I consider the geographical location of the Rio Grande Valley an asset for many reasons. The semi-tropical climate, longer growing season, the flora and fauna along our beautiful coastline attract tourists and winter visitors and provide us with a beautiful and affordable place to live.
Our proximity to an international border enriches our Valley communities in ways not often realized. Commerce and trade coming across the river and into the port fuel our local economy and the population from the other side of the river not only spend millions of dollars locally, but provide a market larger than our own and a workforce ready to contribute to our local and regional growth. (Click here to continue reading at The Brownsville Herald’s website)