Business In Texas

As the ninth-largest economy among nations of the world, Texas is where today’s products are made and where tomorrow’s technologies are brought to life. Serving as a global hub for technology, and a magnet for innovation, Texas offers the framework businesses of all kinds need to grow and thrive.

— Adriana Cruz, Executive Director, Texas Economic Development & Tourism

Doing Business In TEXAS

Texas offers a strategic location, reasonable regulatory environment, affordable cost of living, and exceptional quality of life. (Photo: Shutterstock / JDRoss75)


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Big Spring Texas

From logistics and oil and gas to agriculture and renewable energy, Big Spring’s central West Texas location, access to I-20 and the Ports to Plains Corridor, available space, low tax base and access to a young and talented workforce, sets your business up for success.


Conroe EDC Texas

Located 40 miles north of Houston along I-45, Conroe, the county seat of Montgomery County, is one of the fastest-growing cities in the United States. Conroe’s modern, business-friendly atmosphere attracts a wide variety of industries ranging from tourism and dining to distribution, manufacturing, and professional services. Combined with the proximity to Houston’s amenities and gulf coast beaches, it’s no wonder that in Conroe, Texas, More is Made Here.


Gulf Inland Logistics Park Texas

Gulf Inland Logistics Park is a state-of-the-art manufacturing, warehousing, and distribution center for businesses of all sizes and trades. Located on over 1,350 greenfield acres of land just outside of Houston, Texas, Gulf Inland offers premier rail, road, and port access to meet diversified tenant needs. Sites for sale, lease and build-to-suit are available now.


Greater Waco Chamber

Waco’s future is bright. We continue to invest in ourselves with new downtown development, tremendous infrastructure improvements and a strong emphasis on neighborhoods and quality of life that everyone can enjoy.


Hamilton Texas

Immediate access to US 281 and SH 36 allows for a bustling community. Beautifully placed in the Edwards Plateau, where the hill country meets the rolling plains, Hamilton offers experiences and opportunities for everyone. With great schools, excellent healthcare, thriving businesses and a hardworking economic development team, the possibilities are endless.


Irving EDP Texas

Welcome home to Irving-Las Colinas, an international business hub in the heart of North TX. Irving-Las Colinas’ diverse economy supports 8,500 businesses, more than any other city in North Texas except Dallas. Irving-Las Colinas is one of the most rapidly growing regions in the U.S., with comparable cost for real estate and labor.



Laredo EDC Texas

Centered at the heart of the USMCA corridor, Port Laredo is the preferred port of entry meeting international trade demands with its strategically positioned location. Laredo is OPEN for Business!!!



Lubbock EDA Texas

With a connection to national and international markets, 12,000 graduates a year and an  affordable cost of living, leaders looking to take business to the next level are met with endless opportunities and means of collaboration in Lubbock.


Marble Falls EDC Texas

With pristine lakes and Hill Country charm, along with quality of life, Marble Falls offers a strong commercial climate for expanding, relocating or starting your business. The Marble Falls EDC offers corporate location feasibility studies, site selection tours and incentives, including façade improvement grants, low land costs in business parks and potential infrastructure grants.


TexAmericas Center, Texarkana

TexAmericas Center is the 5th ranked industrial park in the nation, and one of the largest mixed-use industrial parks in the Americas, bringing together an unmatched rural land resource of 12,000 acres and 3.5 million square feet of existing commercial and industrial space. TexAmericas Center offers 36 miles of rail, onsite storage, transload and 3PL services, interstate access, reliability and industrial capacity for all infrastructure, favorable costs and a business climate that encourages growth.


Texas EDC

Texas: Best State for Business. Pro-Business Economic Development Strategy | Reasonable Regulatory Environment | Ease and Cost of Doing Business | No State Income Tax | Skilled, Diverse Workforce | Tier 1 Universities | Sophisticated Transportation Infrastructure | Affordable, Available Land.


Tomball EDC Texas

Tomball is a dynamic business community, located just minutes from downtown Houston, the George Bush Intercontinental Airport and the Port of Houston.


Let's Texas, Travel Texas

The mission of Travel Texas is to market and promote the state of Texas—across the country and the world—as a premier travel destination in domestic and international markets, generating travel to Texas destinations.



#1 Best Business Climate2023 State Rankings
#1 Semiconductors2023 State Rankings
#2 Food Processing2023 State Rankings
#2 Cybersecurity2023 State Rankings
#3 Aerospace/Defense2023 State Rankings
#1 Life Sciences Growth: Austin2023 Metro Rankings
#1 Fastest Growing Cities (Over 50K Pop.): Georgetown2023 Metro Rankings
#2 Industrial Parks: Cedar Port Industrial Park (Baytown)2023 Metro Rankings
#3 Industrial Parks: TexAmericas Center (Bowie County) 2023 Metro Rankings
Top 5 Corporate Headquarters: Dallas/Irving/Plano2023 Metro Rankings

From the July / August 2023 issue of Business Facilities


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