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Southeast Texas Region

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General Population

780,000 – nearly 3 percent of the state’s total population. This represented an increase of about 1 percent (or about 10,000 people) since the 2010 Census.

Key Features / Landmarks

3 Foreign Trade Zones

One of The World’s Largest Refining and Petrochemical Centers

Galveston Bay

Sabine Lake

Key Industries

Top 10 Industries by Location Quotient

Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing

Forestry and Logging

Pipeline Transportation

Wood Product Manufacturing

Chemical Manufacturing

Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction

Support Activities for Mining

Construction of Buildings

Justice, Public Order and Safety Activities

Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing

Key Benefits


Lamar University
Stephen F. Austin State University

Junior & Community Colleges

Angelina College
Lamar Institute of Technology
Lamar State College – Orange
Lamar State College – Port Arthur


Beaumont-Port Arthur is located along I-10, the southernmost cross-country interstate highway that stretches from Santa Monica, CA to Jacksonville, FL.

Jack Brooks Regional Airport

Area Overview

The Southeast region contains one metropolitan statistical area (MSA), the Beaumont-Port Arthur MSA and Beaumont in Jefferson County is the economic center of the region. Some of the world’s biggest companies operate in Beaumont-Port Arthur. Major business clusters in Beaumont-Port Arthur area include chemical and petroleum manufacturing, materials manufacturing and transportation. Major employers in Beaumont-Port Arthur include ENGlobal Corporation, ExxonMobil, Goodyear Tire & Rubber, Motiva Enterprises and Valero Refining Group.

How We Help

We know Texas!

For more than 30 years our team members have helped companies expand or relocate to Texas. Either through regional groups or individual cities in Texas, our team members have spent their careers helping businesses move to and grow in Texas. Now we have come together on behalf of our partners to help you connect with a Texas community best suited to help you grow your business. We’ll take the time to get to know you and your project and then we’ll help you find the communities that could be a good fit for you and your business.

Texas Is Calling

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.

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