At the crossroads of highways US 281 and state 44, Alice is most centrally located in South Texas to connect the deepwater port of Corpus Christi with Mexico ports of entry in Laredo, McAllen and Brownsville and with the Interstate system of I 10, I 35,I 37 and I 69.
With a population of 19,104, Alice is the county seat of Jim Wells County which has a county population of 40,838. Equally important, the population of the trade area is 80,423 according to the 2010 US Census. Within Jim Wells County there is a labor force (16 years and older) of 21,358.
Alice is the Hub of the South Texas oil and gas industry with five major drilling companies, six international oilfield service companies, and an array of rental tool companies, completion and production companies and trucking companies. Currently the Eagle Ford Shale boom is bringing many new companies and workers to Alice and Jim Wells County. Many job openings exist for workers looking to train into the oilfield with good pay and benefits. Alice is rapidly growing to the next tier community.
Alice is the Hub of the South Texas health care community. The health care cluster in Alice consists of a 138 bed primary care hospital, kidney dialysis centers, heart center, cancer center, orthopedic clinic, nursing homes and rehabilitation centers.
Alice is the Hub of South Texas retail. A Super Walmart, HEB grocery, 6 banks, 5 hotels, 2 credit unions, 3 car dealerships and the Alice News Papers Inc. form the core of the Alice retail community.