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education institutions and technical schools. The University of North Texas (UNT) Center for Logistics Education, Texas Christian University (TCU) Supply Chain and Value Center within its Neeley School of Business, and the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) Master of Science in Logistics program each provide graduates with the understanding needed to design and manage logistics, supply chain systems, and infrastructure from an operational, strategic and competitive perspective. These programs, according to Pohlen, provide well-educated, highly skilled talent with competitive labor rates. “It factors into the new companies locating here into their decision process because they can see where they can get a trained workforce and a well-educated workforce for management. When you put education in part with the logistics component, we are well situated.” Cunningham agrees. “There is a large quantity of universities and community colleges that recognize the importance of logistics and transportation,” he said. “There are very good logistics programs at TCU, UNT and Tarrant County Community College, for instance. Because we control our network out of this location [Alliance Global Logistics Hub], a lot of what we do requires very specialized training, which is provided by these schools.” Combine the intermodal hubs, trucking and air cargo transportation capabilities, and multiple Foreign-Trade Zones, and the North Texas region becomes one of the largest points of distribution and logistics in the U.S., and the premier supply chain and logistics center for the entire Western Hemisphere. Couple all of that with the area’s centralized location, mild climate and highly skilled workforce, and businesses can enjoy working within – and out of – one of the most significant distribution centers in the country. z www.ntc-dfw.org The C in Colleyville stands for Corporate. Colleyville welcomes the headquarters of Automobile Service Association – a trade association founded in 1951 – and Clarke Products, Inc., a designer of jetted bath and shower products and the first in the U.S. to manufacture acrylic shower bases. Come to Colleyville For more information go to Colleyville.com or call 817.503.1060 North Texas Magazine 17