Texas is the second largest US state both by area and population – Houston is the most populous city within Texas and the seventh largest city in the whole of the United States. Since its founding in 1836, Texas has developed a highly diverse economy and tech industry. In 2015 Texas was the state with the most Fortune 500 companies, ranking in at 54 total. With a fast growing industrial sector, the state has been a key leader in many industry verticals including agriculture, petrochemicals, energy, computer electronics, biomedical science, and aerospace. In 2019 Texas’ gross state product was $1.9 trillion making it the second largest economy in the US.
United States goods and services traded with Mexico have totaled to an estimated $677.3 billion in 2019. Exports totaled $289.5 billion while imports accounted for $387.8 billion. A large portion of these international freight trade transitions through Texas with Laredo and McAllen being the largest gateways for cross-border commerce.
The state has made up for its rough terrain and expansive size by constructing sophisticated highway and railway systems. Because of the state’s central location it plays an important role as a major transportation hub. From the Dallas/Fort Worth trucks are able to access 93 percent of the whole nation’s population in under 48 hours. According to tracking done in 2004, $298 billion worth of goods passed through the 33 foreign trade zones located within Texas. That is the highest number of trade zones when compared to any other state.
The first freeway to be constructed in Texas was the Gulf Freeway opened in Houston in the year 1948. As of today, 79,535 miles of highway stretches across the state of Texas helping to support its enormous transportation and trade infrastructure. In addition to road mileage, Texas has 730 airports, the second most number of airports anywhere else in the nation. Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport is the second-largest in the US and the sixth busiest worldwide.
The first railroad built in Texas completed construction in August 1853 and the second in 1872 in order to connect Missouri, Kansas, and Texas. Since then, Texas has gone on to claim the spot for the most length of railway in any state. At its peak, Texas contained 17,078 miles of railroad, but has since declined to 14,006 miles by the year 2000. The modern rail service providers are Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART), Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA) and Trinity Railway Express (TRE). Amtrak also provides limited service within the area.
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