1915 Veterans Blvd.

Del Rio, TX 78840

Phone 830-775-3551

Fax 830-774-1813

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 INDUSTRY INFORMATION

Labor Analysis- Val Verde County, June 30, 2018

Labor Force - 20,753
Average Unemployment Rate 4.5%
Annual Average Number of High School Graduates - 750

Transportation

American Airlines will start servicing the Del Rio and five county region November 4, 2018.  Flights will be two dailies from Del Rio (DRT) to Dallas-Fort-Worth International airport (DFW) and beyond. The runway at DRT is 5,100 feet long and 75 feet wide and can serve executive jet aircraft.  Full aircraft services are available with rental car agencies located at the airport.  The airport has VASI on the runway and a NDB with published letdown procedures, and is also a designated Port of Entry for Customs and Immigration inspection.  For more information:  Del Rio International Airport, 1108 W. 10th St., Del Rio, TX 78840, 830-774-8538.

Freight service is provided by XPO, SMT, Stage Coach, TML, Basse.  Air Freight Service is provided by Federal Express & UPS.

Passenger service is available through AMTRAK.  For more information:  800.872.7245.

Bus line serving Del Rio are Greyhound/Trailways.  For more information call 210-270-5868 or 830-774-5634. Buses leave Stripes on Veterans twice per day.

Taxi service in Del Rio is available through City Taxi and Del Rio Taxi Service.  For more information:  City-830.775.6344, DRTS-830.775.4448

Financing

Del Rio served by five local banks and four credit unions with $690-Million in assets and can provide industrial financing.  State programs are available to qualified industry.  (See Market Snapshot for more information)

Sites

The Del Rio Chamber of Commerce maintains a list of available sites as well as existing buildings in Del Rio and Ciudad Acuña.

The Maquila Possibility

Del Rio/Ciudad Acuña is now home to over 50 Maquiladora plants, including such well-known companies as Oster, Arconic, General Electric, San Antonio Shoe Co., AlliedSignal Automotive, and Bridgestone/Firestone Del Rio Test Center, all of whom came here to avail themselves of low-priced labor, while enjoying the technology and lifestyle of the United States.

Ciudad Acuña, Coahuila, Mexico, is in the lowest wage region of Mexico.  Mexican minimum wages, for direct labor, with all fringe benefits included, have remained in the range of $1.15 to $1.35 per hour (U. S.), as the peso has been revalued in comparison with the dollar.  Major advantages to the Del Rio/Ciudad Acuña locations are short border crossing times, a minimum of union activity, and the ability to use U.S. trucks and drivers to deliver to Mexican facilities.

A "shelter" operation provides a facility, staffing, training, equipment setup and accounting.  Many companies begin operations in this manner.  Typically, these firms take over or establish their own operations in one to three years.

The true "maquila" offers the largest savings, but it requires such expertise in setup, construction, staffing and operations that most companies without experience retain a consultant.  Del Rio offers experienced, capable consultants, who have set up their own facilities and who have taken clients through each of these steps. 
They are:


Amistad Offshore Industries
Claudio Ramon

Alsup & Alsup, Inc.
Jack E. Alsup

Border Opportunity Saver Systems
Don Newton

North American Fabrication Trades Activities
Fred Morr

Larson Properties, Inc.
Frank H. Larson

 





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