East Texas Area of Economic Development

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East Texas Region for Business

East Texas is home to massive industrial sites, cutting-edge biomedical research parks and a highly skilled workforce.

Encompassing MSAs Longview, Texarkana and Tyler, in addition to the 12-county Texas Forest Country region, East Texas offers business advantages for manufacturing and distribution operations. The East Texas business climate is thriving more than ever, with a highly skilled and educated workforce that continues to grow. The region’s robust interstate infrastructure 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.

Regional Advantages

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