We Get Business Moving
With a four lane divided highway connecting us to Houston, Corpus Christi, and the Rio Grande Valley as well as a Class I railroad Refugio County can get your business moving.
Value Added Agricultural Production
Come home and unwind with one of our local wines.
Outdoor opportunities abound
The Town of Austwell in eastern Refugio County is your gateway to the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge.
Great Ways to Relax
Four Rivers and three bays provide ample opportunities to connect with nature.
Blessed with fertile coastal plains and abundant water, Refugio County is a leading agricultural producer.
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Refugio County

Come Find your Refugio

Refugio means Refuge in Spanish so Come Find Your Refuge!

As the entity charged with Economic Development in Refugio County, the Refugio County Community Development Foundation can assist your business with relocating or expanding in our community.

We encourage you to explore the reasons companies are choosing to do business in Refugio County. Come see why leaders and innovators call Refugio home.

We are within proximity to Corpus Christi, Victoria, San Antonio and many rural communities. The benefits of doing business in the State of Texas are well known and are at your disposal here in Refugio County. On top of the benefits and incentives available throughout Texas, Refugio County has the unique ability to offer ample water, affordable land, and open space to conduct most any business. Our location between the Eagle Ford Shale and Port of Corpus Christi which can provide your company easy access to markets and suppliers.
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Refugio County is positioning itself to become the bedroom community of the Coastal Bend with access to great jobs, academically successful schools, two colleges, three four-year institutions, Hynes Bay and Copano Bay.



Post-Harvey Business Rebuild

Assisted 35+ small local businesses with repairs and improvements Post-Harvey through the Foundation’s Business Rebuilding and Façade Improvement Grant Program.
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Partnerships & Collaboration

The Foundation works strategically to form local, regional and state partnerships with key stakeholders through collaboration to further community and economic development.

Volunteer Resource Center

The Foundation is the fiduciary for the Refugio County VRC. Through this partnership 380+ homes have been improved, repaired, or rebuilt totaling over $10,000,000.

Nature-Based Solutions

The County was awarded $100,000 for a planning grant through the National Academies of Sciences’ Gulf Research Program to develop a Nature-Based Solutions project to mitigate climate change.

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301 N Alamo St, Refugio, TX 78377


(361) 526-2011

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