Brownsville's industries include food processing, petrochemicals and aircraft repair. The region's economy is also bolstered by tourism, agriculture and livestock. The Port of Brownsville is a significant economic component. The largest private employers are AMFELS, Walmart and Covergys Corp.
The top employment segments in Brownsville, Texas are healthcare, education, leisure and hospitality, government, manufacturing, professional and business services, transportation, warehousing and utilities; and financial activities. About 28% of the workforce is employed in sales and office jobs. Management, professional and related occupations comprise about 21% of the workforce. Approximately 19% of the labor force has service jobs.
Details about Brownsville, Texas: Estimated median household income in 2007: $29,000. Cost of living index in 2008: 78.3. (U.S. average: 100). Adult population which has earned a bachelor's degree or better: 14%.
Brownsville's top employers:
- Brownsville ISD
- University of Texas
- Cameron County
- City of Brownsville
- Covergys Corp
- HEB Food Stores
- Valley Baptist Medical Center
- Valley Regional Medical Center
- Trico Technologies
- National Electric Coil
- Public Utilities Board
- U.S. Customs & Border Patrol
- ORC Industries
- Rich SeaPak
- International Shipbreaking
- Bro., Community Health Ctr
- U.S. Postal Service
Associations that provide assistance to local businesses include:
- Brownsville Chamber of Commerce
- Brownsville Economic Development Council
- Texas Economic Development Council
- Texas Association of Manufacturers
- Small Business Administration - Texas
Those interested in learning about local business endeavors may want to read the Brownsville Herald.