The IIPOD is a public-private partnership, serving as a third phase of regional intermodal development (building off of DFW Airport and AllianceTexas). It is a key driver in making Dallas the nation’s premier logistics and distribution center. IIPOD is a catalyst for Southern Sector investment, job growth and development of sustainable communities, with a goal of increasing the local tax base and employment.
Located in Southern Dallas County, the entire project’s impact area covers 234,000 acres and encompasses ten municipalities. The project takes advantage of the region’s superior transportation infrastructure, which includes five interstate highways and two Class I railroads (Union Pacific and Burlington Northern Santa Fe), and is focused at the confluence of Interstates 35, 45, 20 and the future Loop 9.
As envisioned, when completed, the project will serve as a prominent inland port, with enhanced security (through technology) to facilitate the customs process and expanded Foreign Trade Zone acreage. The total project is estimated to take 30 plus years to complete.
Multiple developers have projects underway in the IIPOD area. To see a map of the developers’ properties, see the maps page. For more information on the on-going IIPOD warehousing and distribution projects, please contact the developers directly.
Foreign Trade Zones
A Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) is a federal designation that allows goods imported to the trade zone to be considered outside of the United States for Customs purposes. The area is designated by the U.S. Department of Commerce, and is secured by U.S. Customs.
The designation can provide some substantial benefits to the user, including duty-free treatment or lower duty rates, the avoidance of tariff inversion (duties on parts can be greater than duties on the whole item) and time savings from consolidating weekly record-keeping per user.
The IIPOD region has multiple FTZ locations. Please contact the individual developer for more information on availability within the FTZ. To see which areas in IIPOD are designated as Foreign Trade Zones, please see the Maps page.