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Stafford, Texas
Stafford, Texas
For manufacturers looking to relocate or start up near Houston, Stafford offers no property tax and low sales taxes compared to neighboring communities. Current residents include Texas Instruments, whose Stafford plant builds semiconductors and microelectronics, and Ion Geophysical, a maker of seismic data equipment. But there's plenty of room for more, according to Jeff Wiley, president of the Fort Bend County Economic Development Corporation. Stafford offers miles and miles of undeveloped land - perfect for building your next warehouse.

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Last updated March 26 2008: 11:47 AM ET