Brownsville, Texas

Gateway to a global economy

Even in business-friendly Texas, Brownsville stands out. Capitalizing on the built-in geographic advantages of an international port and Mexican trade, Brownsville strengthened its position by developing industrial land and improving its physical infrastructure. The proof is in the product, and Brownsville delivers for businesses, averaging 5 locations and expansions every year.

What stands out

Certified Site. Just one of many sites in Brownsville that companies can choose from is the 73-acre North Brownsville Industrial Park; the rail-served certified site is subdivided into five to eight shovel-ready sites.

International Trade. No other Rio Grande Valley city can claim to be on the same international pedestal as Brownsville, which serves both international border crossings and is also linked to intercontinental commerce throughout North and South America.

Physical Infrastructure. No one can accuse Brownsville of not investing in infrastructure – interstate quality roads, new highway loop, rail, utilities, water, border crossings, and the port – all provide transportation and trade opportunities that many other communities are not able to offer. Border crossings for passenger vehicles, trucks, and rail is about as good as it gets anywhere along the U.S.-Mexico border.

Leadership. The Brownsville Economic Development Council has a highly professional and effective staff engaged in aggressive marketing, recruitment, and business retention. They are very good at connecting people and closing deals, and typically close on 5 projects a year – new and expanding locations.

Safety. Hurricanes are a perceived risk by many evaluating a Gulf Coast location. The reality is, the risk is quite low and Brownsville is in the process of documenting the history and impact to Brownsville.

Community Involvement. The Imagine Brownsville Plan is a standout - unique in its depth and scope of community involvement and buy-in.