Welcome to Athens, Texas

Why Choose Athens?

Ten Great Reasons to Choose Athens
1. Location, Location, Location. We are close to Dallas, but far enough away to enjoy an unsurpassed quality of life.  Just an hours drive from Dallas and 30 minutes from two interstates.  Within 100 miles of Athens an estimated 7.6 million people live and work. more...



Welcome to the new director of Athens EDC
Lisa Denton, EDFP PCED
Executive Director


If you're looking for a great place to visit, call home, or do business in then you really should consider Athens, Texas.  Athens is blessed with beautiful country that provides our residents with opportunities for unlimited outdoor recreation.  Boating, fishing, water sports, and camping are just out our backdoor and our front door for that matter!   Athens continues to grow even in these tough economic times.   The City of Athens grew 12.5 % in the last ten years while Henderson County grew 7.2% since the 2000 U.S. Census.  Athens retail sales have increased the last two years showing that our economy is resilient and growing.  We are proud to call Athens home and we look forward to meeting you. 

If your business is looking to expand or relocate please let us know.  We want to help!  You can contact AEDC’s director, Lisa R. Denton, by telephone at (903) 675-4617 or by email at info@AthensTexasEDC.com.

What's New?

What's Happening at AEDC? - 09/15/2014

         Grant program to Target Beautification of West Athens... More »

Grant Program to Target Beautification of West Athens Corridor


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