Lubbock Economic Development Alliance

Located on the South Plains of West Texas, Lubbock has long been known as the “Hub City.” The nickname is related to Lubbock’s accessible location on the crossroads of Interstate 27 and four major U.S. highways. Lubbock is in the central time zone and is equal distance to both coasts, allowing for ease of U.S. distribution. Within the city, you will find a well-planned transportation network with an average commute time of 16 minutes. The Lubbock Economic Development Alliance’s (LEDA) mission is to promote economic growth by creating high-quality jobs, investing in new capital improvements and improving Lubbock’s quality of life. LEDA accomplishes its mission by developing relationships with corporations and individuals across the region, state and nation that help to provide organizations a business-friendly environment and a skilled, qualified workforce. Our partnerships continue to build upon an infrastructure that helps local businesses grow and foster an innovative and competitive landscape for new businesses to the area. Our industry profile continues to diversify proving that Lubbock’s economy is stable and viable.
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Carolyn Rowley
Director, Recruitment & Innovation

1500 Broadway
6th Floor
Lubbock, TX 79401
Fax : 806-749-4501

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    Business is Better in Lubbock, Texas

Lubbock Preston Smith International Airport Interport Trade Center

The Lubbock Preston Smith International Airport operates the Interport Trade Center, an on-airport commercial/industrial development project with over 1,000 acres available. The Interport offers sites that have direct access to the region's highway, rail, and air transportation systems. The U.S. Customs Service has an office on the property and the airport has also been designated as a U.S. Port of Entry. Special incentives are offered to those businesses that locate in an Enterprise Zone or a Foreign Trade Zone.

Foreign Trade Zone 260

Foreign Trade Zone 260 (FTZ-260) is strategically located in the South Plains area providing a central United States location for businesses looking to meet increasing trade demands. FTZ’s were created in the United States to provide special customs procedures to U.S. plants engaged in international trade-related activities. Duty-free treatment is accorded items that are processed in FTZ’s and then re-exported, and duty payment is deferred on items until they are brought out of the FTZ for sale in the U.S. market. This helps to offset customs advantages available to overseas producers who compete with domestic industry.