Beaumont is part of the "Golden Triangle" petrochemical and industrial complex. The petrochemical industry is Beaumont's primary economic sector. Rice processing and shipbuilding are significant economic elements for the region. In addition, federal, state and local prisons provide a large number of jobs.
Beaumont's leading job providing segments are healthcare, educational services, construction, accommodation and food services, chemicals, professional, scientific and technical services; and the government. Management, professional and related occupations comprise about 29% of the labor force. Approximately 21% of the labor force is employed in sales and office occupations.
Beaumont's major employers:
- Cai, LP
- Exxon Mobil Oil Corporation
- Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital
- Baptists Hospitals of Southeast Texas
- Memorial Hermann Baptist Hospital
- Beaumont Independent School District
- City of Beaumont
- Lamar University
- Jefferson County
- ENGlobal Corporation
- West Corp
- Goodyear Tire & Rubber
- Brock Specialty Services, LTD
- Federal Prison Industries
- Ohmstede LTD
- Helena Laboratories Corporation
- Texas Department of Transportation
- United States Postal Service
Some of the most popular jobs in Beaumont where the majority of the workers are college graduates are registered nurses, teachers, wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives, mechanical engineers, chemical engineers, industrial engineers, pharmacists and computer systems analysts.
Details about Beaumont, Texas: Cost of living index in 2008: 79.5 (U.S. average: 100). Average earnings in 2009: $30,000. Adult population that has earned a bachelor's degree or better: 22%.
Local businesses are invited to collaborate with organizations such as:
- Greater Beaumont Chamber of Commerce
- Texas Economic Development Council
- Texas Association of Manufacturers
- Small Business Administration - Texas
Those interested in local business and industry activities may want to read the Beaumont Enterprise.