Target Industries

There are four primary Target Industry Sectors for Yoakum.  In each case, there is a comparative advantage in Yoakum such as location, labor, or existing compatible industries.  
 
1.  INDUSTRIAL SERVICES

Yoakum is located on the geographic edge of the Eagle-Ford Shale play.

 Machine & tooling
 Equipment rental
 Storage (pipe and equipment)
 Oil service companies

 

 
2.  PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

Hochheim Prairie Insurance Company, a TxDOT District office, and several engineering service companies call Yoakum home.

 Engineering services
 Finance & insurance
 Information technology 

 

 
3.  HEALTH CARE

The Yoakum Community Hospital and Professional Building, two assisted living centers, a skilled nursing facility, and a locally owned fitness center provide foundational health care for area residents.

 Specialty medical care
 Health & wellness
 Long-term medical care

 

 
4.  SPECIALTY AGRICULTURE

A large concentration of meat processing companies provide employment opportunities for hundreds of residents.  A winery and an organic fertilizer company leverage the area's agricultural resources.

  Organic farms
 Specialty crops
 Locally-sourced food processing
 Wineries & microbreweries 
 Farmers markets