Beaumont-Port Arthur Area

Business Climate

  • Major Business Clusters: Petroleum & Chemical Manufacturing, Manufacturing, Transportation
  • Major Employers: ENGlobal Corporation, ExxonMobil, Goodyear Tire & Rubber, Motiva Enterprises, Valero Refining Group

Metro Area/Talent

  • Region Population: 436,385

  • Workforce Population: 162,100

  • Higher Education: Lamar University


  • Interstate Highways: I-10

  • Airports: Southeast Texas Regional, Jack Brooks Regional Airport

  • Railroad Carriers (Class I): BNSF Railway, Kansas City Southern and Union Pacific Railroad
  • Seaport: Port of Beaumont, Port of Orange, Port Arthur
  • Foreign Trade Zones: Three - No. 115 Beaumont, No. 116 Port Author, No. 117 Orange

Counties and Quick Links

Metropolitan Area: Southeast Texas

Jefferson County: Beaumont

Other Counties: Hardin County, Newton County, Orange County

Sources: Metropolitan Areas, Office of the Governor Economic Development & Tourism, Texas Health and Human Services, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, Texas Workforce Commission