We are focused on achieving continual economic growth for our residents and businesses. Located just 40 miles South of Dallas, Rice offers economical opportunities for businesses and families to grow.
- Our land availability and location provides potential for exponential growth and development.
- Our population supports a diverse workforce that includes skilled labor, certified service providers, developers, and small business owners.
- Rice ISD is an A-rated school district serving 960+ students from Pre-K to 12th grade.
Rice offers the charm of a small town with the convenience of a sprawling suburb.
With larger cities like Ennis and Corsicana only 15 minutes away on I-45, Waxahachie 30 minutes away on HWY 287, and Dallas less than an hour North – shopping, restaurants, and entertainment are all easily accessible.
The Rice EDC is committed to attracting and strengthening local business enterprise, providing products and services for our citizens, encouraging job creation, and promoting and facilitating a cohesive commercial and residential development plan.
Rice is perfectly positioned along the Dallas/Ft. Worth – Houston corridor.
Rice is a short drive down I-45, South of Dallas, in Navarro County. It is located between two, rapidly growing neighbors. Corsicana, the county seat, is 15 minutes to the South; and Ennis (Ellis County) is just to the North.
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