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Conroe is conveniently located on Interstate 45, only 40 miles north of Houston. Interstate 10 and an array of state highways and US highways serve this area. Dallas is 200 miles to the north, The Woodlands is only 10 minutes to the south, and Austin and San Antonio are both comfortable drives to the west.

Plus, many of our local companies simply find a Central Time Zone location to be an advantage.

Lone Star Executive Airport

Private and Corporate pilots flying into Lone Star Executive Airport in Conroe (KCXO) will find a 6,000-foot by 150-foot primary runway with a full instrument approach system. The airport also features an air traffic control tower, a 5,000 foot crosswind runway, GPS approaches and full aviation services at the Lone Star Executive Airport. Located just 30 miles north of George Bush Intercontinental Airport, KCXO is home to multiple businesses that provide all the services needed by business and pleasure flyers, including three full-service FBO’s, aircraft repair and avionics shops, aircraft parking canopy, flight schools, in-hangar overnight aircraft parking, aircraft catering, crew and conference facilities, rental car arrangements, charter service and sales. A U.S. Customs facility is planned for construction in 2015.

Commercial Air Travel

Commercial air travel is available 30 minutes to the south at the George Bush Intercontinental Airport Houston (IAH). IAH is presently served by 21 scheduled passenger airlines in addition to numerous passenger charter airlines also operate through the airport.

In 2013, nearly 40 million passengers were served by Houston’s largest airport. This convenient passenger gateway is the largest hub for United Airlines as well as numerous other carriers that offer nearly 200 domestic and international destinations through nonstop flights from IAH.

An expanding portfolio of air routes and destinations promise to keep Bush Intercontinental Airport as the South Central United States’ air transportation gateway to the world.

Leading air cargo and package express carriers also serve IAH.

Rail Service

Rail service is provided by the Burlington Northern Santa Fe for east/west shipping and by the Union Pacific Railway for materials going north or south.

Ship Channel

Shipping by sea is another possibility in Conroe. Conroe is located 45 miles north of the tenth largest tonnage port in the world, the Port of Houston. The Port of Houston is ranked first in the United States in foreign waterborne commerce and second in total tonnage. International trade is brought closer to home through Conroe’s proximity to this world-class port.