• Laredo is the number one in-land port in the nation.
• Port of Laredo handles 42% of all U.S. trade with Mexico.
• In 2011, Laredo saw $215 Billion in trade with the world. This figure is expected to be surpassed in 2012.
• Laredo is expected to be the number one job creator by 2022.
In 2011, the city of Laredo had 215 Billion dollars of trade cross over our international bridges. The city remains the number one in-land port in America handling an astonishing 42% of all trade with Mexico.
Each year new innovations are spurred by the increasing demand in business which further bolsters the local economy. This economic boom is projected to nearly double the amount of trade in 2012.
A recent economic analysis by Woods & Pool Economics, Inc. states that Laredo will lead the nation in percentage of job gains over the next decade. Laredo is projected to add jobs at the rate of 2.5% per year, bringing the workforce to over 145,000 by the year 2022, much of the gain will be related to the Eagle Ford Shale play.
This type of economic progress and positive job growth would not be possible if the city were burdened with high crime rates.
Laredo, while being a powerhouse in international trade, maintains a small town sensibility. Visitors have enjoyed a tranquil environment and welcoming hospitality that is unmatched. The Laredo experience maintains a safe and positive one.