Crossroads of the Hemisphere

Brownsville is the 16th largest city in the state of Texas and the 3rd largest city on the border of Texas with Mexico on the American side. Known as the “Crossroads of the Hemisphere,” it is the only city on the border that offers five (5) methods of international transportation: water, rail, highway, air and space. Brownsville is a major industrial and manufacturing center in the Rio Grande Valley, known for its dedicated, world-class bilingual workforce and pro-business climate. The city’s well-developed infrastructure and unsurpassed quality of life make it a major international trade and logistics hub.

Foreign Trade Zone No. 62

For the third straight year, Foreign Trade Zone No. 62 (FTZ) at the Port of Brownsville ranks second in the nation for the value of exports, according to the U.S. Foreign-Trade Zones (FTZ) Board’s annual report to Congress released Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018. The port’s FTZ reported more than $3.5 billion in exported goods in 2017. Additionally, FTZ No. 62 ranked 18th nationally for the value of imports totaling more than $3.6 billion. The Port of Brownsville FTZ has consistently ranked in the top five nationally since 2012, earning the number 1 spot in the nation in 2012 and 2013. The port’s FTZ has ranked second in the list for three straight years now (2015, 2016, 2017).

Connected to the World


Connected rapidly to Houston, San Antonio, Austin, Laredo, Monterrey, Cd. Victoria, and beyond.


Veterans International Bridge

Gateway International Bridge

Brownsville & Matamoros (B&M)

Bridge Brownsville West Rail Bridge



Export: 40.1%

Import: 59.9%