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TRANSPORTATION

Optimize opportunity. Maximize access and acceleration.

Highway, rail, port, air—Wharton’s strategic location and omni-modal logistics allow you to expand routes and reach even as you maximmize market opportunities.

NAFTA Super Highway: Rapid cross-continental reach. Already a fast-moving four-lane route, U.S. 59 in Wharton is scheduled for imminent inclusion in the I-69 NAFTA Superhighway, the nation’s foremost trade artery, unrolling global opportunity from Mexico all the way to Canada.

KCS Class I Rail: Expanded convenience, capacity and connections. With a service territory stretching over 6,000 miles from the American Heartland and Southern U.S. markets all the way to Mexico City and providing rapid, direct access to 7 river ports and 13 gulf and ocean ports, including Port of Houston, Kansas City Southern (KSC) optimizes your domestic and global options. Availability at the Wharton megasite puts Class I speed and service at your door, along with a shipping capacity of up to 20,000 units per month.

Ports: Volume + velocity in high-powered global gateways. Rapid access to four Texas coastal ports, all within 95 miles, unchains your supply chain options, providing crucial coastal benefits while reducing coastal vulnerabilities. Click here to explore more about:

  • Port of Houston
  • Port of Freeport
  • Port of Galveston
  • Port of Lavaca-Point Comfort

Air: International access, local ease. A top-flight, municipally-owned local facility ensures convenient corporate travel, while the Houston Airport System, less than 80 miles away, offers excellent connections to 180 cities worldwide. Click here to explore more about:

  • Wharton Regional Airport
  • George Bush Intercontinental Airport
  • William P. Hobby Airport
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RECENT NEWS
Business Disaster Recovery Breakfast

Sep. 29, 2017 - 7:30 AM Wharton Civic Center 1924 North Fulton Street Wharton, TX...  READ MORE

SBA Mobile Center to Open in Wharton

Sep. 11, 2017 -   HURRICANE HARVEY News Release SBA Austin Joint Field Office Sept. 11, 2017 DR-4332-TX NR 009 FEMA News Desk: 512-49...  READ MORE

*UPDATE* Recovery Resources

Sep. 7, 2017 - In response to conflicting information WEDC and the Wharton Chamber are working diligently to identify resources and streamline...  READ MORE


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  • Chad Odom - Executive Director
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    Office: 979.532.0999
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  • 1944 North Fulton,
    Wharton Texas 77488
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