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One of the largest rural industrial centers in the Americas, TexAmericas Center brings together an unmatched land resource of nearly 12,000 acres as well as 3MSF of office, manufacturing, warehousing and storage space. TexAmericas Center, just west of Texarkana, Texas, offers rail and interstate transportation, abundant natural and human resources,  adaptable infrastructure and a climate and culture that understands, appreciates and encourages business growth.

 

Demographic Overview
Demographic Overview 25 Miles 40 Miles 60 Miles
Total Population (2012) 150,752 224,980  418,354
Average Household Size (2012) 2.46 2.50 2.52
Median Age (2012) 38 years 39 Years  39 Years
Owner-Occupied Homes (2012) 57.8% 60.1% 59.5% 
Total Housing Units (2012) 65,272 98,789 189,318 
Source: U.S. Census Bureau (www.census.gov/) 2010 Summary File 1, ESRI Forcasts for 2012 and 2017. 

 

Education & Training
4-Year Universities and Colleges (within 50 miles)
Institution Location Distance Enrollment Public/ Private
Texas A&M University, Texarkana Texarkana, TX 19.9 miles 1,995 Public
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (www.nces.ed.gov); Texas A&M University (www.tamut.edu/); University of Arkansas Community College at Hope; University of Arkansas Community College at Hope, Texarkana (www.uacch.edu/?p=4659); 2012 Data; as of January 2013

 

2-Year Colleges (within 50 miles)
Institution Location Distance  Enrollment Public/ Private
Texarkana College Texarkana, TX 19.7 miles 4,111 Public
Texarkana College TexAmericas Center Campus New Boston, TX N/A N/A Public
Northeast Texas Community College Mount Pleasant, TX 38.0 miles 3,360 Public
University of Arkansas Community College at Hope Hope, AR 50 miles 1,496 Public
University of Arkansas Community College at Hope, Texarkana Texarkana, AR 34 miles 157 Public
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (www.nces.ed.gov); Texarkana College (www.texarkanacollege.edu), Texarkana College TexAmericas Center Campus (http://www.texarkanacollege.edu/texamericas-center/, Northeast Texas Community College (www.ntcc.edu/), 2012 Data; as December 2012

 

Vocational Training (within 50 miles)
Provider Location Distance Programs
Texarkana College
(903) 823-3456
Texarkana, TX 20.7 miles

Workforce Education Division offers certification for the following:

Southern Arkansas University, Texarkana Airframe & Powerplant School at Texarkana Regional Airport (870) 574-4593 Texarkana, AR 22.1 miles The Aviation Maintenance Technician school of SAU Tech is designed to provide up to date, intensive training for this very rewarding occupational field. Federal Aviation Administration certification process is underway for this new facility. Once certified under Federal Aviation Regulations, successful completion of this school program will satisfy the training and experience requirements of the FAA for airframe and/or powerplant certificate ratings.
Source: Texarkana College (www.texarkanacollege.edu/); Southern Arkansas University Texarkana Airframe & Powerplant school at Texarkana Regional Airport (http://txkairport.com/AP_school.php), Texarkana Workforce Commission List of Training Providers (https://services.twc.state.tx.us/PROVIDERCERT/dispatcher?link=HREF&pageid=PUBLIC_SWL); as of November 2013

 

Labor Force & Unemployment

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Labor Force and Unemployment


4th Quarter 2012

Total
Labor Force

Number
Unemployed

Unemployment
Rate

- Bowie County, TX

46,883

2,829

6.0%

- Miller County, AR

21,500

1,400

6.5%

2011 Avg. Annual

 

 

 

- Bowie County, TX

45,616

3,512

7.7%

- Miller County, AR

20,875

1,475

4.0%

20010 Avg. Annual

 

 

 

- Bowie County, TX

45,678

3,750

8.2%

- Miller County,, AR

20,225

1,150

5.7%

Source: Texas Workforce Commission, LMID Tracer (www.twc.state.tx.us/); Arkansas Department of Work Services, LMID (www.discoverarkansas.net/), Data, as of January 2013

Tax Profile- Bowie County
Tax Profile–Bowie County
Tax Basis Rate (2012) Agency/Phone
Property Assessment rate is based on true, actual, or market value per $100 value.   Bowie Central Appraisal District Texarkana, TX | (903)628-6730
    0.3262 Bowie County
    0.4599 City of DeKalb
    0.666593 City of Hooks
    0.030139 City of Leary
    0.36527 City of Maud
    0.587472 City of Nash
    0.279614 City of New Boston
    0.11 City of Red Lick
    0.188931 City of Redwater
    0.669293 City of Texarkana
    0.355248 City of Wake Village
    1.17 DeKalb Independent School District
    1.26 Hooks Independent School District
    1.04 Hubbard Independent School District
    1.04 Leary Independent School District
    1.29622 Liberty-Eylau Independent School District
    1.1057 Malta Independent School District
    1.2125 Maud Independent School District
    1.424 New Boston Independent School District
    1.44 Pleasant Grove Independent School Dist.
    1.184262 Red Lick Independent School District
    1.2889 Redwater Independent School District
    1.095 Simms Independent School District
    1.339 Texarkana Independent School District
Source: Bowie County Tax Assessor-Collector (www.co.bowie.tx.us/default.aspx?Bowie_County/County.Assessor.Collector); Bowie Central Appraisal District (www.bowieappraisal.com); State of Texas Comptroller (www.window.state.tx.us), as of February 2013

 

Employment by Sector
Employment by Sector – 2012
Industry Sector Bowie County TX # Estab. Bowie County  TX # Employed Miller County, AR # Estab. Miller County, AR # Employed
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing 68 313 33 97
Natural Resources and Mining 3 6 5 26
Construction 258 1,812 131 1,238
Manufacturing 148 3,643 50 1,225
Wholesale 202 2,128 73 2,601
Retail 870 11,871 331 2,597
Transportation, Warehousing, Utilities 123 1,662 62 942
Information 39 514 13 187
Finance, Insurance, Real Estate 496 3,510 127 786
Business and Professional Services 863 4,510 263 1,609
Education and Health Care Services 559 12,703 190 3,311
Non-classified 62 177 22 59
Total All Private Sector 3,629 42,849 1,300 14,678
Total Government and Nonprofit 438 5,273 199 1,551
TOTAL ALL INDUSTRIES 4,129 48,122 1,499 16,229
Source: Claritas 2-Digit Business Facts, 2012 Data; as of January 2013

 

 

Conference Facilities

 

Conference Facilities (partial list)
Name/Phone Features/Amenities
Clarion Hotel LaCrosse
(866) 201-2798
  • 5 Meeting rooms & reception areas: Millwood Room, Patman Room, Stateline Room, Conference Room & Terrace.
  • 3,648 sq ft of overall meeting & Reception Space
  • Sales & Meeting Professionals on Site
  • Largest room capacity ballroom (Stateline, Patman, Millwood): 180 Reception style
  • Largest room measurements ballroom (Stateline, Patman, Millwood): 2,400 square feet - Room size: 40' x 60'
Comfort Suites
(903) 223-0951
Facilities:
  • 2 Meeting rooms (25'x28' and 10'x11')
  • High Speed Internet
  • Wi-Fi
  • Classroom seating: 48
  • Theater seating: 74
  • Banquet seating: 58
  • Conference/Board room seating: 18
Fairfield Inn & Suites
(903) 838-1000
  • Business meetings & services
  • Free Wi-Fi access and Fax service, featuring free incoming faxes
  • Discount rates for groups booking 10 or more rooms
  • 12 person meeting room
  • Lodging for business training groups, seminars, or any other event
Hilton Garden Inn
(903) 792-1065
  • Meeting rooms as large as 10,000 square feet
  • Accommodates 90 to 1,300+ people
  • 8 person board room
  • On-site catering and bar services
  • The latest audio-visual equipment
Holiday Inn Express Texarkana
(903) 223-0008
Facilities:
  • Meeting rooms: 1
  • Meeting space: 675 square feet
  • Room capacity: 50
  • Room measurement: 12 ft. high, 28 ft long, 24 ft wide
Equipment:
  • Cable  modem
  • DVD player
  • Digital projector
  • LCD projector
  • Flip chart and markers
  • Lectern
  • Microphone
  • Modem lines
  • Overhead projector
  • VCR
  • Whiteboard
Ramada Texarkana
(903) 792-3366
Meeting space and a business center are available
Special Events on the Boulevard
(903) 794-2101
10,000 square feet meeting space and conference room
Texarkana Convention Center
(903) 792-1065

Facility features:

  • More than 25,000 square feet of total space, including function space at the adjoining Hilton Garden Inn
  • 12,000 square foot ballroom
  • 5,600 square foot outdoor patio
  • Ability to host up to 1,500 for trade shows
  • Covention Services Manager dedicated to your event
  • 154 room at adjoining Hilton Garden Inn
  • Hilton Garden Inn full service restaurant

Corporate functions:

  • Training sessions
  • Local meetings
  • Regional meetings/conferences
  • Seminars
  • Company parties
  • Trade shows
Truman Arnold Student Center - Texarkana College
(903) 823-3374
The Truman Arnold Student Center can accommodate groups from 10 to 300. Versatile meeting and conference facilities offer flexibility for classroom style breakout sessions. Full catering services and audio-visual equipment are available onsite.

Courtyard Marriott Texarkana
(903) 334-7400

  • 660 Sq. Ft. Meeting space
  • On site Bistro with Starbucks Coffee
  • Wireless Internet
  • Audio-Visual Equipment
  • Business Center
  • Catering Services
  • Discount Rate for Group Blocks

Hampton Inn & Suites
(903) 832-3499

  • 552 Sq. Ft. Meeting Space
  • Boardroom Seating 8 Guests
  • Wireless Internet
  • Audio-Visual Equipment
  • Business Center
  • Catering Services
  • Discount Rate for Group Blocks
Source: Clarion Hotel Lacrosse (www.lacrosse-hotel.com); Comfort Suites (www.comfortsuites.com/hotel-texarkana-texas-TX568/); Fairfield Inn & Suites (www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/txkfi-fairfield-inn-and-suites-texarkana/); Hilton Garden Inn (http://hiltongardeninn3.hilton.com); Holiday Inn Express (www.hiexpress.com/hotels/us/en/texarkana/txkgn/hoteldetail/events-facilities); Ramada Texarkana (www.ramada.com/hotels/texas/texarkana/ramada-texarkana/hotel-overview?hotel_id=22983) Special Events (www.specialeventstxk.com/); Texarkana Convention Center (www.texarkanaconventioncenter.com/); Truman Arnold Student Center – Texarkana College (www.texarkanacollege.edu), as of January 2013 ; Courtyard Marriott Texarkana (http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/txkcy-courtyard-texarkana/) ; Hampton Inn & Suites (http://hamptoninn3.hilton.com/en/hotels/texas/hampton-inn-and-suites-texarkana-TKATXHX/index.html)

 

Quality of Life
Culture / Sports / Recreation
Theatre and Fine Arts Description
Texarkana Museums System
(903) 793-4831
Museum of Regional History
219 State Line Avenue Texarkana’s first and oldest museum houses a variety of historical collections depicting the history of the region from the time of the Caddo through the founding of Texarkana and beyond.
  Discovery Place Children’s Museum
215 Pine Street | 903-793-4831 Interactive children's museum features science and history related exhibits geared for kindergarten-6th grade audiences.
  Draughon-Moore Ace of Clubs House
420 Pine Street | 903-793-4831 This 1885 Italianate Victorian home is a National Register property and a Recorded Texas Historical Landmark. Built in the shape of a club, with three octagonal wings and a rectangular wing, this house is considered one of the most unique in the country.
 

The Patrick J. Ahern House
403 Laurel Street | 903-793-4831

The Ahern house was designed in the Classical Revival style by the Burdsal Company based on a floor plan designed by Mr. and Mrs. Ahern. The first floor consists of a central hall, music room, parlor, library, dining room, kitchen, butler's pantry, and powder room. The second floor consists of four bed rooms, two baths, a nurse's room, and a sleeping porch.

Texarkana Symphony Orchestra
(870) 773-3401
The Texarkana Symphony Orchestra (TSO) is the only fully professional, 501(c)(3) performing arts organization dedicated to ensuring that the world’s great symphonic compositions are performed, heard, felt, understood, appreciated, valued, and expected in the Texarkana area.
The Oaklawn Opry
(903) 838-3333
For over twenty years the Oaklawn Opry has provided good, wholesome, family style musical entertainment for the Texarkana area. The weekly show features local and regional singers performing classic traditional style country music as well as other music genre with a live band.
TRAHC & Regional Arts Center
(903) 792-8681

TRAHC is a people-building and community-building organization – a leadership organization of arts and ideas that works to create an energized, creative, connected community.

Sports Venues and Organizations Description
New Haven Golf Course
(870) 771-5771 (23.1 miles)
Private – 18 holes, 6,227 yards
Northridge Country Club
(903) 972-9331 (22.8 miles)
Public – 18 holes, 6,471 yards
Oak Grove Golf Club
(903) 223-8492 (5.3 miles)
Public/Membership – 18 holes, 6,274 yards
Texarkana Country Club & Golf Course
(870) 772-8221 (15.6 miles)
Private – 18 holes, 6,687 yards
Texarkana Golf Ranch
(903) 334-7401 (22.2 miles)
Public – 18 holes, regulation length
Recreational Facilities and Opportunities
201 Go Kart Speedway
(903) 628-7227
Go kart races every Saturday

Anytime Fitness
(903) 794-5348

  • Open 24 hours
  • State of the art equipment
  • Personal trainers
  •  Secured access
  • 24/7 monitored security
  • Online tools & community
Cinemark Texarkana 14
(903) 831-6084
  • Movies
  • Private events
Circle Rocking N Ranch
(903) 824-6456
  • Hunting – Native and exotic game
  • Fishing – Two lakes are stocked with black bass, hybrid stripers, catfish and hybrid bream
Elk Meadow Game Ranch
(903) 667-4228
  • Hunting – Native White-tail deer, Axis deer, Fallow deer, Muflon sheep, European red deer and hogs.
  • Fishing – Florida bass, crappie, channel cat, hybrid sunfish.
  • Photo Safari – beautiful piney woods, exotic animals, bobcat, coyote, whitetail deer, & birds
Four States Auto Museum
(870) 772-2886
Founded to preserve, collect, exhibit, operate, and interpret a collection of antique automobiles and auto related historical artifacts, which includes many documents and photographs. Special tours can be arranged. Four States Cruise Night – Every 3rd Friday, April through October, 6-9 pm
Four States Fair & Rodeo
(870) 773-2941

Annual events:

  • Annual Fair & Rodeo
  • AKC Dog Show
  • Good Sam’s RV Rally
  • Home & Garden Show
  • J&J Bucking Stock Sale
  • Monster Truck Show
Fun County Park
(903) 791-0001

Family-oriented park uniquely positioned to cater to the entertainment needs of thousands of individuals. Host your family outing, corporate party, or birthday party at the Park. Features:

  • Rock Wall
  • Go-Karts
  • Paint Ball
  • Grill Pit
  • Batting Cages
  • Miniature Golf
  • Fun Country Park
Millwood Lake
(888) 697-9830

Operated by the Army Corps of Engineers, facilities include:

  • 12 Boat ramps
  • 9 campgrounds
  • 6 Picnic areas
  • 6 Playgrounds
  • 4 Fish cleaning stations
  • 2 Docks
  • 2 Hiking trails
New Boston Recreation & Parks
(903) 628-5596

New Boston Public Facilities:

  • Tennis Court
  • 2 Parks (Scrapp Miller & Tapp)
  • Golf Club
  • Public Library
 

T P Trail Head Park
Hwy 82 & Ellis St., New Boston | (903) 628-2581 T & P Pavilion is a 150' x 100' pavilion that is 44' tall, it is also where music concerts during Pioneer Days and other events are held.

T & P Midway, across from the Pavilion, has approximately 200' of asphalted drive with electrical boxes and lots of grassy area to hold other events. On the back side of the Pavilion is the T & P Gazebo that is outlined by an asphalt walk with beautiful Victorian lights, benches, and picnic tables.

  Tapp City Sports Center The Sports Center hosts many state baseball and softball tournaments. A very active youth sports association manages these facilities and approximately 1500 children are engaged in softball, baseball, soccer, basketball, and football on a year round basis.
New Boston Soccer Association
(903) 628-4543
Teams for ages 3-14
New Boston Youth Sports Association
(903) 278-6064
  • Boys Baseball
  • Girls Softball
  • Co-ed Softball
Texarkana I-76 Speedway
(877) 724-4222
Texarkana I-76 Speedway is a high banked 1/4 mile bullring that offers some of the most exciting side by side racing in the Ark-La-Tex. The track hosts numerous racing events on most Saturday nights between April and October.
Texarkana Parks & Recreation
Texarkana, TX | (903) 798-3978

Texarkana Public Facilities:

 

Texarkana Sports Associations:

Texarkana Parks & Recreation
Texarkana, AR | (870) 779-4914

Texarkana, AR has 13 parks that include 220.3 acres of recreational land area and 5.36 acres of recreational water area.

  • Bobby Ferguson Park – Arkansas Hwy 245 and IH 30
  • Bramble Park – 1002 Ferguson Street
  • Ed Worrell Park – East 35th and Forestwood Streets
  • George Williams and Ernest Hill Park – Siebert and Preseton Streets
  • Hobo Jungle Park – Division and Roberts Streets
  • Inghram Park – Preston and Des Moines Streets
  • Iron Mountain Park – East 15th and Ray Streets
  • Jefferson Park – East 12th and Jefferson Avenue
  • Kline Park – County Avenue and MLK Jr. Blvd.
  • Peyton Park – East 3rd and East Broad Streets
  • Senator Street Park – East 28th and Senator Streets
  • Sandflat/Glendale Park & Neighborhood Center – 209 East 14th Street
  • Vera Bradfield Park – 616 Euclid Street
 

Public facilities are handicap accessible and include:

  • Equipped Playgrounds: 5
  • Running/Jogging Trails: 5 (2.45 miles)
  • Picnic Tables: 75
  • Picnic Shelters/Pavilions: 6
  • Benches: 43
  • Basketball goals: 16
  • Baseball/softball fields: 12
  • Open play field: 1
  • Amphitheater: 1
  • Swimming pool: 1 (3,835 sq. ft.)
  • Swings: 3; 1 Slide
  • Concession stand/snack bar: 2
  • Grills: 14
  • Restrooms: 13
  • Fishing areas: 2, 1 Fishing pier
The Oaklawn Opry
(903) 826-0069
For over twenty years the Oaklawn Opry has provided good, wholesome, family style musical entertainment for the Texarkana area. The weekly show features local and regional singers performing classic traditional style country music as well as other music genres with a live band. The Opry provides an outlet for talented singers to entertain and perform for one of the best audiences anywhere. Literally hundreds of entertainers have crossed the stage over the past 21 years and provided countless audience members with a night of memorable musical entertainment. Click here for more.
Wright Patman Lake
(903) 838-8781

Operated by the Army Corps of Engineers, facilities include:

  • 17 Boat ramps
  • 12 Picnic areas
  • 11 campgrounds
  • 8 Playgrounds
  • 5 Fish cleaning stations
  • 4 Hiking trails & 1 Equestrian trail
  • 4 Swimming areas
  • 2 Amphitheaters
  • 2 Group picnic areas (1 sheltered)
  • 1 Ball field
  • 1 Dock
  • 1 Marina

Source: Anytime Fitness (http://anytimefitness.com); Army Corps of Engineers Southwest District - Millwood & Wright Patman Lakes - (http://corpslakes.usace.army.mil/visitors/visitors.cfm); Cinemark Texarkana 14 (www.cinemark.com); Circle Rocking N Ranch (www.circlerockingnranch.com/); Elk Meadow Game Ranch (www.elkmeadowgameranch.com/); Four States Auto Museum (www.fourstatesautomuseum.com/events.html); Four States Fair & Rodeo (www.fourstatesfair.com); Go Kart Speedway (www.201gokartspeedway.com/); New Boston Recreation & Parks (www.newbostontx.org/community/recreation.html); New Boston Soccer Association (www.leaguelineup.com/welcome.asp?cmenuid=1&url=newbostonsoccer&sid=879110352); New Boston Youth Sports Association (www.leaguelineup.com/welcome.asp?sid=1046589683&url=nbysa); Texarkana Museums System (www.texarkanamuseums.org/) Texarkana Parks & Recreation, TX (http://texarkanatxparks.com/index.html); Texarkana Parks & Recreation, AR (http://arkansas.txkusa.org/departments/public-works/city-parks.html); Texarkana Symphony Orchestra (www.texarkanasymphony.org/); The Oaklawn Opry (http://oaklawnopry.info/); TexAmericas Center Community Links (www.texamericascenter.com/community-profile/community-profile/), as of January 2013

 

Transportation
Airports
Name/ID Associated City
and Distance (1)
Longest Runway
Length/Width
Acres Control
Tower
Bill & Hillary Clinton National Airport (LIT) Little Rock, AR –
159.2 miles
8,273’ x 150’ 2,000 Yes
Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) Dallas-Fort Worth – 177.3 miles 13,401’ x 200’ 18,076 Yes
Shillings (21TX) – Private

Texarkana –
17.8 miles

2,800’ x 75’ 0 No
Shreveport Downtown Airport (DTN) Shreveport, LA –
89.9 miles
5,018’ x 150' 600 Yes
Shreveport Regional Airport (SHV) Shreveport, LA –
94.5 miles
8,351’ x 200’ 1,625 Yes
Texarkana Regional Airport (TXK) Texarkana –
23 miles
6,601’ x 144’ 964 Yes
Wadley Regional Medical Center (64XS) – Private Texarkana –
19.8 miles
50’ x 50’ 0 No
Sources: U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration Airport Master Records as posted on (www.gcr1.com/5010web/default.cfm); (1) distance Rand McNally (www.randmcnally.com/); as of January 2013

 

Nearest Seaport
Name Distance Services
Port of Caddo-Bossier (Shreveport, LA) 107.9 miles
  • General Cargo Dock: Port-owned & operated; Cargo: bulk and breakbulk; Berths: 2; Length: 600 ft.; Depth 9ft.: Rail service. Special Facilities/ Capabilities; 30 & 50-Ton gantry cranes; Roll-on/roll off ramp; Certified truck/rail scales; 90,000 sq. ft. transit warehouse, Coal Pad and 4+ acre open storage.
  • Slack Water Harbor – 3,200 ft., 850 ft. of launch basin, 12 ft. draft: Service: Terminal slots available.
  • Liquid Terminals # 1 – Port-owned; Operator: Red River Terminals; Cargo: Liquid Petroleum; Berths: 2; Length: 430 ft.; Depth 9 ft.; Rail Service; 400,000 barrel storage capacity.
  • Liquid Terminal # 2 – Port-owned; Operator: Davison Terminal Services; Cargo: Liquid Petrochemicals; Berths: 2; Length: 430 ft.; Depth: 9ft.; Rail Service. Facilities: 125,000 barrel storage capacity.
  • Industrial Park: Port owns approximately 2,500 acres in Caddo and Bossier Parishes along the Red River, with 220 acres dedicated to maritime infrastructure: land for lease/development.
  • Southwest Storage Yard – (ICHF):10 acre site located at 2701 Intermodal Drive; local switching performed by Union Pacific Railroad.
  • Rail Switching – Two-500 hp. 60-ton locomotives, one 1200 hp. 120-ton; Operator: Port; 22+ miles of access and storage track.
  • Foreign Trade Zone
  • See Fact Sheet
Camden Port Authority Dock Camden, AR (870) 837-5500 102.5 miles
  • Occasional receipt and shipment of miscellaneous bulk materials and general cargo
  • Ferry service
  • Passenger/recreation vehicles
  • Commercial fishing vehicles
  • The Port has 8 acres for development and a warehouse
Port of Little Rock
Little Rock, AR
(501) 490-1468
160.7 miles
  • The Port is a multi-modal port and industrial complex located on the Arkansas River adjacent to Interstate 440 across from the Little Rock National Airport
  • Class I rail service is provided by two national carriers connecting the Port's own shortline railroad
  • A full service dock including rail transfer is located on therive just south of the I-440 Bridge
  • The new slackwater harbor dock is flanked by ample warehouse space which is adjacent to rail access
Source: Port Association of Louisiana (http://portsoflouisiana.org); Port of Caddo-Bossier (www.portsb.com); Arkansas Waterways Commission (http://waterways.arkansas.gov/ports/Pages/ouachitaRiver.aspx) as of November 2013; (1) Rand McNally (www.randmcnally.com)

 

Motor Freight & Contract Carriers (partial list)
Company Services/Terminal
Cardinal Transport
(903) 223-1258
Located in Texarkana Trucking-Motor Freight
Central Freight Lines, Inc.
(903) 832-1594
Located in Texarkana Trucking-Motor Freight
Deboer Transportation Inc.
(903) 832-7581
Texarkana TerminalLogistics Intermodal Dedicated Fleet Specialized Equipment Mexico Service
Hurd Transportation Agency
(903) 838-7979
Located in Texarkana Trucking-Motor Freight
Nei Transport
(903) 831-3920
Located in Texarkana Trucking-Motor Freight
Transportation Services
Red River Transportation
(903) 793-0606
Located in Texarkana Flat Bed Truckload Step Deck-Double Drop Flat Bed LTL Van Truckload Refrigerated TL
Spar Transport
(903) 794-7413
Located in Texarkana Trucking-Motor Freight Lumber
Tidal Ware Logistics
(903) 223-7770
Located in Texarkana Trucking-Motor Freight
Titan Freight Services
(903) 794-1000
Located in Texarkana Delivery Service Trucking-Motor Freight
Total Freight Services
(903) 832-8006
Located in Texarkana Trucking-Motor Freight Transportation Services
TSD Logistics
(903) 794-1423
Located in Texarkana
Yellow Freight (YRC)
(903) 793-1144
Texarkana Terminal Guaranteed: Guaranteed Standard ground service Expedited: YRC Freight Time-CriticalTM expedited, guaranteed air and ground service Specialized Exhibit/Trade Show
Reverse Logistics
Sealed TrailerTM
Freeze Protection
White Glove
Chemical/Hazmat
Custom Projects
Spot Volume
Specialized Freight Services
Associations
Government
Sources: Deboer Transportation Inc. (http://deboertrans.com); Red River Transportation (www.redrivertransp.com); Tri State Delivery (http://tsdlogistics.com); Yellow Freight (www.yrc.com); Yellow Pages.com (www.yellowpages.com), as of January 2013

 

Parcel Carriers (partial list)
Name Latest Drop-off Earliest Delivery
DHL
(903) 223-8917
6:00 pm - Mon-Fri 10:30 am – Mon-Fri
The Shipping Post
(FedEx Authorized Ship Center)
(903) 223-0033
4:30 pm - Mon-Fri 8:00 am – Mon-Fri
UPS Customer Center
(800) 742-5877
6:30 pm - Mon-Fri 8:00 am – Mon-Fri
US Postal Service
(903) 223-3800
5:00 pm – Mon-Fri
12:30 pm – Sat
12:00 pm – Mon-Sat
Sources: DHL (www.dhl-usa.com); Federal Express, staffed locations or authorized ship centers (www.fedex.com/us); UPS (www.ups.com); USPS (www.usps.com); Yellow Pages.com (www.yellowpages.com), as of January 2013Note: (1) All locations are in Texarkana; (2) Beginning in August 2013 the US Postal Service will provide package delivery Monday through Saturday, and mail delivery Monday through Friday

 

Rail Transportation
Name Direction Main or Branch Short or National Nearest Intermodal
Kansas City Southern Railroad North-South Main Short Dallas, TX
Union Pacific Railroad North-South Main National Dallas, TX
Texas Northern & Northeast Railroad East-West Main Short Dallas, TX
Source: Genesee & Wyoming, Inc. (www.gwrr.com); Federal Railroad Administration (www.fra.dot.gov/Page/P0001); as of December 2013

 

Public Transportation
Type Name Service Area Operator
Bus T-Line Transit
(903)794-8883
Texarkana, New Boston, Nash, Wake Village Ark-Tex Urban Transit
(903) 794-8883
Source: T-Line Transit (www.t-linebus.org); as of December 2012

 

Tax Profile - State of Texas

 

Tax Profile – State of Texas
Tax Basis Rate Agency
Franchise Tax The Texas franchise tax is a privilege tax imposed on each taxable entity formed or organized in Texas or doing business in Texas

1.0% (.01) for most entities

0.5% (.005) for qualifying wholesalers and retailers

0.575% for those entities with $10 million or less in Total Revenue (annualized per 12 month period on which the report is based) electing the E-Z computation

State Comptroller’s Office
(903) 534-0333 Longview Field Office
Sales and Use Tax State Sales and Use Tax is imposed on all retail sales, leases and rentals of most goods, as well as taxable services 8.25% State Comptroller’s Office
(903) 534-0333 Longview Field Office
Inheritance Tax Estates that exceed the minimum federal estate tax filing requirement must file an Inheritance Tax return and pay any applicable tax based on the federal credit for state death taxes Taxable estate is the gross estate less allowable deductions for funeral costs, owed debts, marital and charitable deduction and any state death tax deduction then taxed as income at the Federal Income Tax Rate.
If taxable estate is more than $5,120,000 then a Federal Estate Return must be filed.
State Comptroller’s Office
(903) 534-0333 Longview Field OfficeInternal Revenue Service
Sources: State of Texas Comptroller’s Office, (www.window.state.tx.us/taxes); Internal Revenue Service (www.irs.gov), as of January 2013

 

Utilities & Services
Electric Power Providers
Name/Phone Services
SWEPCO

Electricity provider, residential & commercial.

Smart Source Solar PV Program: Incentives are available for solar PV installations at homes, businesses, and government facilities which receive electric service from SWEPCO. Annual funds limits do apply.Incentives are offered at $2.50 per watt of installed PV capacity or approximately 25 to 30 percent of installed costs. Customers should consult their solar installer for more details.

Source: SWEPCO (www.swepco.com/), as of December 2012

 

Natural Gas Providers
Name/Phone Services
Centerpoint Energy
(800) 259-5544
Provider of natural gas, residential & commercial. Commercial Natural gas: Some examples of current industrial uses of natural gas include on-site generation and commercial heating and cooling. See section on natural gas equipment for more commercial uses of natural gas.
Source: Centerpoint Energy (www.centerpointenergy.com/), as of December 2012

 

Telecom Providers
Name/Phone Services
Windstream Communications
(866) 445-5882
Telecommunications services:
Source: Windstream Communications (www.windstreambusiness.com/), as of December 2012

 

Solid Waste
Nearest Landfill New Boston Landfill
1030 U.S. 82
New Boston, TX 75570
(903) 628-6595
Landfill Capacity 820,800 tons (remaining)
Nearest Hazardous Waste Facility Texarkana Hauling (Waste Management)
2708 W. 7th Street
Texarkana, TX 75501
(903) 794-4111
Special Services
  • Asbestos-Friable
  • Asbestos-Non-Friable
  • Auto Shredder Fluff
  • Biosolids
  • Construction & Demolition Debris
  • Drum Management-Solids
  • E&P Wastes
  • Industrial & Special Waste
  • Municipal Solid Waste
  • Yard Waste
  • Hazardous Waste:
    - Automotive products (antifreeze, fluids, motor oil)
    - Batteries (home and car)
    - Cathode ray tubes (TVs, computer monitors)
    - Fluorescent light bulbs and ballasts
    - Household cleansers
    - Medicines
    - Mercury (thermometers, thermostats)
    - Paints, latex and oil (must be dried)
    - Pesticides
Source: Waste Management, New Boston Landfill, Texarkana Hauling (www.wmsolutions.com/facilities/); January 2013

 

Water Providers
Name/Phone Supply Source Capacity Peak Demand

Texarkana Water Utilities
(903) 798 3800

Texarkana Water Utilities is a joint department of the Cities of Texarkana, Arkansas and Texarkana, Texas whose primary function is to provide water and sewer services to both cities and the surrounding area.

Wright Patman Lake in Bowie County, Texas and Millwood Lake in Little River County, Arkansas

17.75 MG

Ground Storage:
Wright Patman Lake - 9.0 MG
Millwood Lake – 3.25 MG

Elevated Storage:
5.5 MG

26.44 MGD
Source: Texarkana Water Utilities (http://twu.txkusa.org); December 2013

 

Waste Water Treatment
Name/Phone Type of Process Capacity Peak Demand

TexAmericas Center

903.223.9841

Sequencing Batch Reactor 1.5 million/gallons; current usage approximately 250K gallons per day 3.0 million gallons storm surge capacity

 

Business Development Assistance
Business Location/Expansion/Growth Assistance
Agency/Phone Programs and Services

TexAmericas Center

Eric Voyles

EVP/CEDO

903-334-6949 Direct

903-306-8923 Cell

 

 

New Boston Chamber of Commerce
(903) 628-2581

The Chamber works to build the New Boston area by promoting the community to attract new residents, visitors, and business development. The Business Development Committee consists of Industrial, Retail and Economic Development and promotes entrepreneurship in New Boston by providing specialized education and networking opportunities to Chamber members. The Committee presents the Small Business Education Development Seminar Series, thought-provoking sessions on topics important to small business owners.

Northeast/Texarkana Small Business Development Center
(903) 434-8237

The SBDC provides NO-COST one-on-one counseling on business planning, strategic planning, human resources, marketing and promotion, financial analysis, and accounting. Counselors will help:

  • Conduct financial analysis and improve profitability
  • Develop competitive strategies
  • Keep abreast of current technologies
  • Design a marketing plan
  • Hire and manage employees
  • Understand and secure loans and other sources of capital

Texarkana Chamber of Commerce
(903) 792-7191 ext. 27070

The Chamber’s Economic Development Department's top priorities are:

  • Retention and expansion of business
  • Diversification of our economic base
  • Continuous building of a skilled and dedicated workforce
  • Fostering partnerships with business leaders throughout the area in a regional approach to economic development
Source: New Boston Chamber of Commerce (www.newbostontx.org); Northeast/Texarkana Small Business Development Center (http://northeasttxsbdc.org); Texarkana Chamber of Commerce (www.texarkana.org/Economic_Development), as of February 2013

 

Business Financing

 

Business Financing
Agency/Phone Programs and Services
Accion Texas
(210)226-3664

Accion Texas Inc. is a designated community development financial institution, or CDFI. CDFIs finance community businesses, including small businesses, microenterprises, nonprofit organizations, commercial real estate, and affordable housing.

Accion offers small business loans from $500 to $250,000 and, in Texas under the SBA 504 program, businesses also may apply for loans as large as $5 million to finance their commercial real estate and equipment needs. Click here to see loan products.

Ark-Tex Council of Governments
(903) 832-8636

Ark-Tex Council of Governments offers several loan programs designed to help in economic development projects. The purpose of the projects is to create and retain jobs in the region.Ark-Tex Regional Development Company (ATRDC).

The Ark-Tex Regional Development Company (ATRDC) is an SBA Priority Certified Development Company established in 1982 specializing in financing for owner occupied commercial real estate projects. Our organization is very familiar with the hotel/motel industry in Texas and has extended SBA 504 financing for projects.Loan Programs:

  • US Small Business Administration 504 Loan (SBA 504) s a long-term financing tool, designed to encourage economic development within a community. The 504 Program accomplishes this by providing small businesses with long-term, fixed-rate financing to acquire major fixed assets for expansion or modernization.
  • Chapman Revolving Loan Fund (CRLF) is a direct loan program for businesses or governmental entities to provide loan funds. The original funds were from a grant from Housing and Urban Development. Former U.S. Representative Jim Chapman was the catalyst for obtaining the funds.
  • Northeast Texas Economic Development District (NETEDD) Revolving Loan Fund is primarily for private industry in an eleven-county area in Northeast Texas and was established in 1987 with initial funding from an EDA grant for $1.4 million.
  • East Texas Rural Access Program (ETRAP) Revolving Loan Fund is primarily for the healthcare industry in a thirty-eight county area and was established in 2003 with initial funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation for $500,000 and a USDA Rural Business Enterprise Grant for $200,000.
PeopleFund
(214) 942-6698
PeopleFund provides small business loans as well as business assistance and education to people with otherwise limited access to such resources. People Fund is a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) and operates as a non-profit 501(c) (3) serving all of Texas.PeopleFund provides financing to deserving but underserved small businesses and nonprofits for equipment purchases, permanent working capital term loans, revolving lines of credit, and real estate. With flexible underwriting and no pre-payment penalties, we offer interest rates that range from 8% to 15% and terms of up to 60 months (longer in special cases).
Texas Rural Communities, Inc.
(512) 312-9024

Texas Rural Communities, Inc. (TRC) makes a long-term commitment to assisting rural communities, individuals, groups and support organizations in creating, sustaining and enabling self-sufficient, viable rural development enterprises that improve or maintain the quality of rural life, through independent and cooperative ventures.

TRC provides loan opportunities in rural areas for individuals or groups who have had difficulty accessing funding through other sources.

Loan Program Summary

An applicant for a TRC loan must complete the appropriate documentation and/or business plan, repayment plan, and a credit application. Applicants are required to work through their local small business development centers to prepare a commercial loan application package. Click here for more information.

Source: Accion Texas (www.acciontexas.org/accion-loans-small-business); Ark-Tex Council of Governments (www.atcog.org/); PeopleFund (http://peoplefund.org/); Texas Rural Communities, Inc. (www.texasrural.org), as of January 2013

 

Entrepreneural Resources
 Entrepreneurial/Technology Resources
 Accion Texas
(210) 226-3664
Accion provides resources, tools, training and financing for entrepreneurs.
  • Financial, Management Planning and Budgeting
  • Business and Strategic Planning
  • Marketing and Sales Planning
  • Legal Structure, Start-Up and Growth Planning
  • Perfecting Your Pricing & Cost
  • Credit Report Review and Planning
  • Additional services include: Individual Consultation Sessions (In person, online, via phone), Roundtable Sessions that are responsive to your business needs, Networking Events, Live Educational seminars, Webinars (live and recorded), and Consultations
PeopleFund
(214) 942-6698
PeopleFund offers the following services/programs to entrepreneurs and small businesses:
Texas Center for Rural Entrepreneurship
(903) 714-0232

Texas Center for Rural Entrepreneurship (TCRE) assists entrepreneurs to start and grow business ventures by linking them with the resources and technical assistance they need to be successful and create jobs and wealth in rural communities. TCRE provides continuing education opportunities in the form of webinars, fact sheets, newsletters, links to resources, and blog posts.

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension
(979) 845-1751
The  Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Economics Program Unit strives to lead – both nationally and regionally – in the development and delivery of innovative educational and applied research programs that meet the decision support needs of targeted audiences and stakeholders. AgriLife Extension offers the following rural entrepreneurial programs, resources and services:
Source: Accion Texas (www.acciontexas.org/resources/entrepreneur-resources/); PeopleFund (http://peoplefund.org/); Texas Center for Rural Entrepreneurship (www.tcre.org/); Texas A&M AgriLife Extension (http://agrilifeextension.tamu.edu/)

 

Industry & Technology
Industry/Technology Associations
Organization/Phone Programs and Services
Association of Chemical Industry of Texas
(512) 646-6400
Association of Chemical Industry of Texas (ACIT) represents both large and small businesses ranging from chemical manufacturers, suppliers, contractors, and a variety of service companies that are vital to the Texas chemical industry. ACIT members provide a support system crucial to maintaining a strong economy for the chemical industry in Texas.
Bowie Chamber of Commerce
(940) 872-1173

The Chamber of Commerce serves as a partner of every business and every professional in the area. The Chamber’s main function is:

  • Help create job opportunities through stimulation of industrial and commercial growth.
  • Seek the improvement of the community by supporting Main Street Project, Merchant's Association, schools, and civic organizations.
  • Support and facilitate community events and gatherings in the city.
  • Work to support and develop the agriculture industry of the area.
Buzgate.org
(603) 658-0340
Global resource network for small business
Career and Technology Association of Texas
(512) 288-8666

The members of the Career and Technology Association of Texas are a diverse group that shares a common goal — preparing students for the high-tech, high-skill careers of the 21st century.

CTAT provides career opportunities in advanced technologies and manufacturing, biotech, energy, aerospace and other exciting sectors require a workforce that is educated, prepared, adaptable, and ready to compete. It also requires education professionals who are up-to-date on education and workforce techniques, trends and theories.

Home Builders Association of Texarkana
(903) 223-0422
The HBA of Texarkana serves its members and the public by promoting ethical business practices, education, community involvement, and social/business networking. In addition, members benefit from the lobbying efforts conducted by the NAHB at the national level and the Texas Association of Builders at the state level.
LinkedIN.com Business networking and job recruitment website
RyzeBusinessNetworking.com Business networking and job recruitment website
Metroplex Technology Business Council
(972) 792-2850
The Metroplex Technology Business Council (MTBC) is the largest technology trade association in Texas. The MTBC acts as the innovation hub for entrepreneurs, universities, and corporations. The MTBC continues growing future tech leaders with its talent and workforce development initiative, advocating technology's advancement in governmental arenas, and connecting people and inspiring ideas through its programs and special interest groups.
Texarkana Chamber of Commerce
(903) 792-7191 ext. 27070

Texarkana Chamber of Commerce  provides the following services and more to its members:

  • Legislative Advocacy – The Chamber provides a collective voice through open lines of communication with those elected leaders on all levels.
  • Publicity & Exposure –Promotion in the Chamber e-Newsletter, ribbon cutting photos in the Four States Living Magazine, Business After Hours, 5-Minute Networking, Industry Appreciation Golf Tournament, Annual Celebration and various other program and project sponsorships.
  • Continuing Education for Business Professionals – Build business acumen, advance professionally and elevate the status and professionalism of your business with the help of seminars provided by the Chamber.
  • Dedicated Business Partner – The Texarkana USA Chamber of Commerce is committed to being an indispensible business partner for businesses.
Texas Ag Industries Association
(979) 968-5602
The Texas Ag Industries Association advocates, influences, educates, and provides services to support its members in their quest to foster a sustainable business environment while being productive stewards of agriculture.
Texas Association of Builders
(903) 792-6029
The Texas Builders Foundation is a private charitable foundation and advocate addressing the housing issues of the people of Texas. TAB provides research and development of educational programs to benefit the professional home building industry, educate consumers and the youth of Texas about the home building industry, and perform other charitable activities.
Texas Association of Manufacturers
(512) 236-1464

The Texas Association of Manufacturers provides to its members:

  • Public policy advocacy before the Texas Legislature, committees of jurisdiction, and regulatory agencies.
  • Media relations efforts to reinforce the importance of manufacturing in the Texas economy; to showcase manufactures’ leadership in innovation and technology; and to promote policies that protect manufacturing jobs.
  • Members-only access to legislative resources, tracking tools, bill analysis, and weekly updates during legislative session.
Texas Construction Association
(512) 473-3773
Texas Construction Association provides superior Legislative Advocacy to its members, subcontractors, and suppliers. Through membership they unify influence and strengthen authority in the legislative arena. TCA also provides access to education and resources that prepare and support subcontractors and suppliers to succeed in their construction related businesses.
Texas Food Processors Association
(979) 846-3285

The Texas Food Processors Association (TFPA) mission is to support, promote, and encourage education in all aspects of the food industry. Benefits of being a TFPA member include:

  • Customer contact and networking opportunities

  • Relevant information to be in compliance including federal and state inspections, rules and regulations and bio-terrorism

  • Continued interaction with governmental agencies to keep members advised of industry changes and current regulation

  • Training opportunities such as Better Process Control Schools and FDA certification courses.

  • An industry voice in legislation by working in partnership with agencies including the Texas Department of Agriculture’s Texas Food Security Coalition the Texas Department of Health Food Safety Task Force and Texas Partnership for Food Safety Education

  • Special opportunities and promotions from associate members

  • Education and training that helps build your market share

  • Information from associate members related to employee management solutions, insurance, new materials and services on the market

TexasLifeScience.com
(800) 709-8907

TexasLifeScience.com is part of a specialized nationwide network of fifty state-based life science web sites, along with sites in the Canadian provinces of Alberta, British Columbia. Our site network includes more than 6,000 biotechnology, medical device and pharmaceutical companies, non-profit research institutions, technology transfer offices, economic development offices, and associated companies.

The network addresses the growing informational and service needs of individuals working or seeking employment in the industry, along with patients, educators and others in their respective states while providing clients the opportunity to cost effectively advertise job openings, events, facility availability, contract research, contract manufacturing and other services by state, region or nationwide at the same low rate.

Texas Manufactured Housing Association
(512) 459-1221

Texas Manufactured Housing Association is composed of professionals committed to successfully representing the interest of its members and the Texas manufactured housing industry, particularly on a state level by providing dedicated representation in the Texas Legislature. As a membership-based association, TMHA is also focused on supplying its 1,400+ members with the information and resources necessary to conduct a successful business.

Texas Mining and Reclamation Association
(512) 236-2325

The Texas Mining and Reclamation Association is an advocacy and networking organization providing:

  • Access to key decision makers in owner/operator companies and other support/service companies.

  • Support for a reasonable balance between the business of mining and attention to the environment through reclamation.

  • Affiliation with an organization committed to influencing the future of mining in Texas. 

  • Access to an online membership directory with names, mailing addresses and telephone numbers.

  • Tracking mining and environmental regulations, legislation, tax proposals, and other issues through standing committees. 

  • Action task-forces to respond to imminent situations.

  • Annual meetings and workshops with up-to-the-minute information and quality speakers such as state and federal legislators, regulatory officials, media representatives, and business leaders.

Texas Trucking Association
(512) 478-2541

Texas Trucking Association is a trade organization dedicated to enhancing the effectiveness of its members by advocating sound public policies, providing excellence in education, training, and information and promoting a safe, dependable, and cost-effective motor transportation system to better serve the people of Texas.

Texas Renewable Energy Industries Association
(512) 345-5446

TREIA is a statewide non-profit organization of companies and individuals involved in solar, wind, biomass, geothermal and hydro electric energy products and/or services. The Texas Renewable Energy Industries Association TREIA is a fierce advocate for clean energy, energy security, energy independence, and Texas jobs since 1984. TREIA refers individuals, companies, and agencies seeking access to renewable energy expertise and technology. TREIA facilitates conferences, workshops, seminars, and tours to expose members and the public to the latest and most useful renewable energy information. TREIA publishes newsletters and other documents which track the progress of renewable energy development and report industry activity. The Association is a representative of Texas' renewable energy industries throughout the U.S. and the world and is an advisor to government and industry on renewable energy related policy.

Source: Association of Chemical Industry of Texas (www.acit.org/); Bowie Chamber of Commerce (www.bowietxchamber.org/); Buzgate.org (http://buzgate.org/); Career Technology Association of Texas (www.ctat.org/); Home Builders Association of Texarkana (www.texarkanahomebuilders.com/); LinkedIN.com (www.linkedin.com/); Metroplex Technology Business Council (www.metroplextbc.org/); RyzeBusinessNetworking.com (www.ryze.com/); Texarkana Chamber of Commerce USA (www.texarkana.org); Texas Ag Industry Association (www.txag.net/); Texas Association of Builders (www.texasbuilders.org/); Texas Association of Manufacturers (www.manufacturetexas.org/); Texas Construction Association (www.texcon.org/); Texas Food Processors Association (www.tfpa.org/); TexasLifeScience.com (www.texaslifescience.com/); Texas Manufactured Housing Association (www.texasmha.com/), Texas Mining and Reclamation Association (www.tmra.com/home); Texas Trucking Association (www.tmta.com/); Texas Renewable Energy Industries Association (www.treia.org/); as of February 2013