Infrastructure

The City of Marshall is centrally located in the southern half of the United States.  It is two hours east of Dallas, 3 hours north of Houston, and 30 minutes from Shreveport, LA. It lies immediately north of Interstate 20 at the intersection of US Highway 59, which is soon to become Interstate 369.  This intersection of commerce will connect major traffic moving from coast to coast and from Mexico to Canada.

The City of Marshall, Harrison County, and Marshall EDC have made infrastructure a priority to meet the needs of the growing demand for highly reliable and efficient transportation.

 

Roadways

I-20 is one of the most traveled routes into the State of Texas.  It is the Gateway to East Texas.  The I-20 & I-10 connection corridors stretch from the west to the east coast.  With the growth of trade and traffic from Mexico, Canada, and the Port of Houston, the I-69 corridor is under construction.  This trade route will place Marshall at the intersection of two major arteries of commerce in a very affordable environment.  See more about the I-69 Corridor here.  See our location maps here.

 

Rail

The Texas & Pacific Railway, the precursor to Union Pacific, had its headquarters in Marshall from the end of the 19th century to the early 20th century.  This left Marshall in an excellent position for passenger and freight rail.  The Marshall yard connects to neighboring yards in Longview, Texas, and Shreveport, Louisiana.  Marshall EDC controls two rail spurs.  One in the Marshall Business Park has 10,000 LF including sidings.  It is being evaluated for additional rail extension.  The other spur is located near the community of Woodlawn near an EDC-controlled 844 acre greenfield track that is proposed for development.  Private spurs in Harrison County and siding including locations within the Marshall yard are available.  Contact us to learn more.

 

Air

The Harrison County Airport offers two asphalt runways, one about 5,000 feet long and the other about 3,300 feet. Private jets can land here.  The airport offers available hangar space and is a perfect location for small aircraft businesses.  Larger commercial carrier airports are nearby in Shreveport, LA, and Longview, TX.  International airports are two to three hours away at DFW, Love Field, Houston Intercontinental, and Houston Hobby.

 

Port

No, we aren't on the ocean, but traffic from the Port of Houston, just 3-4 hours away (pending traffic) comes our way daily.  Many distribution and transportation companies are looking at the benefits of being in a lower-cost environment that is not so tied up with traffic and exorbitant lease prices.  We are also just 30 minutes from deliveries to and from The Port of Caddo-Bossier.

 

Broadband

Broadband service now extends throughout downtown Marshall and at every Marshall business park. BroadbandNow reports 82.8% of Marshall has broadband coverage, along with 80.6% for all of Harrison County. Harrison County and Marshall EDC joined up with Connected Nations Texas to conduct a survey to determine further improvements.  This plan is being implemented.  Both the county and city are expanding broadband coverage and options to residents and businesses.

 

Electricity

Marshall is located in the Southwest Power Pool, unlike the majority of Texas which is within ERCOT's region.  Power is provided by AEP Swepco.  Marshall did not experience the power outages and high costs incurred during the crippling winter storms of 2021 that impacted most of Texas. According to ElectricityLocal, commercial electricity costs in Marshall average 7.54¢/kWh, which is over 25% lower than the U.S. national average.  Residential rates were 26% the national average.  Industrial electricity rates are over 11% lower than the national average.

Average ¢/kWh Table 

Description Marshall Texas USA
Commercial 7.54 8.16 10.09
Residential 8.76 10.98 11.88
Industrial 5.92 5.57 6.67

 

Marshall EDC has 3 Phase electricity installed to all of its EDC-controlled properties.  Additional capacity can be developed to meet the prospect's need.  EDC infrastructure funding may be available to develop other private locations.  The EDC values its strong relationships with utility providers.  Contact us to learn more.

 

Natural Gas

CenterPoint Energy provides natural gas to residences and businesses alike.  Marshall and Harrison County are rich in natural gas.  Transmission lines are abundant.  You will not be far from Natural Gas in Marshall.  The EDC commonly responds to infrastructure needs or new or expanding businesses.  If you need more, we can help you find it.

 

Water & Sewer

Marshall derives its water supply from Caddo Lake and Lake of the Pines.  There is no significant farming draw and businesses can meet their water requirements without restrictions.  The City of Marshall can currently provide 16 million gallons of water per day.  The City of Marshall provides both water and sanitary sewer.