The Garland Advantage

Texas Made Here

A rich manufacturing history has shaped Garland into a thriving metropolitan-area city where opportunities are made in the nation's most promising industries.

Partners in Growth

Garland is growing, and so are its businesses. The GEDP works with existing businesses to find new and innovative ways for them to thrive in Garland.

A Skilled Workforce

Garland’s workforce has specialized skills in healthcare, renewable technology, and wireless communications, as well as manufacturing.

The Connectivity Advantage

Through strategic partnerships, the GEDP connects businesses to vital resources locally, such as college partnerships, tax abatements and incentives.

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Kraft Foods

Kraft’s Garland plant opened in 1949 after Kraft purchased the property from Continental Motor Corporation in 1948. It includes more than 675,000 square feet and has seen the production of such food items as mustard, margarine, individual condiment packets, chocolate candies, caramels, marshmallows, brittle, and mayonnaise. Learn More

Atlas Copco

Atlas Copco is an industrial group with world-leading positions in compressors, expanders and air treatment systems, construction and mining equipment, power tools and assembly systems. With innovative products and services, Atlas Copco delivers solutions for sustainable productivity. Learn More


Plastipak has provided a ready supply of plastic containers for production lines of major household products. With $2.3 billion in revenues and 4,500 employees in North and South America and Europe, its invaluable, historic importance to the business community involves innovative thinking in packaging. Learn More

Donna Ditmars

At Kraft Garland we recognize our investment in the partnership as a primary way of keeping the community vital and growing.

Donna Ditmars
Plant Manager

Peter Salditt

Atlas Copco is vitally concerned about the environment, our employees, and the community where we are located.

Peter Salditt

Chad Powell

The Partnership was instrumental in bringing Plastipak to Garland in support of the packaging needs of its customers.

Chad Powell
Site Controller