Brownsville-Harlingen Area

Business Climate

  • Major Business Clusters: Manufacturing, Transportation

  • Major Employers: All Star Metals, ESCO Marine, H.E.B. Stores, Keppel Amfels, National Electric Coil, Rich SeaPak, Trico Products, Worldwide Digital

Metro Area/Talent

  • Region Population: 475,631

  • Workforce Population: 157,700

  • Higher Education: Texas Southmost College, Texas State Technical College, The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley


  • Interstate Highways: I-2

  • Airports: Harlingen Valley International, BrownsvilleSouth Padre Island International

  • Seaports: Port of Brownsville
  • Railroad Carriers: Brownsville and Rio Grande International Railroad (BRG)
  • Foreign Trade Zones: One - No. 62 Brownsville

Counties and Quick Links

Cameron County:  BrownsvilleHarlingen

Sources: Metropolitan Areas, Office of the Governor Economic Development & Tourism, Texas Health and Human Services, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, Texas Workforce Commission