Laredo, Texas, United States

Economy | Trade | Economy : Retail : Top employers

🇺🇸 Laredo is a city in and the county seat of Webb County, Texas, United States, on the north bank of the Rio Grande in South Texas, across from Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, Mexico. Laredo has the distinction of flying seven flags. Founded in 1755, Laredo grew from a village to the capital of the brief Republic of the Rio Grande to the largest inland port on the Mexican border. Laredo's economy is based on international trade with Mexico. Many major transportation companies have a facility in Laredo. The city is on the southern end of I-35, which makes it close to the manufacturers in northern Mexico. It has four international bridges and one railway bridge.

The city is the 10th-most populous city in Texas and third-most populated U.S. city on the Mexican border, after San Diego, California, and El Paso, Texas. Its metropolitan area is the 178th-largest in the U.S. and includes all of Webb County. Laredo is also part of the cross-border Laredo–Nuevo Laredo Metropolitan Area.

Laredo is notable for its high Hispanic proportion, which at over 95%, is the highest proportion of Hispanic Americans out of any city in the United States outside of Puerto Rico. Because of this, it is one of the least ethnically diverse cities in the United States. When economic, household, and social diversity are considered, Laredo is the 19th-least diverse of the 313 largest cities in the nation.

Texas A&M International University and Laredo College are in Laredo. Laredo International Airport is within the Laredo city limits, while the Quetzalcoatl International Airport is nearby in Nuevo Laredo on the Mexican side.

The biggest festival, Washington's Birthday Celebration, is held during the later part of January and the majority of February, attracting hundreds of thousands of tourists.

Economy South Texas banking institutions in Laredo include Falcon International Bank, International Bank of Commerce, and Texas Community Bank.

Laredo is the largest inland port in the United States, and Nuevo Laredo the largest in Latin America. This is due to their respective locations, served by Interstate Highway 35 / Mexican Federal Highway 85, the effects of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), dozens of twin assembly plants on the Mexican side, and dozens of import export agencies to expedite trade. In January 2014, the Laredo customs district processed "$20 billion in two-way trade with Mexico", about half that for the entire US with Mexico for the month. Laredo is a shopping destination for Mexican shoppers from Northern Mexico. In 2015 the San Antonio Express-News reported the number of Mexican shoppers has declined due to drug war-related violence in Nuevo Laredo.

Trade More than 47 percent of United States international trade headed for Mexico and more than 36 percent of Mexican international trade crosses through the Laredo port of entry. Laredo's economy revolves around commercial and industrial warehousing, import, and export. As a major player in international trade, the Laredo area benefited from passage of the North American Free Trade Agreement, which has encouraged trade. The Laredo port of entry consists of four international bridges (with a proposed fifth one) crossing the Rio Grande into the Mexican states of Tamaulipas and Nuevo León.

Economy: Retail Retail sales attract shoppers from Northern Mexico and South Texas. There is one indoor shopping mall in Laredo, Mall del Norte, The Outlet Shoppes at Laredo, and another has not progressed past planning: Laredo Town Center, part of downtown redevelopment. There are dozens of shopping centers. The Streets of Laredo Urban Mall is an association created by businesses on Iturbide Street in the San Agustin historical district to beautify and renovate the area, which has a pedestrian scale. • Mall Del Norte 1,198,199 sq ft (111,316.3 m²) • The Outlet Shoppes at Laredo, 380,000 sq ft (35,000 m²) owned by Horizon Group Properties, opened March 2017 with as many as seventy-seven stores, including Banana Republic, Tommy Hilfiger, Michael Kors, Brooks Brothers, OshKosh B'Gosh, Old Navy, New York and Company, and Kay Jewelers. • Streets of Laredo Urban Mall

Economy: Top employers United Independent School District, Education; Laredo Independent School District, Education; City of Laredo, Government; Laredo Sector Border Patrol, Immigration; H-E-B, Grocery; Webb County, Government; Laredo Medical Center, Health care; Texas A&M International University, Education; McDonald's, Food; Walmart, Retail; Concentrix (formerly Convergys), Call Center; Doctors Hospital, Health Care; International Bank of Commerce, Financial Services; Stripes Convenience Stores, Retail/Convenience; Laredo Energy Arena, Entertainment; Falcon International Bank, Financial Services.

Laredo, Texas, United States 
<b>Laredo, Texas, United States</b>
Image: Not home

Laredo was ranked #232 by the Nomad List which evaluates and ranks remote work hubs by cost, internet, fun and safety. Laredo has a population of over 262,491 people. Laredo also forms part of the wider Laredo-Nuevo Laredo metropolitan area which has a population of over 636,516 people. Laredo is the #366 hipster city in the world, with a hipster score of 2.0086 according to the Hipster Index which evaluates and ranks the major cities of the world according to the number of vegan eateries, coffee shops, tattoo studios, vintage boutiques, and record stores.

To set up a UBI Lab for Laredo see: Twitter:

Twin Towns, Sister Cities Laredo has links with:

🇲🇽 Acámbaro, Mexico 🇲🇽 Campeche, Mexico 🇲🇽 Cerralvo, Mexico 🇨🇳 Chenzhou, China 🇲🇽 Ciénega de Flores, Mexico 🇲🇽 Ciudad Valles, Mexico 🇲🇽 Cuernavaca, Mexico 🇲🇽 General Escobedo, Mexico 🇲🇽 General Terán, Mexico 🇲🇽 Guadalajara, Mexico 🇲🇽 Guadalupe, Mexico 🇳🇿 Hutt, New Zealand 🇲🇽 Irapuato, Mexico 🇲🇽 Jerez, Mexico 🇨🇷 La Cruz, Costa Rica 🇲🇽 Lampazos de Naranjo, Mexico 🇪🇸 Laredo, Spain 🇲🇽 Lázaro Cárdenas, Mexico 🇲🇽 León, Mexico 🇲🇽 Los Herreras, Mexico 🇲🇽 Mexticacán, Mexico 🇲🇽 Monclova, Mexico 🇲🇽 Montemorelos, Mexico 🇦🇺 Murray Bridge, Australia 🇲🇽 Nuevo Laredo, Mexico 🇲🇽 Papantla, Mexico 🇦🇷 San Antonio de Areco, Argentina 🇲🇽 San Miguel de Allende, Mexico 🇹🇼 Tainan, Taiwan 🇲🇽 Tepatitlán de Morelos, Mexico 🇲🇽 Tijuana, Mexico 🇲🇽 Tlahualilo, Mexico 🇲🇽 Tonalá, Mexico 🇲🇽 Torreón, Mexico 🇲🇽 Veracruz, Mexico 🇨🇳 Wenzhou, China 🇨🇳 Wuwei, China 🇨🇳 Zixing, China
Text Atribution: Wikipedia Text under CC-BY-SA license | Hipster Index | Nomad

Antipodal to Laredo is: 80.508,-27.51

Locations Near: Laredo -99.4919,27.5104

🇲🇽 Nuevo Laredo -99.672,27.479 d: 18.1  

🇺🇸 Rio Grande City -98.817,26.367 d: 143.7  

🇲🇽 Piedras Negras -100.517,28.7 d: 166.2  

🇲🇽 Salinas Victoria -100.3,25.967 d: 189.5  

🇺🇸 Mission -98.323,26.214 d: 185  

🇺🇸 Edinburg -98.161,26.299 d: 188.6  

🇺🇸 McAllen -98.229,26.203 d: 191.9  

🇲🇽 Apodaca -100.189,25.781 d: 204.4  

🇲🇽 Reynosa -98.278,26.092 d: 198.4  

🇺🇸 Pharr -98.187,26.175 d: 197  

Antipodal to: Laredo 80.508,-27.51

🇲🇺 Mahébourg 57.7,-20.407 d: 17571.3  

🇲🇺 Centre de Flacq 57.718,-20.2 d: 17563.8  

🇲🇺 Rivière du Rempart 57.633,-20.05 d: 17548.9  

🇲🇺 Curepipe 57.517,-20.317 d: 17549.7  

🇲🇺 Vacoas-Phoenix 57.493,-20.3 d: 17546.7  

🇲🇺 St Pierre 57.517,-20.217 d: 17545.3  

🇲🇺 Moka 57.496,-20.219 d: 17543.4  

🇲🇺 Quatre Bornes 57.479,-20.266 d: 17543.9  

🇲🇺 Mauritius 57.499,-20.162 d: 17541.1  

🇲🇺 Port-Louis 57.496,-20.165 d: 17541  

Bing Map

Option 1