Palacios Economic Development
Palacios, Texas is located on the mid-coastal region of the Gulf Coast in Matagorda County. Palacios Economic Development Corporation (PEDC) is actively pursuing development in several sectors.
Nature-based tourism, such as birding, is another aspect of the tourism sector that has potential for development in Palacios. Palacios is home to the largest number of migratory birds in the nation, as noted by the annual Mad Island-Matagorda Bay Christmas Bird Count that has consistently shown the area to have the most diverse bird population count in the nation for several years.
There is also historic significance of the location from the early Gulf Coast exploration by Robert de La Salle and the discovery of his sunken ship, La Belle, in the Matagorda Bay. Additionally, the cultural history of several diverse groups also provide opportunity for developing authentic cultural tourism activities.
The community of Palacios, PEDC, City of Palacios and the Port of Palacios have all been working on a waterfront development project that includes a pavilion, a hotel and a tourism destination business.