Doing Business

Sherman, Texas is a city of 40,000 plus residents situated in north Texas, approximately 40 miles north and a part of the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex. The city is located in Grayson County adjacent to Lake Texoma, a large recreational reservoir serving the region’s residents, businesses and attracting visitors from throughout the country. Sherman is the largest city within the tri-county area and a primary city for business, retail, government and  professional services for the Sherman-Denison metropolitan area (pop.122,000) and the entire Texoma region encompassing parts of Texas and Oklahoma.


Sherman has a long history of supporting major industry. The city is host to operations for global leaders Texas Instruments,  Tyson Foods, Inc., Emerson/Fisher Controls, Eaton, Finisar, GlobiTech, Sunny Delight Beverages, CertainTeed Saint-Gobain, Modular Power Solutions, Progress Rail Services a Caterpillar Company, Kaiser Aluminum, Consolidated Container Company, ALPLA, ActiTech and many other companies.



Sherman, Texas is along the US 75 (Central Expressway) growth corridor and served by major east-west highway US 82.



Business Franchise Tax

Texas has a Business Franchise Tax of approximately 1%, for more information:

Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts

State Income Tax

Texas does not impose a personal income tax.

Property Tax

Real Estate Taxes:

per $100 value

City of Sherman


Grayson County


Sherman Independent School District


Grayson College




Sales and Use Tax Rates


Inventory Tax Rates

The Freeport Tax Exemption has been adopted by the City of Sherman, Grayson County, Grayson College and Sherman ISD (Quadruple Freeport) that eliminates property tax on inventory for qualifying goods shipped within and outside of the state within 175 days.


Utility Rates

Electricity – Retail sales of electricity are deregulated allowing customers to contract for service and rates that meet their usage profile. A website has been established to assist customers (residential and commercial) to view providers and rates. For more information please view Also, there are firms that can assist with accessing the best rates for their needs.

Texas electric power infrastructure (lines, substations, etc.) remains regulated and is owned and managed by Oncor Electric Delivery in the Sherman area.


Average cost for industrial users:



Natural Gas – All natural gas requirements can be met. For more information, visit Atmos Energy or call 800-460-3030.


Average cost per MM BTU:

Approx. $3.64 per MCF


Water/Sewer – Sherman can meet your requirements through its available abundant water supply.

Water Rates

Monthly Base Charges (based on meter size):

5/8 or 3/4”


















Water Usage

Consumption Charges:

First 1,500 gallons

Included in min. charge

All over 1,500 gallons

$3.27 per 1,000 gallons


Sewer Rates Commercial



First 1,500 gallons

$8.19 minimum per month

All over 1,500 gallons

$3.48 per 1,000 gallons


Industrial Surcharge



BOD (1 unit BOD per 1,000 gallons)


TSS (1 unit TSS per 1,000 gallons)



For additional information, please visit the City of Sherman’s rates and fees page.

For commercial waste rates, please visit the City of Sherman’s solid waste and recycling page.

City & County Contacts

The City of Sherman and Grayson County have developer-friendly staff ready to serve you with your business needs.

Successful Deals

Sherman Economic Development Corporation is focused on providing excellent customer service to achieve strategic growth in the primary employment sector, specifically in companies with statewide, national and global markets. Sherman Economic Development Corporation stands ready to assist companies, commercial real estate professionals and site location consultants with up-to-date information about the market.

2017 Projects





Epitaxial process for silicon wafers, facility improvements, new equipment, job creation


12 jobs

Synergy Windows & Doors

Windows and doors manufacturer, job creation


18 jobs

CertainTeed Corporation

Insulation manufacturer, job creation


10 jobs

Eaton B-Line

Electrical enclosures and cable tray systems manufacturer, facility improvements, new equipment



Equipment manufacturer, job creation

30 jobs


Craft brewery, facility improvements, new equipment


TOTAL 2017

$11,273,500 investments

70 jobs

2016 Projects




J.P. Hart Lumber Co.

Lumber and building materials distribution center


37 Jobs

Anutak Products, Inc.

Flexible ducts for air conditioning and heating systems


11 jobs

Ball, DPF

Renovations of a newly purchased tank farm


1 Job

Total 2016


49 jobs

2015 Projects




903 Brewers

Craft Brewery, new manufacturing equipment


Metallenium Iron Works

Fabrication and rebuilding


10 Jobs

Commissary Express, Inc.

Distribution to Institutional Commissaries, relocation


10 Jobs

Panda Sherman Power II

Power plant construction


8 Jobs

Christmas Designers

Christmas lights, equipment and holiday displays – relocation, renovation and equipment


3 Jobs

Kaiser Aluminum

Fabricated aluminum products – expand facility and production


10 Jobs

Total 2015


41 Jobs

2014 Projects




Renew Blue

Plastics recycling industry


104 Jobs

Barrett Hospitality, LLC

Downtown Restaurant


Kaiser Aluminum

Fabricated aluminum products, new equipment


7 Jobs

903 Brewers

Craft Brewery, new manufacturing equipment


5 Jobs


Vinyl film division, new equipment



Expitaxial process for silicon wafers, new equipment


20 Jobs

Direct Connect

Call center to support debit/credit card industry

150 Jobs

Emerson / Fisher

Equipment manufacturer, expand facility & production


22 Jobs

Total 2014


308 Jobs