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Dallas Logistics Hub Grand Opening Set for Southern Dallas County

April 10, 2007

Friday is set to be an exciting day for Dallas County, most notably the southern portion of the county.

April 13, 2007 will mark the grand opening of the Dallas Logistics Hub. The Allen Group will host an opening ceremony for the facility on Friday from 10:00 a.m. to noon at the Lancaster Municipal Airport, 730 Ferris Road in Lancaster.

According to the press release, the Dallas Logistics Hub is the largest new logistics park under development in North America, with 6,000 acres master-planned for the development of 60 million square feet of distribution, manufacturing, office and retail uses.

The release also proclaims the facility’s unique intermodal, rail, and highway access positions Southern Dallas County as the premier trade hub in the Southwestern United States. At full build out, The Dallas Logistics Hub will create approximately 31,000 direct and 32,000 indirect jobs, and increase the tax base for Dallas, Lancaster, Wilmer, and Hutchins by $2.4 billion.

Scheduled to speak at the grand opening are U.S. Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson, Texas Secretary of State Roger Williams, State Representative Helen Giddings, and Dallas Mayor Laura Miller.

Driving through Wilmer on I-45 or into Lancaster south off 20, you can see pieces of the puzzle beginning to come together. I’ve been reading about this facility for a while, and this seems to be a good opportunity for the citizens of these communities.

Stay tuned for more on “the Hub” in the weeks to come.