Houston, Texas (NAPSI) - The interstate system, a post−World War II priority of President Dwight D. Eisenhower, got a boost from the North American Free Trade Agreement with Canada and Mexico, and with it the dream of a new NAFTA superhighway.
That highway is Interstate 69.
Selected by the U.S. Department of Transportation as one of six Corridors of the Future, America’s newest interstate, I-69, sweeps through Michigan, Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas, giving vacationers, business travelers and freight a new north-south route through the heartland of the United States.
An Outstanding Community
Helping lead the way is Fort Bend County, Texas. Just southwest of Houston near the GulfCoast, it’s been a historic crossroads since the early exploration and settlement of Texas and its strategic location continues to deliver unmatched benefits to businesses and residents.
Texas-branded I-69 shields already mark some sections of the new interstate in Fort Bend County, where the standards for interstate designation have been met, and more roadside shields are to come.
Innovation and Growth
“FortBendCounty means business when it comes to enhancing transportation options,” said Jeff Wiley, president and CEO of the Greater Fort Bend Economic Development Council (EDC). “As we continue to grow, mobility initiatives such as I-69 remain a top priority. Fort BendCounty and regional leaders continue to work with state and federal authorities on ways to keep our county moving ahead of the curve.”
In addition to transportation innovation, FortBend County businesses drive employment growth rated in the top 10 nationally, and the county is home to seven of the top 24 master planned communities in the nation.
Excellent schools, affordable housing and extensive recreational facilities have attracted families with impressive demographic profiles. This results in a local employment base that provides relocating companies with a diverse mix of professional, technical, skilled and unskilled labor with the highest educational attainment levels in the region.
Where To Learn More
For more information about I-69 and FortBend County, visit www.FortBendCounty.com or call (281) 242-0000.