Pack it, Rack it, Sell it, and Ship it
Whether by land, air, or sea, Texas offers an impressive array of logistical and distribution channels to move goods around the country and the world. Our central position in the continent’s road and rail grid, many seaports, and a long border with Mexico all have helped Texas become a hub for international trade and the nation’s top exporting state for 17 consecutive years. Laredo’s five border crossings, including four vehicular bridges and one rail bridge, together represent the most economically important of 11 ports of entry along Texas’ 1,254-mile-long border with Mexico, America’s second-largest trading partner after China.
About This Industry
The strong logistics infrastructure, the increasing population, and increasing demand for logistics in the state drives the Texas market. Texas is equidistant from the east and west coasts and has 29 official ports of entry, making it an ideal base for companies that need national or international distribution of their products.
In 2018, Texas ports ranked second nationwide for total waterborne tonnage handled, moving nearly 569 million ton of cargo, including 414 million tons of international cargo and 155 million tons of domestic cargo.
Your Economic Guides to Texas
The Texas Economic Development Connection is a team of certified economic developers working in cooperation with governmental agencies, chambers of commerce, and Economic Development organizations across Texas to support small businesses ready to expand or relocate to the Lone Star State. We help companies identify opportunities in Texas cities and stand prepared to help them begin their journey to becoming a Texan.
Time to pack it up
It’s time to mount up and move out. Let our team get to know you and help guide you on your move or expansion into Texas. Register your project today with our team and let your trail drive to Texas begin.