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Brownsville: safest metro in TexasBrownsville: safest metro in Texashttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=9232015-05-27T07:30:00Z2015-05-27T00:00:00Z

BROWNSVILLE - The Brownsville Metropolitan Statistical Area has been recognized as the safest metro in the State of Texas, according to The FBI Uniform Crime Report for 2013.

From 2008 to 2012, the Brownsville MSA has experienced a 39 percent decrease in violent crimes, making it one of the safest metros not only in Texas, but also in the U.S.

Last year, Brownsville became one of ten cities in the U.S. and the only city in Texas to receive the All-America City award given by the National Civic League.

The award recognizes communities for successfully addressing pressing challenges such as housing, government innovation, job development, educational improvement and neighborhood revitalization.

Recent investments in Brownsville, valued at over $600 million, include 'SpaceX’ construction of the world’s first vertical rocket launch site.

Other important projects in Brownsville include Hunt Consolidated investing $200 million in infrastructure enhancements, and the Broe Group development of a 1,200-acre industrial park adjacent to the Port of Brownsville.

See the full "Brownsville “Recalculating Route” Spring 2015 (PDF) report.

For free data, see Brownsville Market Research and NewsTalk Brownsville.

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