2014: Port of Brownsville

Accelerating America’s Industrial Renaissance

Opportunity

On the southernmost tip of Texas, at the port of Brownsville, rails and roads and a ready workforce converge. Nearby, 40,000 acres of Texas land stand ready for industrial development, while expanded drilling in Mexico’s adjacent Burgos Basin shale formation waits only on the proper energy expertise.

Innovation

  • A 30-year lease and strategic partnership for OmniTRAX to manage the local short-line railroad.
  • Aggressive development of rail-corridor industries, modeling operational best practices from Windsor, Colorado’s Great Western Industrial Park.

Outcome

The Broe Group and OmniTRAX to develop 1,200 acres for a world-class industrial park. Target opportunities include light and heavy manufacturing, logistics, energy services, technology development and export/import warehousing.