The Ports-to-Plains Alliance, based in Lubbock, Texas, is a non-profit, non-partisan, community-driven advocacy group led by mayors, councilpersons, economic development officials, business and other opinion leaders from ten U.S. states served by a nine-state, 2,300-plus mile economic development corridor between Mexico and Canada. In the U.S. these communities reach from Texas on the south to North Dakota and Montana on the north. The corridor extends into the energy and agriculture rich areas in Canada. The Government of Alberta joins many communities in Alberta and Saskatchewan looking to expand infrastructure serving the economic needs of their regions and the whole of the Ports-to-Plains Corridor. In Mexico development is taking place connecting the Texas/Mexico border in communities along the corridor stretching to the Ports of Mazatlán on the west coast of Mexico.
Over the past decade and a half, Ports-to-Plains Alliance members have seen billions in federal and state funding for road improvements in the Ports-to-Plains region. Today, we continue to collaborate with our federal and state leaders, partners in Canada and Mexico, and industry partners, to deliver the infrastructure, food, fiber and fuel that secure the quality of life of America's great cities. Click here to see the current status of the highway infrastructure.
The corridor serves North America’s energy heartland including the oils sands in Alberta, Bakken, Niobrara, Permian, Cline, Eagle Ford and emerging Mexico energy plays. At the same time, we embrace America's new energy economy, and are capitalizing upon wind power, biofuels and other innovation sectors to renew one of America's greatest legacies, the rural heartland.