metroplex area, midway between Dallas and Shreveport. Wood County has an estimated population of 41,964.
Wood County is located between Interstate 20 to the south and Interstate 30 to the north. Easy access to Wood County can be achieved from both Interstate 20 and Interstate 30. Other major highways bisecting Wood County are US 69, US 80, and Texas Highways 37, 11 17, 14, and 154.
Wood County is home to three airports for small aircraft. These are the Wood County Airport (between Mineola and Quitman), Mineola Wisener Airport, and Winnsboro Airport. American Eagle serves Tyler Pounds Airport, located about 30 minutes from Wood County. DFW International Airport is located about 90 miles west of Wood County and provides domestic and international travel access.
Amtrak, the national rail passenger service, makes daily stops in Mineola with service from both the East and West. The train connects with most all cities served by Amtrak. Passenger Rail service: Amtrak's - Texas Eagle Train | www.texaseagle.com.
The lure of beautiful Wood County is in providing an excellent quality of life, friendly people, beautiful lakes and scenery, good economic trade area --- visiting or doing business here will feel like the right thing. For a detailed Demographics and Profile Report, community links, and BIG LURE event calendars, browse around our web site at WoodCountyTX.com!