Longview Has Room for Growth!
Welcome to Longview Texas, "The Best View of Texas Lake Country” where we enjoy a vibrant local economy with unmatched recreational opportunities makes the region the perfect place to telecommute, expand a business or start a whole new venture.
In recent years the city has emerged from one of East Texas's best-kept secret. Longview received high ranks in the "100 Leading Locations for 2012: Which MSA's Rank Highest for Economic & Job Growth?" report by Area Development magazine. Out of the top 50 ranked cities overall, Longview is at No. 22. The three-county Longview metro area also added about 2,200 jobs from August 2011 to August 2012 — including 1,000 positions in the mining, logging and construction sector, which includes many energy industry jobs. Texas Workforce Commission said the leisure and hospitality industries added 300 jobs in 2011 in the Longview area, while the education and health sector and professional and the business services area each added 200 jobs in the past year.
Home sales in the Longview area are up 23.2 percent over last year, according to the Longview Area Board of Realtors. From January to June, 483 homes have sold, compared with 392 in the first half of 2011. Home prices are also up in Gregg County, although at a more modest 2 percent. The average sale price through June was $164,785.
Through the Chamber, we also promote the products and services of our local businesses, serve as advocates for our business community, encourage retail and commercial development, promote tourism opportunities and host business networking events.
The Chamber is here to become a supporter and to promote growth towards a health economic future for our community. We invite you to bring your business to the Longview area and to become a part of this vital and thriving community that is waiting to serve you.
To help your relocation efforts, our relocation department can help you with the following services:
Contact us today at:
The Longview Chamber of Commerce
Retail Development Coordinator
410 North Center Street
Longview TX 75601
The following organizations are also available to assist you:
Longview Economic Development Corporation
410 North Center Street
Longview, Texas 75601
Toll Free: 800-952-2613
City of Longview Development Services
410 S. High St.
Longview, TX 75606
Small Business Development Center
911 NW Loop 281 Ste 209
Longview, TX 75604
700 N. Pearl Street, Suite 1200
Dallas, TX 75201