Anzalduas Business Park is in Hidalgo County, located in the McAllen-Edinburg-Mission
Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA). The McAllen MSA encompasses 1,583 sq. mi. and is ranked the sixth most populated metropolitan area in the state of Texas. It is also part of the transnational metropolitan area of Reynosa-McAllen. The metropolitan area is located at the southern tip of Texas on the Rio Grande River, approximately 70 miles west of South Padre Island and the Gulf of Mexico. The McAllen-Edinburg-Mission area is one of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the United States. The introduction of the North American Free Trade Association led to a boom in international trade, cross-border commerce with Mexico, and healthcare
Mission Texas occupies the western portion of the McAllen MSA, the fastest-growing MSA’s in Texas. The tremendous growth in population and investments in the Mission area are happening now! In addition to the 1 million inhabitants on the American side of the Rio Grande River, Mission, Texas is just minutes north of the 2 million residents of Reynosa and Matamoros, popular manufacturing centers in Northern Mexico.
Produce imports from Mexico are a major source of economic activity in the Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas. The United States imported $12.9 billion of produce and products from Mexico during 2017, including fresh, frozen and processed fruits, vegetables, and nuts. About 98 percent of these imports entered the United States by land ports between Mexico and Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and California. When considering only fresh fruits and vegetables, which is nearly ninety percent of the total, imports totaled $11.7 billion. These imports were shipped in 475,207 forty- thousand-pound truckloads. About 49.5 percent of U.S. fresh fruit and vegetable imports from Mexico entered through Texas land ports, arriving in 235,228 truckloads and worth $6.3 billion. The most active single port for fresh produce imports from Mexico in 2017 was Pharr, Texas with 155,422 truckloads followed closely by Nogales, Arizona with 153,314 truckloads. Otay Mesa, California (51,783 truckloads) and Laredo, Texas (46,488 truckloads) rounded out the top four.