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Transportation & Logistics

Whether by land, air or sea, Houston offers an impressive array of logistical and distribution channels to move goods around the country and the world. Because Houston is equidistant from the east and west coasts and just hours by air from any metro in the country, the region serves as an ideal base for companies that need national distribution of their products. Houston is also home to the No. 1 foreign trading port in the U.S. by tonnage and the largest container port on the Gulf Coast making this a capital of global trade. 


Business Climate

The region's extensive highway system is well-integrated with the Houston Airport System, four deep water seaports and the mainline railroads serving the city. Houston is at the crossroads of Interstate Highways 10, 45 and 69. I-69 is known as the "NAFTA superhighway" that will link Canada, the U.S. industrial Midwest, Texas and Mexico once complete. 

800 Miles

Rail Lines


Direct Flights from Houston


Class 1 Railways 


International Airports 

Companies that locate in Houston can reach almost 50 percent of the U.S. population within a 1,000-mile radius.

Notable Employers
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$194.3 billion

Houston total trade valued $194.3 billion in '20, ranking it 6th


Houston's foreign air cargo totaled 126,938.0 metric tons in '20

$255.9 billion

Houston seaports handled $255.9 billion in shipments in '23

Manufacturing & Logistics Committee

The Greater Houston Partnership's Manufacturing & Logistics Committee works to spur and support the regional growth and development of Houston's manufacturing and logistics industry sectors and to boost the region’s competitiveness as a global hub.

Working closely with the Partnership's economic development team, the Manufacturing & Logistics Committee provides business intelligence, business recruitment assistance, marketing and outreach activities for members.

Contact Valerie Mathieu to learn more.

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Need more information about Houston's Transportation and Logistics industries and infrastructure? Your dedicated team member can help:

  • Assist in site selection analysis
  • Assist in evaluating and applying for incentives
  • Aid in the permitting process
  • Provide data on key business facilities
  • Facilitate and foster key introductions
Valerie Mathieu
Sr. Director
Economic Development
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