Welcome to Palacios, Texas.

  • Business Development Opportunities and Incentives
  • Opportunities for Growth & Expansion
  • Film Friendly Community





Improving Our Community

Façade Improvements

We offer businesses the opportunity to protect, preserve and enhance storefronts within the Palacios city limits.

Community Pavilion

The new Pavilion was built in 2018, it is an octagonal, elevated 3,619 square foot ADA structure reminiscent of the historic pavilion including a cupola. This multi-use facility is available for public use including educational programs, community gatherings, event, private functions, school tours and other programs. This site is complimented by parking, ADA ramps, a wetland exhibit, walks, plazas and of course a stunning view of the bay. Please contact the City of Palacios at 361-972-3605 for additional information.

Film Friendly Location

Palacios, Bay City, and Matagorda County all have developed the process, system, and regulations necessary for completing as a film location and are Film Friendly Certified.


Palacios has potential to become a favorite weekend destination for outdoor enthusiasts and adventure seekers.


PEDC and the city council are actively seeking investors in construction and improvements in the South Bay marina.

Waterfront Development

Waterfront Development plans include a midsize hotel, and increased downtown amenities.

Although it is known for being the “Shrimp Capital of Texas,” the quaint resort town of Palacios, Texas remains somewhat of a hidden gem on the Texas coast. The attractive coastline is bounded by a lighted seawall and picturesque parks system featuring three massive fishing piers. Modern boat launch sites allow free access to the beautiful Tres Palacios and Matagorda Bays for commercial fishing and recreation. For nature lovers, Palacios offers unique bird watching opportunities – leading the annual Audubon bird count each year, which is no small feat. Our friendly citizens and laid-back pace of life offer a respite from big-city life, while still within easy driving distance of several cities. Palacios is ideally situated about halfway between Houston and Corpus Christi and is also within easy reach of Victoria, San Antonio and Austin.

Because of all of these factors, Palacios is uniquely suited to develop in several sectors: Tourism, Film Industry, Shrimping & Commercial Fishing, and Light Industrial.

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