MANUFACTURING & PRODUCTION
A launchpad for market-leading manufacturing companies in Texas, the Brownsville-Matamoros Borderplex plays a key role in the supply-chain-logistics of the North American ‘Auto Alley’. The Borderplex is home to Tier I, II, III, OEMs and leading global suppliers as well as warehousing and distributing facilities for the industry.
North American ‘Auto Alley’
A total of 50 companies form the automotive cluster in Matamoros, and that number nearly doubles when we add the existing companies operating out of Brownsville. The Borderplex’ proximity to Mexico has made the region an ideal candidate for companies seeking to supply the automotive market in Mexico, or to establish automotive manufacturing operations as stand-alone entities.
On the border by the sea, home to acres of developed business park sites and certified soft landing support services for international organizations, Brownsville is a launchpad for companies to make and move products. The world’s leading producers of everything from the first Jones Act-compliant offshore wind turbine installation vessel in U.S. history (Dominion Energy/ Keppel AmFELS), to latina owned and operated apparel (Jen Zeano Designs) to fiber and copper solutions for the communications industry (Tii Technologies), are growing Brownsville’s manufacturing industry.
Skilled & Growing Workforce
Private industry leaders and educational institutions work together in Brownsville to fill a pipeline of tomorrow’s production and engineering talent. There are eight area college and university institutions including the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, Texas Southmost College, Texas State Technical College, and South Texas College.
AmericaCare, a PPE manufacturing company in Brownsville, Texas opened its facility in 2015 and expanded in 2020 to make room for a new mask production line along with assistance from the BCIC’s StartUp Texas COVID-19 Relief program. “The Brownsville Community Improvement Corporation (BCIC) has been a terrific partner in this process. Community support and the availability of a reliable, skilled workforce are a key component in investing in any expansion,” said DR. Hanshang Lei Founder & CEO, AmericaCare. “Financing on a project like this is always critical, and the BCIC has always supported our efforts. We can always rely on them for support.”