2.9 million – 4 percent of the state’s total population. This is an increase of 4.1 percent (more than 45,000 people) since the 2010 Census. An estimated 20 percent of the region’s population is concentrated in the Tyler MSA, which also represents slightly less than 1 percent of the state’s population.
Key Features / Landmarks
Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center
East Texas Arboretum & Botanical Society
World Famous First Mondy Trade Days
East Texas Oil Musem
Texas Country Music Hall of Fame
Southwest Dairy Museum and Learning Center
Red River Army Depot
Wonderland of Lights
10 State Parks
Top 10 Industries by Location Quotient
Support Activities for Mining
Oil and Gas Extraction
Wood Product Manufacturing
Forestry and Logging
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
Animal Production and Aquaculture
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing
East Texas Baptist University
Jarvis Christian College
Texas A&M University – Texarkana
The University of Texas at Tyler
Junior & Community Colleges
Northeast Texas Community College
Paris Junior College
Texas State Technical College – Marshall
Trinity Valley Community College
Tyler Junior College
Health Science Schools
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler
East Texas Reginal Airport
Texarkana Regional Airport
Tyler Pounds Regional Airport
The Upper East region includes three metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs): the Longview MSA, the Texarkana MSA, and the Tyler MSA. The economic core of the Upper East region is the city of Tyler (Smith County). The region is home to massive industrial sites, cutting-edge biomedical research parks, and a highly-skilled workforce. The region offers business advantages for manufacturing and distribution operations with a robust interstate infrastructure that provides access to Mexico and Canada, as well as East and West Coast destinations. Several Class 1 Rail Operators have major nodes in the region, providing access to key ports and distribution centers.
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