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Industry Spotlight LOGISTICS Nation’s Largest Inland Port Global hub located within the North Texas region I NtERNATIONAL IN scope, the Fort Worth Alliance Global Logistics Hub is the nation’s largest inland port (9,600 acres). With access to all modes of inland transportation, Alliance boasts two Class I rail lines, BNSF Railway’s Alliance Intermodal Facility (with connection to LA/Long Beach port), as well as immediate access to state and interstate highways. The Hub is also home to Fort Worth Alliance Airport, which is the world’s first 100 percent industrial airport, and the FedEx Southwest Regional Sort Hub. In addition to the infrastructure attributes of Alliance, the hub has been designated as Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) No. 196. An FTZ is an area considered to be outside of customs territory of the U.S., and it provides companies with a number of tax benefits for doing business within its borders. FTZ No. 196 has ranked as the nation’s top general-purpose FTZ for value of foreign merchandise admitted to the zone for four out of the past five years. The Alliance Global Logistics Hub is considered to be the “anchor” of an overall 17,000-acre development known as AllianceTexas. The mixed-use development has nearly 32 million square feet of manufacturing facilities, distribution centers, office, corporate campuses, retail and multifamily. More than 30,000 employees work within companies located in the development. In addition, over 7,600 single12 North Texas Magazine The Alliance Global Logistics Hub is at the crossroad of rail, air and roadways. family homes have also been built. Features of the Alliance Global Logistics Hub include: •  NSF Railway’s Alliance Intermodal Facility B 600,000-lb. lift capacity, which can be doubled without significant investment •  ir cargo ground-handling and A aviation services •  umerous 3PL and freight forwarders N located within the development, including FedEx Southwest Regional Sort Hub, FedEx Freight and UPS Supply Chain