San Benito is minutes away from the Free Trade International Bridge at Los Indios, connecting San Benito with the Mexican border cities of Matamoros, Reynosa, Valle Hermoso, and the interior industrial city of Monterrey.
This modern port of entry, partially owned by San Benito, is thriving under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA.)
Maquiladoras, free trade zone factories that import duty and tariff-free materials for finishing and export, have cultivated the growth of manufacturing plants and the produce shipping industry in and around San Benito.
Proximity to the Free Trade International Bridge continues to bolster economic development, commercial ventures, and continued growth for San Benito.
Official designation of 67 miles of roadway located in Cameron, Willacy, and Hidalgo Counties as I-69 occurred in 2013. The overall I-69 project stretches 1,600 miles from Texas to Michigan and provides a critical corridor for moving freight. To date, a 53 mile portion of US-77, which runs directly through San Benito on its way to Houston from Mexico, is designated as I-69E. (www.txdot.gov)