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Everyone knows location is one of the most important parts of site selection, and La Porte our location is one of our biggest assets. Located just 25 miles east of Downtown Houston, La Porte is situated in an ideal location for businesses in the warehousing and manufacturing industries.

The City sits directly between Barbours Cut and Bayport Container Terminals of the Port of Houston. With fast access to the Interstate 45 North/South corridor and Interstate 10 East/West Corridor, industries in La Porte are served by more than 130 trucking lines providing routes to all of the United States, Canada, and Mexico. The Union Pacific and BNSF railroads, with rail hubs in Houston, and other Texas cities, serve thousands of miles of track and all Gulf ports.

The city is bounded on the north side by the Houston Ship Channel and the Barbours Cut Terminal, on the east by Galveston Bay, on the south by the Bayport Terminal, and is flanked on its north and west sides by various petrochemical plants located in La Porte's two Industrial Districts. The Fred Hartman Bridge, currently the second largest cable-stayed bridge, is a major transportation link.

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City Contact:
Scott D. Livingston
604 W. Fairmont Pkwy
La Porte, TX 77571
(281) 470-5016 office
(281) 842-1259 fax