BROWNSVILLE, RIO GRANDE VALLEY – The Port of Brownsville added 847 jobs in the first ten months of 2017, the Navigation District Commissioner Ralph Cowen announced.
The uptick in economic activity coincides with a report to congress showing that Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) No. 62 at the Port of Brownsville ranks second in the U.S. for the value of exports during 2016.
FTZ No. 62 is administered by the Port of Brownsville and includes magnet sites at:
The FTZ reported more than $2.8 billion in exported goods in 2016.
Additionally, the FTZ ranked 25th nationally for the value of imports totaling more than $2.5 billion.
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