Longview Area

An Established Metro Area With Impressive Economic Growth

Longview’s economic strengths include its work-ready talent force, strong infrastructure and abundant resources.

Longview’s business climate is exemplary, with a skilled work-ready labor force and expansive infrastructure. Downtown Longview, the original 100 acres of the city, offers an ideal location to expand or start your own business. With a unique mix of professional services, restaurants, retail and museums, Downtown Longview is the perfect place for the entrepreneur who appreciates authentic spaces and creative growth. Major businesses in Longview, like automotive manufacturer Dana Corporation and chemical manufacturer Eastman Chemical, prove this region’s diverse industry strengths.

Rankings

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#1 Best Place to Live in Gregg County (Longview)

Niche 2020
Eastman Lake

Cost of Living 7% Below National Average

Forbes 2018
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1.5% Job Growth

Forbes 2018

Longview Economic Strengths

Learn more about the economic strengths and business advantages that this metro area offers.

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  • Business Climate
  • Talent
  • Infrastructure
Business Climate
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A Healthy Business Climate That Continues To Grow

With a focus on agribusiness and manufacturing, this city has natural resources and business assets to support both small businesses and large corporations.

Major business clusters in the Longview area include agribusiness, energy, health services, logistics and transportation and manufacturing. Major employers in the Longview area include Dana Corporation, Eastman Chemical, Komatsu and Trinity Rail.

Talent
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Burgeoning Talent Fuels Companies

Longview’s two esteemed universities contribute to a strong talent pool within this region.

Higher education institutions include Kilgore College and LeTourneau University.

Infrastructure
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Strong Infrastructure for Logistics and Distribution

Located in East Texas, Longview provides access to major roadways for residents as well as logistics and distribution operations.

The I-20 highway provides transportation by car in the Longview area of East Texas, while East Texas Regional Airport offers efficient domestic air travel. Major Class I railroad carrier offer reliable transportation by rail. Longview is also home to Foreign Trade Zone No. 234 Gregg County.

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