The High Ground is a region born to deliver tall orders. Our early economy depended on getting cattle to market; later, barrels of crude from the Permian Basin had to reach a world thirsty for oil, and today as industry proliferates in multiple sectors throughout the region, our drive to deliver remains equally steadfast. We don’t quit until we get you where you need to go, at the fastest possible speed and the lowest possible costs with a multi-modal network of options, including:
Highway: Two major east-west Interstate corridors, I-20 and I-40, bisect the region, with I-27 (known locally as the Canyon Expressway) providing a convenient central north-south connection, while more than a half dozen U.S. Routes form a corner-to-corner comprehensive network.
Rail: The nation’s largest Class I carriers, Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) and Union Pacific (UP), provide blanket coverage of over half of the U.S., stretching across the continent to Canada, with connections here in the High Ground in nearly a dozen communities, including San Angelo, where a new intermodal center offers excellent Class III service by Texas Pacifico Transportation (TXPF) linking to both UP and BNSF.
Air: A total of 5 airports assures convenient air service across the region while opening world-class opportunities: At the Rick Husband Amarillo International Airport an adjacent 500 acres owned by the local economic development organization has been set aside for development; at the Lubbock Preston Smith International Airport, the Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ-260) covers 693 acres at the Airport and 2,000 acres at the deactivated Reese U.S. Air Force Base; and at the Midland International Airport in Odessa, the first primary commercial service airport to be given a spaceport designation, next-level aerospace achievement is now underway.
Port-to-Plains Corridor: Over the past decade and a half, investments of more than $3.6 billion have yielded new efficiencies and ease for this 4,950-mile transportation trade route, stretching from Central Mexico to Canada, and unrolling through the High Ground beginning at San Angelo and all the way north through Lubbock, Amarillo and Dumas.