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Business Development Corporation

Working for Tomorrow, Today

Mission Statement:
Serve as the community's lead Economic Development catalyst by recruiting new industry, nurturing existing business and fostering a positive business atmosphere for entrepreneurial growth within the City of Vernon and Wilbarger County

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North Texas' Gateway to the West

Solutions for Success

     The historic proximity to the Great Western Trail is symbolic as Vernon is Centrally located on the north Texas southwestern Oklahoma region of the United States. 

     Centrally located within 200 Miles of Dallas/Fort Worth, Amarillo, and Oklahoma City, 619 miles from El Paso, 511 miles from Houston and 407 miles from San Antonio, Vernon is a central hub for manufacturing with the location for success and room to grow! 

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Why Vernon?

See what sets this great little city apart

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Vernon Chamber of Commerce


Department of Tourism and Main Street Services


Helpful Resources for New Businesses

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Major Employers in Vernon


Tyson Food's



Wilbarger General Hospital

Wilbarger General Hospital

Vernon Auto Group

Vernon Auto Group

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City of Vernon


Solvay USA, Inc

United Supermarket

United Supermarket

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Wilbarger County

Vernon ISD

Vernon ISD

Vernon College

Vernon College


North Texas State Hospital

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When we were looking at expanding our operations to Texas we had originally been looking east of Wichita Falls, so Vernon was not a town that we had considered.  Wilbarger County Judge Greg Tyra and Rick Hardcastle with the Business Development Corporation (BDC) of Vernon called us and asked us to consider Vernon as an option, so we did.  Once the BDC opened our eyes to what was possible in Vernon, they worked with us to support our business plan and to help us secure an excellent facilities for our Texas operations.  Every step of the way it was made clear to us that Vernon wanted Pearson Livestock Equipment here and that Vernon is a great place to build our business and raise our family.

In 2017, when we expanded our Texas operations to include Powder Coating, and again in 2020 when we installed our CNC lathe and bridge cranes, the BDC was there to support us.  Because of those BDC supported projects and the hard work of our employees, we were able to do a third capital expansion in 2021 without BDC support.  This 2021 project was done in the midst of the challenges brought about by COVID-19, which included consolidating all of our operations in Vernon.  Now in 2022 we are entering our 6th year of operations in Vernon and are proud to call Vernon, Texas home.

Ricky Rater
Pearson Livestock Equipment

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Contact Us

1724 Pease St, Vernon, TX 76384, USA

(940) 552-6502

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