Competitive Advantages

Powerful collaborative support. With 67 counties collaborating to support your success, the High Ground’s engines of growth have more “horsepower” to put at your disposal in identifying and securing the best location, incentives, workforce and other resources.

Wider horizons in site selection. When it comes to affordable and strategically located land, industrial sites and business settings, the sky’s the limit in the High Ground. Want a location adjacent to an airport or proximate to a U.S. Air Force Base? Need a rail-connected site? Looking for convenient access to Carnegie R-1 research? Your ideal choice awaits in the High Ground.

Lower costs, less regulation. Rein in your costs and realize the greatest opportunity in a state with low costs and taxes and a region with even lower costs in energy, housing and more, all in a pro-business setting where operational ease is unequaled.

Workforce with Western spirit, global skills. The High Ground’s cowboy heritage lives on in a can-do work ethic ready to tackle the toughest projects. Thanks to a solid K-12 foundation including aligned career tracks, along with the training expertise and resources of 9 community college districts, the High Ground workforce is your edge in a demanding global market.

Location and logistics to reach farther, faster. Reach Southwestern markets easily and economically. With new improvements ahead for the Port-to-Plains Corridor, the High Ground’s intermodal transportation network offers the speed and convenience of Interstate highway, U.S. routes, Class I rail with superb short line connections, and 5 airports, including the Rick Husband Amarillo Airport, Lubbock Preston Smith International Airport and Midland International Airport in Odessa.

Powerful knowledge pipeline. Dozens of colleges and institutions of higher learning comprise the High Ground’s educational infrastructure, including Texas Tech University, a Carnegie R1 university with an endowment of over $1 billion and satellite campuses in Abilene and Amarillo. In addition to 150 undergraduate degrees, the University is home to a law school, medical school, school for health sciences and a new school for veterinary medicine.

Uniquely satisfying quality of life. The range of opportunity for professional and personal advancement and satisfaction is wide open, in a region of diverse settings, talents and attractions. While some elements are standard—high-performing schools, welcoming neighborhoods, low costs—the High Ground offers great variety in communities, from small towns rich in character to dynamic cityscapes.


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