BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS: A GLOBALLY CONNECTED COMMUNITY
The Brownsville-Matamoros Borderplex region offers a world of opportunities for the local and foreign investor. Brownsville is located on the southernmost tip of Texas, separated by the Rio Grande River from its Mexican sister city, Matamoros, Tamaulipas. The area has become a hub for international trade and commerce due to its ideal geographic location, solid infrastructure and logistics, valuable resources, pro-business climate, a young and skilled workforce on both sides of the border, low labor costs, and the region’s overall low cost of living.
The Brownsville Metropolitan Statistical Area has been recognized as the safest metro in the state of Texas, according to FBI data released in January 2015.
A safe community provides a vibrant environment for many aspects of the city, including recreation, health and economic development. This pro-business environment has helped Brownsville be recognized by WalletHub.com as one of the best cities to start a business and one of the most recession recovered communities in the U.S.
Recent investments in Brownsville, valued at over $600 million, include SpaceX’ construction of the world’s first vertical rocket launch site. According to Elon Musk, founder of the company, the capital investment for this project exceeds $100 million. Other important projects in Brownsville include Hunt Consolidated investing $200 million in infrastructure enhancements, and the Broe Group development of a 1,200 acre industrial park adjacent to the Port of Brownsville.
In addition to the countless business and investment opportunities, the Brownsville-Matamoros region presents a hybrid of two cultures and languages that make this place unique and exciting. Both cities are historically rich and passionate about the arts, culture, and education. With a year-round pleasant climate and close proximity to water allowing for most kinds of sports and outdoor activities, it is no wonder why people consider Brownsville to be the perfect place to live, learn, work, and play.