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Deserving Addition To Our Great American Roads

Houston, Texas (NAPSI) - The interstate system, a post−World  War II priority of President Dwight D. Eisenhower, got a boost from the North  American Free Trade Agreement with Canada  and Mexico, and with it the dream of a new NAFTA superhighway.

That  highway is Interstate 69.

Selected by the U.S. Department of Transportation as one of six Corridors  of the Future, America’s  newest interstate, I-69, sweeps through Michigan, Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi,   Louisiana and Texas,  giving vacationers, business travelers and freight a new north-south route  through the heartland of the United    States.

An Outstanding Community

Helping lead the way is Fort Bend    County, Texas. Just  southwest of Houston near the GulfCoast,  it’s been a historic crossroads since the early exploration and settlement of   Texas and  its strategic location continues to deliver unmatched benefits to businesses  and residents.

Texas-branded I-69 shields already mark some sections of the new  interstate in Fort Bend County, where the standards for interstate  designation have been met, and more roadside shields are to come.

Innovation and Growth

“FortBendCounty  means business when it comes to enhancing transportation options,” said Jeff  Wiley, president and CEO of the Greater Fort Bend Economic Development  Council (EDC). “As we continue to grow, mobility initiatives such as I-69  remain a top priority. Fort    BendCounty  and regional leaders continue to work with state and federal authorities on  ways to keep our county moving ahead of the curve.”

In addition to transportation innovation, FortBend    County businesses drive  employment growth rated in the top 10 nationally, and the county is home to  seven of the top 24 master planned communities in the nation.

Excellent schools, affordable housing and extensive recreational  facilities have attracted families with impressive demographic profiles. This  results in a local employment base that provides relocating companies with a  diverse mix of professional, technical, skilled and unskilled labor with the  highest educational attainment levels in the region.

Where To Learn More

For more information about I-69 and FortBend    County, visit www.FortBendCounty.com or call  (281) 242-0000.