US Gulf Coast ports and industrial distribution hubs will be the prime beneficiaries of US firms shifting supply chains from China due to disruptions from the coronavirus pandemic and higher tariffs from the US-China trade war.

This is according to a report published last week by real estate and logistics services giant CBRE Inc.

An added boost is likely to come from the new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), which took effect July 1.

“Galveston County (and the Houston region) offers unsurpassed logistics capacity, available land for industrial and manufacturing development, lower rents, and access to the hardest working and fastest growing population in the country,” said Dane Carlson, Director of Economic Development for Galveston County Texas.