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East Texas Regional Airport (GGG)

​The East Texas Regional Airport (GGG), owned and operated by Gregg County, is a commercial airport located 4miles south of Longview. It provides two daily flights on American Eagle to Dallas/Ft. Worth International Airport.

Boasting a 10,000 foot heavy lift runway, ETRA is an alternate landing site for Air Force One and ranked third on the schedule for the Space Shuttle landings.

The airport offers a Category I ILS approach served by an ASR-8 radar and FAA staffed control tower.

The Industrial Airpark and Foreign Trade Zone offers 300 acres of utility-ready prime airport property for those manufacturing and aviation-related companies searching for expansion or relocation opportunities.

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Longview Business Park

​This 483 acre business park located on U.S. Hwy 259, less than 1 mile from Interstate 20 is ideally situated for distribution and manufacturing.

The park is already home to two world-class companies: the Neiman Marcus National Service Center and HoltCAT. The Longview Business Park has land and all utilities for companies that need a top quality environment in which to grow their business.

Sites ranging from 5 to 35 acres are available as well as a 47,150 SF Spec building.

 

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Fine Arts & Cultural Heritage

In the area of performing arts, the Longview community shows its strength, and rivals many larger metropolitan areas for variety, talent, and opportunity. Several groups entertain audiences throughout the year including:

  • ArtsView Children's Theatre
  • Gregg County Historical Museum
  • Longview Arboretum
  • Longview Ballet Theatre
  • Longview Museum of Fine Arts
  • Longview Symphony Orchestra
  • R. G. LeTourneau Memorial Museum
  • Kilgore College Shakespeare Festival
  • S. E. Belcher R. Chapel and Performance Center
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Parks

Longview has thirty-three public parks comprising 535 developed acres with 14.92 miles of recreational hike/bike trails.

A variety of sports venues are also available, including:

  • 3 public and 2 private golf courses
  • 25 lighted public tennis courts
  • 3 public swimming pools
  • 22 lighted baseball/softball fields
  • 15 public soccer fields
  • 2 public football fields
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Good Shepherd Medical Center

​Good Shepherd Medical Center has a strong history and reputation for providing high quality, compassionate medical care. A full service, acute-care 425-bed regional referral center, Good Shepherd operates specialty nursing units where nurses are able to provide specialized care, including:

  • Level II Trauma Center
  • Cardiology
  • Orthopedics
  • General surgery
  • Neurology/Neurosurgery
  • Oncology
  • Critical care
  • Obstetrics
  • Pediatrics

Good Shepherd Medical Center has received recognition by independent rating companies like HealthGrades and CareChex, a division of the Delta Group, for providing high quality health care to patients.

The Good Shepherd Institue for Healthy Living 75,000 SF facility opened in 2008. It is a fully integrated wellness center that houses cardiac rehabilitation, physical therapy, sports medicine, outpatient therapy and speech therapy, among other retail services, such as a fully equipped fitness center and a medical spa.

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Longview Regional Hospital

With 131 beds, Longview Regional Medical Center serves the healthcare needs of East Texas offering a comprehensive range of services, including:

  • Trauma Center
  • Women's Services
  • Inpatient and Outpatient Surgery
  • Comprehensive Rehabilitation
  • Diagnostic Imaging
  • Open Heart Surgery

Longview Regional Medical Center is currently expanding to support 230 beds. A new three story tower is under construction as well as a vertical expansion of an existing tower, adding two floors. Expansion will double ICU beds, Labor/Delivery/Postpartum beds and Surgery Operating Rooms. Additional units include a Neonatal Intensive Care unit and an Oncology unit.

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Natural Gas

CenterPoint Energy and Atmos Energy provide gas service to Longview and the surrounding area. CenterPoint Energy serves approximately 4 million customers in the Southern United States and Minnesota. It is a subsidiary of Reliant Resources a provider of electricity and energy resources to wholesale and retail customers.

Atmos Energy, the largest pure natural gas distributor in the United States, delivers natural gas to 3.2 million customers. Their regulated utility services are provided to more than 1,500 communities in 12 states. Atmos Energy is known as one of the most efficient natural gas utilities in the industry. Their gains in efficiency help to better serve their customers, but never at the expense of safety or service.

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Telecommunications

Longview’s telecommunication service is made up of a fiber and copper based infrastructure operating through a locally based, fully digital switch. Virtually any telecommunication service can be offered to meet virtually any telecommunication need.

Available services include:

  • Bi-directional SONET (Synchronous Optical Network)
  • a variety of OC (Optical Carrier) solutions
  • STN (Self-healing Transport Network)
  • Native LAN (Local Area Network)
  • IP Based Networks
  • ATM (Asynchronous Transfer Mode)
  • Frame Relay
  • Frame Link
  • Digital Switch
  • DSL (Digital Subscriber Line)
  • Private and Virtual Private Networking
  • ISDN (Integrated Services Digital Network)

 

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Electricity

AEP/SWEPCO works diligently with new and existing companies in Longview to ensure they have the electrical infrastructure needed to keep their business operating efficiently.

Longview is in the Southwest Power Pool.

Due to continued regulation and AEP/SWEPCO's willingness to work with industry, Longview, Texas has some of the lowest electric rates in the nation.

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Water

Longview has an abundant supply of water, drawn from three different sources: Lake Cherokee, the Sabine River, and Lake O’ The Pines.

The City of Longview's water utility capacity is 52,000,000 gallons per day.

Average water usage is 16.5 mgd. Peak demand is 34 mgd.

Longview has sufficient water for the next century!

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Kilgore College

Founded in 1935, Kilgore College is a two-year institution offering both academic and occupational programs. The college, with campuses in Kilgore and Longview, is comprised of college transfer, occupational education, adult education, and continuing education students.

Kilgore College offers forty-six academic programs and more than forty occupational programs.

Occupational courses of study are designed to meet the growing needs of the community. Students enrolled in Occupational Courses of Study may obtain either an associate’s degree or a certificate of completion.

Kilgore College also works to prepare high school students for changing workforce needs by offering a Tech–Prep program. This program is a joint venture between secondary and post-secondary institutions and allows students to apply high school class work toward college curriculum requirements. Students enter the program their first year of high school and continue on through two years of college.

 

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Visit Kilgore College website.

 

Also within driving distance of Longview is the Texas State Technical College campus in Marshall. They offer more than seventy associate degrees ranging from chemical technology to industrial maintenance mechanics. TSTC works with local companies to develop training programs to fit the local workforce needs.

Vista College

Vista College’s Longview Campus offers a variety of programs so that students can earn a diploma or degree in one of several of the fastest expanding industries in America today. They offer both Degree and Diploma programs in several of today’s growing career fields, such as:

  • Medical Assisting Diploma
  • Medical Assisting Associate of Applied Science
  • Medical Office/Information Specialist Diploma
  • Dental Assistant Diploma
  • Business Administration Diploma
  • Business Management Associate of Applied Science
  • Network Administrator Diploma
  • Network Administrator Associate of Applied Science
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UT Tyler - Longview Campus

Since 2000 the University of Texas at Tyler has made several academic programs available to Longview area residents through the Longview University Center.

They currently offer courses in:

  • nursing
  • business
  • technology
  • liberal arts
  • math
  • sciences
  • education

 Students receive instruction from on-site professors, through Interactive Television, from the Internet or from a combination of these methods.

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Longview Community Profile - Colleges & Universities

Colleges & Universities

Other universities within driving distance of Longview include:

  •     LeTourneau University (in Longview)
  •     Stephen F. Austin State University
  •     East Texas Baptist University
  •     University of Texas at Tyler.
LeTourneau University

LeTourneau University is a nondenominational Christian university founded in 1946 that offers both two and four year degrees in technical and non-technical fields.

LeTourneau is world renowned for its program offerings in engineering, aeronautical science, computer science and business.

  • LeTourneau offers 47 baccalaureate degrees in a wide range of studies including aviation, engineering, computer science, business, biblical studies, liberal arts, and sciences.
  • LeTourneau University consistently ranks in the top tier of Master's Comprehensive Universities among "America's Best Colleges" by US News and World Report. 
  • The Research and Development Institute within LeTourneau University has worked with such clients as Westinghouse and NASA. Their areas of expertise include: design and analysis engineering, materials joining, and software development to name a few.
  • LeTourneau Aviation facilities at the East Texas Regional Airport host the latest flight simulators and 17 single-engine and multi-engine planes for student use.
  • Students typically come from all 50 states and more than 25 countries.
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Visit the LeTourneau University website.

Longview Community Profile - Colleges & Universities

Colleges & Universities

Other universities within driving distance of Longview include

  • Stephen F. Austin State University,
  • East Texas Baptist University
  • University of Texas at Tyler
  • University of Texas at Tyler, Longview Campus
North Business Park

The Longview Economic Development Corporation board of directors approved the purchase of 700 acres just north of the Longview city limits in 2007.  In March 2009 the City of Longview approved annexation of that area.  A local engineering firm, Hayes Engineering, completed the master plan for the business park and infrastructure construction began in April 2009. The North Business Park opened in July 2010.

The park's first tenant, ScanTech Instruments, began construction in August 2012.

The LEDCO is also working with the Texas Department of Transportation in planning the extension of George Richey Road from west Longview through the North Business Park to connect to US 259 on the east side of Longview.

Road, water, sewer, electricity and telecommunication infrastructure is in place. The park entrance is 1 mile from U.S. Hwy 259, a major north-south thoroughfare and sits on Judson Road (Spur 502).

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Kilgore College
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UT Tyler - Longview Campus
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Natural Gas
Telecommunications
Electricity
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Good Shepherd Medical Center
Longview Regional Hospital
Fine Arts & Cultural Heritage
Parks
East Texas Regional Airport (GGG)
Longview Business Park
North Business Park