Conroe, Texas is a popular destination for manufacturing and distribution companies due to the community’s strategic location and robust infrastructure. These infrastructure advantages extend to the corporate sector as well, given fast broadband speeds and access to a regional airport in addition to the George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston.
Conroe is conveniently located on I-45, only 40 miles north of Houston. I-10 and an array of state and federal highways serve this area. Within about a three-hour drive in that direction are the Texas cities of Dallas, Austin and San Antonio, and Lafayette, Louisiana. Within a one-day drive, you could easily reach: Wichita, Kansas; Tulsa, Oklahoma; Fayetteville, Arkansas; New Orleans, Louisiana; Jackson, Mississippi; or Mobile, Alabama.
Conroe is an ideal location for companies in need of both regional air transportation and international air travel. Conroe-North Houston Regional Airport is home to both corporate and private aircraft, offering regional flights with the convenience of home. Then, in just 30 minutes, it is possible to reach George Bush Intercontinental Airport Houston and the many national and international flights leaving the airport daily.
Rail service is provided by the Burlington Northern Santa Fe for east/west shipping and by the Union Pacific Railway for materials going north or south.
The Port of Houston, the second largest tonnage port in the United States, is located 45 miles south of Conroe. The Port of Houston is the largest Gulf Coast container port, ranked first in foreign tonnage and third in total foreign cargo value. International trade is brought closer to home through Conroe’s proximity to this world-class port. For more information on the Port of Houston, visit Port Houston’s Home Page.
Fast broadband speeds make it possible to work from home in Conroe and to have fast internet at the office. Consolidated Communications maintains a regional office in Conroe with a digital central office and fiberoptic rings throughout the Conroe area, including Conroe Park North. Several points of presence are located in the area, and specialized data lines are available to handle today’s high-tech communications demands. Comcast and Suddenlink both have a high penetration rate within the city with all major networks, premium and other channels available as well as digital cable service and high speed internet.
Electric and Natural Gas
Entergy provides Conroe with electricity, and Centerpoint Energy provides natural gas. To provide dependable service at the lowest cost possible, Entergy has diversified its fuel mix, as natural gas, fuel oil, coal and nuclear power are used as fuel sources. Entergy’s Texas commercial and industrial rates are very competitive when compared to electric rates of other companies in the state. Centerpoint Energy also offers competitive rates throughout the area.
Water and Sewer
Water is an ample resource in Conroe from both deep underground wells and surface water from Lake Conroe. In addition, the economic development sales tax provides funds for major infrastructure improvements.