Did you know Brownsville is the southernmost route in the United States to access the Mexican marketplace?

If you need to traverse the Latin American market, Brownsville is the shortest land route to any market south of the United States in the Americas. 

Brownsville is home to several international crossings, including the Gateway International Bridge, the Brownsville & Matamoros International Bridge and the Veterans International Bridge. These crossings provide an important gateway for trade and commerce between the United States and Mexico. 

Brownsville has a seaport that is managed by the Port of Brownsville, which is one of the few deepwater ports on the Gulf of Mexico. 

Additionally, the city is served by the Brownsville/South Padre Island International Airport, which provides commercial air service to several destinations in Texas. 

Brownsville is served by several railroads, including Union Pacific, Kansas City Southern and Kansas City Southern Mexico. The city is also home to the Brownsville & Rio Grande International Railway, which is a short line railroad that connects with both Union Pacific and Kansas City Southern. 

Brownsville also has a significant number of maquiladoras, which are manufacturing plants that import raw materials and components from the United States to Mexico and are brought back to the United States as finished goods. 

Overall, the unique combination of international crossings, air and sea connections, rail connections, and maquiladoras make Brownsville an important hub for transportation and commerce in the region.

Editor’s Note: The above guest column was penned by Pablo Montero, the new director of business retention and expansion for the Greater Brownsville Incentives Corporation. GBIX seeks to promote economic growth in the southernmost region of Texas by empowering a young and skilled workforce and driving innovation to the area. It promotes economic growth by working with regional and international partners in the areas of job creation, training, innovation, and manufacturing. 

Editor’s Note: The above guest column has been corrected. An earlier version of the column mistakenly attributed authorship of the guest column to GBIC interim executive director and CEO Constanza Miner. We apologize for the error.

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