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Highlight: Port of Brownsville in Texas Receives $1.8 Million to Make Infrastructure Improvements that are Expected to Help Create Over 700 Manufacturing-Related Jobs

Last month, the Port of Brownsville, Texas received a $1.8 million EDA investment to make infrastructure improvements. The Port is an important pillar of the Lower Rio Grande Valley Region of Texas. It is a deep-water seaport, which provides linkage between the road networks of nearby Mexico and the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway of Texas. The investment will improve and expand marine delivery and shipment operations to attract new companies to the region. The project is expected to create 700 jobs over the next five years and spur $3 million in private investment.

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Founded in 1936 and currently the only deep-water port located on the U.S.-Mexico border, the Port of Brownsville handles a wide variety of cargo including steel products, liquid, break bulk, and dry bulk commodities. With the facilities and knowledge to handle international cargo, the port facilitates efficient movement of goods between the United States and Mexico. This enables the promotion of international and retail trade, tourism, and manufacturing along the U.S.-Mexico border.

With the help of EDA’s investment, the port will now be better able to assist partners in the ship building industry and future companies with their construction and cargo operations needs. New economic opportunities at the Port of Brownsville will diversify capabilities and opportunities, increase the Rio Grande Valley’s economic vitality, and help expand the U.S. manufacturing industry.

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