La Porte, Texas is a small Texas town located just south of where the Houston Ship Channel meets Galveston Bay. We are rich in history, and built on community. Established in 1892, many of the families who settled here still call La Porte home and there’s a reason for that. A roaring tourist stop in the 40’s, La Porte is now a sleepy escape from the reality of the big City. Just 35 minutes from downtown Houston, La Porte offers a quiet escape from reality, friendly faces that will know your name before you leave, and a unique visitor experience that leaves you feeling like a local. From bay views to boutique shopping to history lessons that helped shape our nation, we have much to offer and at a slower pace than this fast paced world can offer! The industry that surrounds us is a huge part of that. The people that live in our community and the work that they do is invaluable to our nation. They tell our story. While we are proud to be an industry town, we are also proud to be so much more. We are truly a hidden gem on Galveston bay, and quite frankly we like it that way.

Home to the most loyal of consumers, you won’t find a community more committed to buying and shopping local. La Porte offers warm hospitality and small-town charm with serious business potential. The City of La Porte offers a fantastic location, a relaxed, enjoyable quality of life, competitive incentives and a strong affiliation with its sister cities in the Houston Bay Area. Our two industrial districts provide a strong employment base of residents who love their hometown and go out of their way to support it. Our friendly neighbors, cool summer breezes, and proximity to the natural beauty of the bay make La Porte a superb choice for businesses considering a new location or an expansion in the Houston Bay Area.

Gateway to Independence & Texas-Sized Opportunities

A few quick and convincing reasons you should consider La Porte for your next business venture:

  • Texas-sized opportunities for retail and restaurants
  • Billions of dollars in new commercial trade area investment
  • A population of 380,000 in our trade area with an average household income of $72,000
  • Commercial greenfield and redevelopment sites available
  • Estimated trade area daytime employment of 154,000

La Porte – It’s More Than A Business Venture – It’s Home.

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