Support Services

REDC can offer to individuals and businesses interested in relocating or developing in our community with the
following services:

  • Site Selection Assistance: Our EDC can help you identify suitable sites for residential or commercial development, ensuring that they align with your specific requirements and preferences.
  • Incentive Programs: We offer various incentive programs, including tax abatements, grants, and low-interest financing options, to help make your relocation or development project more affordable and feasible.
  • Business Support Services: Our EDC provides resources such as market research, demographic data, and workforce development assistance to help your business succeed in Rusk’s local market.
  • Permitting and Regulatory Guidance: We offer support in navigating the permitting and regulatory processes required for development projects, ensuring a smooth and efficient experience.
  • Networking Opportunities: Our EDC connects you with local business leaders, organizations, and government entities to help build a strong network and foster collaboration within the community.
  • Infrastructure and Utility Coordination: We assist in coordinating with local utility providers and addressing any infrastructure needs to facilitate seamless integration of your project into Rusk’s existing systems.
  • Customized Assistance: We understand that each individual or business has unique needs, and our EDC is committed to providing tailored support to ensure the successful realization of your goals in Rusk.

Rusk Chamber of Commerce was organized in 1939 with the commitment of advancing the long-term prosperity of Rusk and Cherokee County by sustaining and growing its business community.

In addition to strengthening Rusk’s business community, benefits of being a part of the Rusk Chamber of Commerce include:

  • Getting Connected
  • Building Credibility and Visibility
  • Marketing Opportunities on the Chamber website
  • Access to Professional Development Opportunities

Rusk, Cherokee County, is served by the Tyler Small Business Development Center in Tyler, Texas, which is part of the nationwide SBDC system, a partnership program with the U.S. Small Business Administration, that links federal, state, and local government resources to those of colleges, universities, and the private sector to meet small business needs.

Visit, or call 903-510-2975, to learn more about the Tyler SBDC’s services.

The City of Rusk’s website is a one-stop resource for residents and those businesses currently doing, or wanting to do, business in Rusk. Visit for more information about:

  • City News and Upcoming Events
  • Water and Sewer Utilities
  • Permitting, Zoning and Code Enforcement
  • Maps, Documents, and Forms