We can all agree location is key when it comes to finding your new business home, but as a site selector you also care about other factors, that are often just as important.
Of course, Marshall, TX has location covered. The city is centrally located in the southern half of the United States. Situated at the intersection of Interstate 20 and US Hwy 59, which is soon to become Interstate 369, our community provides easy access to commerce in all directions. No matter if you have product that needs to reach Mexico or Canada, or destinations a little bit closer, like Dallas or Houston, our shovel ready sites can have you up and running quickly.
Excited about the location, but need more than just highway infrastructure to connect your business? Marshall, TX has you covered with rail and air options. Marshall Economic Development controls one rail spur in the Marshall Business Park which has 10,000 LF including sidings. It is being evaluated for additional rail extension. Private spurs in Harrison County and siding including locations within the Marshall yard are available. The Harrison County Airport offers two asphalt runways, one approximately 5,000 feet long and the other 3,300 feet. Private jets can land here. The airport offers available hangar space and is a perfect location for small aircraft businesses. Larger commercial carrier airports are less than 30 minutes away in Shreveport, LA, and Longview, TX. International airports are two to three hours away at DFW, Love Field, Houston Intercontinental, and Houston Hobby.
Located in East Texas, Marshall does not offer ocean front property, but our lower cost environment more than offsets the three-hour drive to the Port of Houston. A thirty-minute drive will get deliveries to and from The Port of Caddo-Bossier.
Not only does Marshall’s travel infrastructure make our shovel ready sites the perfect choice, but we are also well connected with great broadband service found in our business parks. Our city has 82.8% access to broadband and the county has 80.6% access. The Marshall Economic Development Corporation and Harrison County officials joined with Connected Nations Texas to determine further improvements and are moving forward to connect the entire marketplace.
Our lower cost environment provides your business an opportunity to compete while everyone else struggles with higher expenses across the nation. Commercial electricity costs in Marshall average 25% lower than the U.S. national average. Marshall Economic Development Corporation has three phase electricity installed to all economic development-controlled properties. Marshall is in the Southwest Power Pool whose weatherized infrastructure did not go down during the winter storms of 2020. Natural Gas opportunities are also available if your business is in need.
If a lower cost environment and well-connected location where not enough, Marshall provides an already skilled workforce that has easy access to great educational opportunities. We are proud to have East Texas Baptist University, Wiley College, Panola College, and Texas State Technical College all call Marshall, TX home.
Location matters, but so does infrastructure, cost, and access to skilled workforce. All things Marshall, TX can provide your business. MarshallEDC.org can provide you even greater in-depth research tools and information on incentives. Visit MakingMarshall.com to hear stories of current business operators and their experiences in the market.
Ready to build your business in Marshall? Let us know how Marshall Economic Development Corporation can help.