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Rio South Texas Overweight Corridors
May 18, 2022
- A Strategic Location for Business Overweight Corridors in Rio South Texas Facilitate Efficient Cross-Border Trade   It’s no secret the Rio South Texas region plays an essential part in the North American supply chain. With four major interstate corridors carrying commercial trucks with raw materials, manufacturing components, and...

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Life is a Highway
April 7, 2022
- A Brief Overview of the Interstate Corridors of Rio South Texas By Faith Chua Mission, TX April 2022 — Rio South Texas is a crucial player for the North American supply chain. With 3,739,519 trucks entering the region via International Points of Entry in 2021, one wonders about the different journeys these trucks...

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Building Lasting Connections
March 10, 2022
- Taking a closer look at the bridges in the Rio Grande Valley By Faith Chua | Photo provided by Pharr International Bridge Mission, TX March 2022 — Bi-national connections define the Rio South Texas region. Following up on our previous discussion on the international bridges in the Laredo / Nuevo Laredo area, our...

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Rio South Texas: At the Heart of the North American Supply Chain
February 28, 2022
- A Closer Look at the Rio South Texas Region’s Growth in Relevance   by Faith Chua     North America represents roughly 25% of the global consumer market, and the Interstate 69 corridor, which bisects the United States north to south and connects it with Canada and Mexico,...

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Laredo Point of Entry
February 9, 2022
- Shining a Light on a Powerhouse of North American Trade   The Rio South Texas region’s wealth of assets offers much to explore, and COSTEP is here to help you navigate and shed light on them. We recently covered the history & importance of the Rio Grande/Rio...

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More than a Border
January 6, 2022
- Rio Grande vs Rio Bravo --- How the River Got Both its Names 
by Faith Chua 

The Rio Grande River has been a nexus of a rich and diverse history of culture, politics, and trade. From its original human uses as a provider of water and fertile land suited for...

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Both Oars in the Water
January 4, 2022
- How the Rio Grande River is an Everlasting Connection Between Two Countries and Their People by Faith Chua What do you think of when you hear the word "border?" The Cambridge dictionary defines it as “the line that divides one country or place from another.” The Merriam-Webster dictionary...

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COSTEP Leadership Brings Back the Latest News in the Technology and Equipment Industry 
December 2, 2021
- Rio South Texas Continues to Offer the Highest Quality to Investors  by Faith Chua   In 1963, a small group of manufacturers who supplied performance equipment for the early hot rods got together and created an organization called Speed Equipment Manufacturers Association, or SEMA for short. Their mission was to...

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Top Industries in Rio South Texas
November 10, 2021
- Rio South Texas to Exceed Investor Manufacturing and Distributions Expectations by Faith Chua       Rio South Texas is a region with dual-national properties facilitated by the USMCA, which allows enterprises to benefit from both the U.S and Mexico. The large and eager workforce in the area...

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The Best of Both Worlds
October 21, 2021
- A Deeper Look Into the Dual-Nation Feature of the Rio South Texas Region   by Faith Chua Rio South Texas, a bi-national region on the U.S.-Mexico Border, encompasses seven Texas counties and ten municipalities in the State of Tamaulipas. On the U.S. side the region spans from...

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