Why East Texas

The East Texas Manufacturing Alliance (ETMA) is an industry-led partnership dedicated to strengthening and growing the manufacturing sector in surrounding East Texas counties.
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Area Demographics

Combined, Angelina and Nacogdoches counties have a steady population of +153,000. With Angelina College located in Lufkin and Stephen F. Austin University in the center of Nacogdoches, this area offers plenty of educated graduates ready to enter the workforce.

Ideal Geography

Deep East Texas is an ideal location for importing and exporting materials. Because it sits on the edge of Texas and Louisiana, there is easy access to 8 major cities including Dallas, Austin, San Antonio, Houston, Shreveport, Alexandria, Baton Rouge, and New Orleans. There is also quick access to the 3 major ports of Galveston, Corpus Christi, and New Orleans.