Area Overview

Post is the county seat of Garza County and is located approximately 40 miles southeast of Lubbock. A city of approximately 4,000 residents in the County of about 7,000, Post is located on the crossroads of several heavily traveled highways bridging northwest Texas with larger metropolitan areas such as Amarillo, Abilene, and Dallas/Fort Worth:

  • Texas State Highway (Hwy) 84 connecting the Amarillo/Lubbock areas to I-20 for Abilene and beyond;
  • Hwy 380 connecting Hobbs, NM/Tahoka to Fort Worth and Dallas;
  • Hwy 207 connecting Post to the Ralls/Floydada areas; and,
  • Hwy 651 connecting Post to Spur and beyond.

Significant Post/Garza County highlights

  • Three water supply sources
  • Vibrant downtown businesses
  • Major oil production and support service companies
  • Extensive cotton production
  • Large ranching interests
  • $50 million in new facilities for the Post Independent School District completed in 2017
  • Supports staff for 1,800 bed prison and separate juvenile detention facility
  • Two strongly supported museums
  • Sustains McDonalds, Sonic, Subway, Pizza Hut and several local restaurants
  • Significant recreational and residential traffic for Lake Alan Henry
  • Reopened and re-energized Old Mill Trade Days

Post Economic Development Corporation

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The Post Economic Development Corporation (PEDC) is a not-for-profit organization constituted in 1984 under section 501 (c) 3 of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code. The PEDC was formed to support, promote, encourage, and facilitate endeavors that stimulate and encourage economic development in Post and Garza County, including for such purposes the making of distributions to organizations that qualify as exempt organizations under section 501 (c) 3 of the Internal Revenue Code in the form of sub-grants.
Originally organized to manage the mill property donated to the community by the closing of the Postex Plant of Burlington Industries, the PEDC focused on providing affordable housing to the community in light of the opening of a prison facility in Post that brought more than 350 new jobs to the area. The majority of the original mill property as well as the homes the PEDC acquired have been sold with proceeds going to pay off the loan used to purchase and move houses to Post.
Organizational Context:
While the Post Area Chamber of Commerce provides support to existing businesses, the Post Economic Development Corporation is in place to assist with the practicalities of increasing the output of an existing business and recruiting new business (including new housing development) into the Post and greater Garza County area.
Currently, the PEDC is focused on assisting and promoting business development and retention in Post and Garza County while actively exploring options for the remaining portion of the mill property (approximately 40 acres within the City of Post) still owned by the PEDC.
The residents, visitors, and established businesses of Post and Garza County will benefit from the myriad undertakings of the PEDC in numerous ways. The PEDC will promote local museums, the Post downtown area, schools, the lake, and all other attractions that make Post and Garza County special.

PEDC Property Listings

January 18, 2018

  • AB 775 BLK 55 SEC 1236 (Old Mill Site) 39.983 acres
  • LTS 9, 10, and 11, BLK 132 OT POST (vacant lot on South F Street between 5th & 6th Streets) 0.275 acres
  • LTS 12, 13, and 14, BLK 132 OT POST (vacant lots on South F Street adjacent to #3, above) 0.275 acres
  • 210 S. Ave. E, LOT 5 BLK 2 UNPLATTED (Mill Village Addition) 0.201 acres
  • 212 S. Ave. E, LOT 6 BLK 2 UNPLATTED (Mill Village Addition) 0.201 acres
  • 306 S. Ave F, LOT 1 BLK 8 UNPLATTED (Mill Village Addition) – to alley behind existing home 0.068 acres
  • 305 S. Ave E, LOT 2, BLK 8 UNPLATTED (vacant lot behind 308 S. Ave F in Mill Village Addition) 0.653 acres
  • 303 S. Ave E, LOT 3 BLK 8 UNPLATTED (Mill Village Addition) 0.244 acres
  • 301 S. Ave E, LOT 4 BLK 8 UNPLATTED (Mill Village Addition) 0.244 acres