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Rolling Plains Industrial Foundation Mission Statement
The Rolling Plains Industrial Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to the sole purpose of promoting economic development within the 4,500 square mile region of the Texas Rolling Plains representing over 35,000 residents in 5 counties and 8 member communities.

Contact Info  |   Climate  |  Represented Counties  |  Cooperative Municipal Services
Economic Development Incentives  |  Geographic Data  |  Labor   |  Location  |  Member Communities
Percent of Population  | Transportation  |  Utilities and Services
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Member Communities
Anson
Aspermont
Hamlin
Haskell
Knox City
Munday
Rotan
Stamford

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Transportation
Highways

Interstate Highways
U.S. Highways
Texas State Highways
I-20
277, 180, 83, 380, 82
70, 92, 6, 222

Rail Service

Location Distance
Union Pacific
BNSF
Abilene
Sweetwater
40 miles
50 miles

Air Service

Municipal airports located within each member community.

Regional Airport with Commercial Service Abilene Regional
Distance to nearest Commercial Airport 50 miles
Commercial Airlines American Eagle

Continental Express

Number of flights daily 14

Bus Service

T.N.M.&O. Transportation
Greyhound Lines
Sunset Stages
Arrow Trailways

Motor Freight Service

AAA Cooper Transportation
ABF Freight Systems, Inc.
American Freight Ways
CF Motor Freight
Carter & Sons Freight
Central Motor Freight
Consolidation Freight
Conway Southern
Coy Transportation
Federal Express
Land-Air Express
Overnight Transport
Roadway Express
SAIA Motor Fght
Tex-Pak Express
USF Bestways
UPS
Watkins
Yellow Motor

Shipping

Nearest Deepwater Port: Port of Corpus Christi
Distance to Port: 350 miles
Barge Service: Yes

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Economic Development Incentives

State Enterprise Zones

Stamford, Haskell

Freeport Exemptions

Anson, Hamlin, Stamford

Industrial Parks

Hamlin, Texas (2)
Haskell, Texas
Stamford, Texas
Rotan, Texas

1/2 cent Sales Tax Dedicated to Economic Development

Anson 4(a) Knox City 4(a)
Aspermont 4(a) Munday 4(a)
Hamlin 4(a) Stamford 4(a)
Haskell 4(a) Rotan 4(a)

Fiber Optic / Digital Switch Telecommunications

Anson Hamlin Stamford Rotan

Available Buildings

Size (sq. ft.) ceiling height Location
11,000 14' Hamlin
14,000 14' Haskell
25,000 21' Hamlin
28,000 18' Hamlin
40,296 21' Hamlin
52,000 21' Hamlin
60,000 18' Stamford

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Contact Information

Rolling Plains Industrial Foundation
Ken Lane
President, RPIF
1102 N. Ave. G
Haskell, Texas 79521
Phone: (940) 864-2597
E-mail:
ken@kvrp.com

Anson Economic Development Corp.
Wayne Lisenbee
1314 Commercial
Anson, Texas 79501
(915) 823-2411

Aspermont Economic Development Corp.
Attn. Jimi Coplen
P.O. Box 556
Aspermont, Texas 79502
(940) 989-3197
E-mail:
aedc@2mtn.com

Hamlin Economic Development Corp.
Attn. Duane McPherson
P.O. Box 250
Hamlin, Texas 79520
(325) 576-2822
E-mail:
hedc@camalott.com

The Development Corporation of Haskell
Attn. Randy Hise
P.O. Box 1001
Haskell, Texas 79521
(940) 864-3424
E-mail:
dcoh@wtconnect.net

Knox City Economic Development Corporation
Attn. Travis Floyd
Benjamin, Texas 79505
(940) 454-2191
E-mail:
tfloyd@srcaccess.net

Munday Economic Development Corporation
Charles Baker
P.O. Box 40
Munday, Texas 76371
(940) 422-4945
E-mail:
cbaker@dtnspeed.net

The Development Corporation of Stamford
Attn. Kelly Cheek
P.O. Box 669
Stamford, Texas 79553
(325) 773-2495
E-mail:
kcheek@stamfordtexas.net

Rotan Economic Development Corporation
Gregg Pruitt
903 E. Johnston
Rotan, Texas 79546
(915) 735-2224
E-mail:
fnbgregg@fishernet.org

 

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Represented Counties
Current population
Fisher
Haskell
Jones
Knox
Stonewall
4,484
6,433
20,785
4,606
1,826

Total population: 38,134

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Geographic Data

Regional Size:
Average Elevation:
4,500 sq. miles
1,600 feet

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Climate

Average Annual Temperature: 64.5 F
Average Hottest Month: July-84 F
Average Coldest Month: January-42
Average Annual Rainfall: 24.40 inches
Average Relative Humidity: 50%
Average Wind Speed 11.9 mph
Number of Days Between Killing Frosts 240

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Location
Major Cities Distance in Miles

Dallas, Texas
Houston, Texas
Austin, Texas
Oklahoma City, OK
Los Angeles, CA
Atlanta, GA
Monterey, MX
Mexico City, MX
190
390
250
250
1250
980
550
1150

Ports of Entry Distance in Miles

Nueva Laredo, MX
Juarez, MX
400
440

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Labor

Total Civilian Labor Force: * 90,661
Current Unemployment Rate: * 3.0%
Radius of Labor Drawing Area: 40 miles
Nearest MSA: Abilene

*Figures represent 40-mile radius from geographic center of region.


Click Here to download a recent labor study of this region.

(MS Word format, 352 kB)

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Percent of Population
Race:

Hispanic
White
Black
Other
18.1%
65.6%
4.2%
12.1%

 

Age Groups:
18-24
25-34
35-49
50+
Median Age:
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Income Groups:
15,000-24,999 ?
25,000-34,999 ?
35,000-49,999 ?
50,000 + ?
Median Income: $21,746

*Figures represent 1990 census data

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Utilities and Services

Electric Power

Suppliers: AEP
Big Country Electric Coop
Dickens Electric Coop

Natural Gas

Supplier: ATMOS Gas Company

Water

Suppliers: Local Municipalities

North Central Water Supply Corp.

Sources:

Lake Stamford Reservoir
Lake Thomas Reservoir
Various municipal wells
Miller Creek Reservoir
Hubbard Creek Reservoir

Sewer

Suppliers: Local Municipalities

Telephone

Suppliers 806 Area Code
325 Area Code
Southwestern Bell
940 Area Code Valor

 

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Cooperative Municipal Services

Emergency Personnel

Full-time Law Enforcement Personnel 41
Full-time Firefighting Personnel 2
Volunteer Firefighting Personnel 165

Health Facilities

Hospitals in Region 7 Number of Beds 126
Number of Doctors 18 Number of Nurses 124
Number of Nursing Facilities 10
Number of Nursing Beds 650

*All communities are members of the West Central Texas Council of Governments.

*Each community has access to locally dispatched ambulance and emergency services

*Cooperative law enforcement, emergency rescue and Firefighting agreements exist between each community.

 

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These pages last updated 14 February 2005.