Lubbock, TX 79401
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LEDA - Message from the CEO
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 (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.