Discover the location advantages Del Rio offers your business
Despite being located at the U.S./Mexico border, Del Rio has an advantageous central location for businesses. Quality highway systems allow freight service to reach San Antonio and Laredo in less than three hours, while the Ports to Plains Corridor opens up options throughout the United States. The Del Rio International Bridge provides access to Mexico and the maquila industries in Ciudad Acuña. A maquiladora is a manufacturing operation in Mexico that can export manufactured goods to the U.S. and present the advantages of duty-free and tariff-free imports of raw materials, machinery and equipment.
With a location offering access to two countries, Del Rio provides businesses the opportunity to hire quality workers from more than just one region. The abundant, productive and bilingual workforce makes Del Rio an outstanding business or industrial location.
Del Rio is known for its air service resources. Located just outside Del Rio, Laughlin Air Force Base is the largest pilot training base in the U.S. Air Force. The Texas Comptroller reported direct employment of nearly 4,000 individuals at the base in 2019. Of that total, more than 1,300 were civilians in various roles. The base contributed more than $2 billion to the Texas economy in 2019. Inside the city is the Del Rio International Airport, with daily commercial flights offered by American Airlines to the Dallas Fort Worth International Airport.