The Brownsville area is redefining the future by its proactivity and innovation approach towards more economic development.

Advanced Manufacturing

Several companies in Brownsville use innovative technologies to create existing products and the creation of new products. Advanced manufacturing can include production activities that depend upon information, automation, computation, software, sensing, and networking.

Aerospace & Technology

Food Processing

In operation since 1950 in Brownsville, Rich’s is a global leader in the food processing industry.  Brownsville residents have been producing high-quality food with second and third-generation family members currently employed at their facility.  They have been so successful, that they recently added an additional production line and expanded their facility and added employees.  Altogether, nine brands and over 90 food items are processed here in Brownsville, Texas.

Renewable Energy

AYPA Power, a Blackstone portfolio company, developer, owner, and operator of energy storage, renewables, and microgrids in North America, has signed an option to lease with the City of Brownsville. Their focus is to construct and install battery energy storage facilities and other solar photovoltaic electric generation facilities in connection with the generation, storage, conversion and or distribution of electric energy on three(3) acres of land at the Brownsville Air + Space Campus.

Retail, Hospitality & Tourism

The city welcomed over 13,000 businesses between 2019- 2021 in the Retail and Service Sector. Now open in Brownsville: Tesla Service & Delivery Center, La Maquila artisan wholesales, Hobby Lobby, artisan chocolate Raw Xocolat, McAlister’s Deli, high-end market Mercato & Co and fueling station, Nothing BundtCakes, Kuyashii Ramen, SPEC’S Liquor, and The Human Bean Coffee, Black Bear diner.

  • The City of Brownsville has a total of 32 hotels/motels, which provide over 2,200 rooms ready to accommodate its guests.
  • The Event Center includes a 13,530 SF Ballroom and 1,200 SF of meeting space capable of accommodating multiple events of all sizes