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Opportunities in space and aeronautical technologies are soaring high in South Texas! Your business could be directly connected to a major airport as well as other transportation infrastructure, by locating in Harlingen, Texas.

The Harlingen Aerotropolis

The Harlingen Aerotropolis is a 479-acre, shovel-ready site adjacent to the airport. It has been designated as a Certified Site by McCallum Sweeney Consultants, one of the world’s leading site selection and economic consulting firms.

The site is a premier manufacturing destination in South Texas. The development plan for the Aerotropolis incorporates a mixed use for the property that includes manufacturing, warehouse, office and retail purposes. In addition, logistics, transportation and other industries will be able to take advantage of its strategic location. Raudel Garza, manager and CEO for the Harlingen EDC states that the proximity of the Aerotropolis to the Port of Harlingen, the Port of Brownsville, State Highway 550, the Los Indios Free Trade Bridge and the Valley International Airport makes it the ideal location for both local and global manufacturing companies. “Harlingen is located in the middle of the Rio Grande Valley, one of the fastest growing regions in the United States. Where else can you enjoy a great quality of life, low cost of living, and a year-round tropical climate? Over four hundred manufacturers have already discovered that in South Texas and Northern Mexico.”

Space & Beyond

United Launch Alliance, an American spacecraft launch service provider that manufactures and operates a number of rocket vehicles that are capable of launching spacecraft into orbits around Earth and to other bodies in the solar system, is already a partner of the Valley International Airport and is located adjacent to the Aerotropolis. “We were looking for a place with very high quality workers, with a great cost of doing business and with a community that was very supportive. In Harlingen, we found all three,” said Dan Collins, Chief Operating Officer with United Launch Alliance.

The Harlingen Aerotropolis is home to the new aerospace cluster in South Texas. With SpaceX building a new launch facility in Brownsville, and United Launch Alliance building rocket components in Harlingen, the Harlingen Aerotropolis is well-positioned to be the next home for the aeronautical and aerospace industry in South Texas.