Economic Development

Texarkana is a regional center for employment, health care, and education. Our retail and services trade area encompasses a 17-county area in parts of three states. Our workforce is drawn from a 60-mile radius.

The defense cluster is the region's largest employment segment. The medical, educational, and retail clusters contribute to Texarkana's role as a regional center for commerce and industry.

Transportation has long been a key to growth and development of Texarkana. UP and KCS railroads serve the region as does the TX Northeastern short line railroad. Vehicular traffic has access to I-30, I-49, US-59, US-67, US-71, and US-82. Proposed I-69 will connect with I-30 in Texarkana. Texarkana Regional Airport has two runways and is served by American Airlines. The FBO is operated TAC Air.

Lifestyle activities in Texarkana include a wide range of interests. You can move from an outdoor activity such as hunting or fishing to the symphony in a matter of minutes.