If you’re looking for a new location for a Southern distribution center and fulfillment center, look no further than Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas, a location that offers significant advantages for your logistics and distribution operations. Texas’ logistics infrastructure provides businesses with access to domestic and global supplies, facilities, and markets to facilitate supply chains and trade. Paired with a strategically located West Coast distribution center or warehouse, you can reach nearly 95 percent of the US population within two days.
Texas’ logistics infrastructure provides businesses with access to domestic and global supplies, facilities, and markets to facilitate supply chains and trade.
Texas’ unique logistical advantage
Texas has 29 official ports of entry that serve as critical gateways to global trade. It shares an international border and is logistically centered with multiple interstate intersections and railway networks, as well as large hub airports providing both cargo and passenger service, making the state a good destination for reshoring initiatives. The road freight transport segment is one of the major segments in Texas, driven due to the robust highway network in the state. Texas is also home to some of the major ports in the country, like Houston, Beaumont, and Corpus Christi, among others. Some other notable facts about the Lone Star state include:
- #1 among the 50 states in total lane miles and has 4 of the top 8 cities for lane mileage per capita.
- Top U.S. state for international trade
- From 2010-2018, metro Dallas-Fort Worth ranked 1st internationally in industrial space expansion, while Houston was second
- Over 10,000 freight routes criss-cross the state, which employs over 17,000 people (1 in 16 Texans work in the trucking industry)
- Texas moves 3.3 billion tons of freight per year and has 5 of the 30 largest ports by trade value
- 9.4% of America’s manufacturing activity happens in Texas
Texas is also a channel for international trade:
- Texas runs along the border with Mexico, America’s 2nd top trade partner. The state has gas and oil along with a flat, open prairie, making infrastructure building easier.
- After the Panama Canal expansion, Texas is better positioned for Asian trade, especially given the bottlenecks on West Coast ports.
The Texas freight and logistics market is expected to record a CAGR of 4% during the forecast period, 2022-2027. The market is driven by a strong logistics infrastructure, increasing population, and rising demand for logistics in Texas. During the past 10 years, 4 million people have been added to Texas. With such a substantial population growth, the state has seen increasing demands on logistics services. This growth is also helpful for continued economic development within the state as more opportunities for businesses and a growing labor force is present to meet that demand.
During the past 10 years, 4 million people have been added to Texas. With such a substantial population growth, the state has seen increasing demands on logistics services.
A top 5 state for doing business
Texas is consistently lauded for its business-friendly tax framework, particularly for new and small businesses. Texas does not have a personal income tax, and sole proprietorships, the state’s most common form of new business, are completely exempt from the franchise tax, its main business tax. Texas also offers:
- 1 of 5 states that does not levy any business tax, personal income tax or fee on sole proprietors
- Among the nation’s most generous asset protections
- The #5 state for doing business
- The fifth-lowest tax burden per capita
The Dallas-Fort Worth metro area offers a great quality of life
The Dallas-Fort Worth metro area offers an interesting mix of Texas pride and cosmopolitan offerings. According to U.S. News & World Report, The cowboy life still exists in Fort Worth, while Dallasites love the trendy local bars and numerous retail shops. And no matter which part of the Metroplex they call home, sports fans rally together behind their professional sports teams. Dallas-Fort Worth is one of the best places in America to live. Learn more about the Dallas-Fort Worth metro area
Learn more about the ITS Logistics Texas Location
Our Texas 3PL is strategically located in Dallas-Fort Worth. It offers the ideal location for a Southern distribution center and is the perfect complement to our West Coast distribution centers in Reno, NV and our Midwest distribution centers in Whitestown, IN. With 3.7 million square feet across all of our distribution facilities and a knowledgeable team of distribution, fulfillment and warehousing experts, we can offer you a unique nationwide solution that will help you grow your business. Give us a call to learn how we can help you with your supply chain needs today.
- CNBC, Top States for Doing Business
- Mordor Intelligence, TEXAS FREIGHT AND LOGISTICS MARKET
- Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts, Texas Supply Chain