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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.
(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

(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