That’s what people say once they realize Harlingen’s strategic location at the literal crossroads of Mexico and North America.
Running through Harlingen are Interstates 69E (North-south highway) connecting Harlingen with Brownsville to the south, Corpus Christi to the north, and even the major Texas metropolises of San Antonio and Houston - I-2 (West) which connects to McAllen and ultimately to Laredo and even El Paso. I-2 also connects directly to I-69C running north into Texas and south into Mexico.
Harlingen’s North American Free Trade Bridge connects the maquila manufacturing centers of Matamoros and Reynosa Mexico with South Texas. It features a cold storage inspection facility and it’s rural location, with major highway connections, offers streamlined logistics into the U.S.and Mexico. The Free Trade Commerce Center, a 750 acre industrial park located adjacent to the bridge, is a foreign trade zone
15 minutes from the North American Free Trade Bridge, the Harlingen Industrial Park is where shippers converge to have their goods organized and efficiently distributed to the world.
Union Pacific is the rail freight connection with a local terminal and switching yard in Harlingen.
The Valley International Airport and Harlingen Airpark are the direct connection to the world for air freight.
The Port of Harlingen is on the Arroyo Colorado river, accommodating industrial barge shipping all the way to the Gulf of Mexico.
From Harlingen, shippers easily connect with every major market by air, sea, rail and land.