Brownsville is located southeast of Harlingen
on the United States/Mexico border along US 83 on the banks of the Rio Grande
River near the Gulf of Mexico.
In Cameron County, Brownsville is Texas' southernmost city, and is part of the Brownsville-Harlingen-San Benito, Texas metro area.
Brownsville is the sixth fastest growing manufacturing region in the United States, according to a national ranking by Industry Week Magazine. The same survey rates Brownsville 55th out of 310 metropolitan areas nationwide as a good place to do business - the highest rating of any border city.