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Contact

Matthias Z. Ruszczak Executive Director
 

www.riosouthtexas.com matt@riosouthtexas.com 001-956-647-7832
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Rio South Texas Economic Council

Rio South Texas

2 Countries, 1 Region, Many Choices

Situated on the sunny shores of the Gulf of Mexico and fertile banks of the Rio Grande, the Rio South Texas region is home to approximately 3 Million people, over 1.3 Million of which reside on the northern riverbank in the U.S, and approximately 1.5 Million who live on the southern riverbank in Mexico. The median age in Rio South Texas is below 30, and 13 international bridges connect both riverbanks. The region has multi-modal infrastructure consisting of interstate highways, multiple airports, commercial rail service, a deep-water sea port, the Gulf Intercostal Waterway, cross-border pipelines, and SpaceX. The Rio South Texas region's location on the U.S.-Mexico Border also gives companies access to each riverbank‘s cost benefits, the region’s Free Trade Zones, as well as markets around the world via free trade agreements with 60 different countries.

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Rio South Texas Economic Council

Community Profile

Population

1,321,814 (U.S. side (median age: 29))

1,420,507

(Mexico side (median age: 26))

GDP per Capita

22,444 $ (in communities on U.S. side)

Workforce

534,836

(in communities on U.S. side)

555,966

(in communities on Mexico side)

Focus Industries

Advanced Manufacturing, Automotive, Energy, Food / Beverage Processing, Healthcare / Medical Devices / Life Sciences / Pharma, Warehousing / Distribution / Logistics

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Rio South Texas Economic Council

Matthias Z. Ruszczak Executive Director

www.riosouthtexas.com matt@riosouthtexas.com 001-956-647-7832

List of European Companies who have already invested

Name Industry No. of Employees
 BSN Medical (owned by Essity) (Sweden) Manufacturing: Orthopedic Products 600
Esselte (Luxembourg) Manufacturing: Office Products 420
 Laird Technologies (United Kingdom) Manufacturing: Antennas & Batteries 400
 Kern-Liebers (Germany) Manufacturing: Strip Springs & Wire Springs 400
Schneider Electric (France) Manufacturing: Electronics 350