The region is strategically located along the NAFTA corridor, and is easily accessible via road or air. The region is located on Interstate 35, the main north-south interstate through Texas that extends from Mexico to Canada. In addition, the other major highways in the community include: Interstate 14/US Highway 190, SH 36, SH 53 and SH 95, SH 195. Direct access to Interstate 35 positions GRAND CENTRAL TEXAS within 180 miles of 80% of Texas’ population and allows for quick access to four of the largest markets in the nation: Austin (50 minutes south), Dallas-Fort Worth (128 miles north), San Antonio (145 miles southwest) and Houston (170 miles southeast). It has the advantages of a strong supporting infrastructure and market but without problems associated with urban environment, higher costs, too-rapid growth, and difficult construction climate.