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Thriving Economy with Strong Roots

The economy in Levelland is booming, supported by the city’s prime location, connectivity, strong infrastructure, and large, skilled workforce. The landscape is dominated by agriculture and energy production, two industries vital to the region, the state, and the country, with major industries including cotton farming, petroleum production, and manufacturing. 

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Target Industries

Levelland continues to support these deep-rooted, thriving industries while working to attract innovative industries that are vital to the future of the city and economy, creating a stable, growth-minded economic plan.

Alternative Energy, Including Wind, Solar, and Biofuel

Levelland is leveraging its momentum and investment in wind, solar, and biofuels and works to grow the economy in these alternative energy sectors. Levelland boasts logistical advantages to build the necessary infrastructure to deliver green energy efficiently to the market, with prime land for development and a skilled workforce to support industry needs. 

Value Added Agriculture

Levelland EDC seeks to leverage the community’s rich history in agriculture by attracting investment that creates a value-added proposition for the region’s farming community. Agriculture products produced in Levelland include grain, grapes/wine, and peanuts, but cotton is king. About 25% of the world’s cotton is grown in the area.

A robust infrastructure with highway and rail access presents the opportunity to ship goods across the nation, and the community's deep economic roots in agriculture have created an established, supportive workforce. 

Key ag manufacturers in Levelland include Farmer’s Cooperative Compress (the world’s largest cotton warehouse) and Tex-Rail Commodities.

Oil and Gas Operations (Production and Service)

Through its centralized location, Levelland is well-equipped to sustain the oil and gas industry, with low transit times and less congestion than Metro rail parks. Our city has the capacity to grow with our customers and is the perfect destination for moving products into and out of North American oil and gas facilities. In fact, a large portion of the exploration wells and petroleum refining facilities are within a 500-mile radius of the Levelland Industrial Rail Park.

Manufacturing (High Value, High Bulk)

Levelland is well-established to support a range of manufacturers. Our strategic location, with a strong network of roadways, access to rail and air, reliable and affordable utilities, and available land and industrial sites, including shovel-ready sites at Levelland Industrial Rail Park, help your company establish a successful operation—with plenty of room to grow and expand.

Levelland also has a diverse labor pool of skilled and educated workers to support all aspects of your manufacturing operations, from office, administrative support, and management to engineers and technicians.

Distribution and Logistics

Convenient highway access to cross-continent trucking routes, dual rail service at the Levelland Industrial Rail Park, and a skilled labor pool to draw from are just a few advantages that Levelland offers to the distribution and logistics industry. US 385 provides connections to I-20 South and I-40 North, facilitating logistics operations across the country and SH 114 stretches west to New Mexico and east to the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex.

Levelland has an established distribution and logistics Industry and offers strategic spaces and shovel-ready sites for companies wishing to start, expand, or relocate in the city.

Retail, Restaurants, and Wine

As the largest city in Hockley County, Levelland serves the shopping and dining needs of its residents and the residents of the smaller surrounding communities. Levelland’s downtown area is home to many successful eateries and retail shops, with additional establishments located along the major highways and across the city. There is an ever-present demand for these services in the community, and the EDC welcomes new businesses.

Levelland and Hockley County are in the heart of the 8-Million Acre Texas High Plains American Viticultural Area, the second largest AVA in Texas. The local soil and altitude are perfectly suited for varieties of grapes that make award-winning wine. This industry is rapidly expanding, with new grape vineyards planted each year.