Ports & FTZs: Expand The Reach Of Commerce

Support from federal and local governments has allowed ports across the United States to increase its import and export capabilities. 

AllianceTexas And FTZ #196 Connect Companies Globally

AllianceTexas is a regional success story that has transformed the North Texas economy and connected the area to global industry. Led by Hillwood’s development of the now 27,000-acre master-planned AllianceTexas, which launched with Perot Field Fort Worth Alliance Airport in 1989, spurs regional growth, innovation, employment, and business opportunity.

Ports and Foreign Trade Zones
Foreign Trade Zone #196 at AllianceTexas spans 96,000 acres. (Photo: Hillwood)

AllianceTexas is home to over 560 companies with over 55 million square feet developed to date. AllianceTexas features nearly four million square feet of shopping, dining, health, medical, and entertainment options seamlessly integrated with a variety of living and community options throughout the development. Since its inception, AllianceTexas has generated an estimated $111 billion in economic impact for the North Texas region.

Centrally located in the U.S. and seamlessly connected by road, rail, and air, some of the most technically advanced industrial operations in the world are located at AllianceTexas. Businesses here have access to built-in incentive programs that include Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) #196 and Triple Freeport Tax Exemption.

Spanning 9,600 acres, Foreign Trade Zone #196 at AllianceTexas provides a direct benefit to nearby distribution and manufacturing companies to optimize their supply chain management by delivering duty and tax benefits and consultation services that are not available through any other mechanism. The AllianceTexas FTZ program continues to be a foundational pillar in the region’s economic vitality and the State of Texas.

AllianceTexas’ FTZ #196 delivers duty and tax benefits and consultation services that are unavailable through any other mechanism to facilitate better supply-chain management, reducing costs and streamlining customs clearance. Hillwood provides free consultation to AllianceTexas customers, guiding them through the FTZ process from education to savings evaluation to implementation. Furthermore, all three taxing entities—city, county, and school district—have enacted the Freeport Tax Exemption on all eligible inventory. This exemption applies to inventory forwarded out of Texas within 175 days of the date acquired or brought into the state.

Companies located in the AllianceTexas area can utilize a robust logistics infrastructure that creates supply chain efficiencies and an optimal business environment.

  • Perot Field Fort Worth Alliance Airport, 20th in U.S. cargo operations
  • BNSF Alliance Intermodal Facility
  • Amazon Regional Air Hub
  • FedEx Southwest Regional Sort Hub
  • UPS Ground Sort Hub
  • The AllianceTexas Mobility Innovation Zone
  • Two Class I rail lines (BNSF and Union Pacific)
  • 162 miles of roadways: I-35W, SH-114, SH-170, FM-156
  • Interstate Highway 35W from Mexico to Canada

Visit www.alliancetexasftz.com for more information.

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