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Pros

-Cost of living
-Strong job growth
-Historic core

Cons

-Unattractive and industrial areas
-Low educational attainment
-Hot climate


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Once the classic Old West town, modern Laredo is now the largest and most active port of entry to the United States in the Rio Grande Valley. Numerous border-zone manufacturing plants have sprung up since the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) came about in the early 1990’s. The four border crossing bridges are busy with truck and container traffic to Nuevo Laredo in Mexico, and rail and air cargo carriers have extensive operations. The area is known for having a pro-business environment.


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Quick Facts About Laredo


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Laredo is 4.80 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Laredo jobs have Increased by 1.47 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Laredo's cost of living is 15.30% Lower than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Laredo's population is 255,473 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 107.87 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 33 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Laredo is $117,200. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 15.12%.
    SCHOOLS
    Laredo public schools spend $8,550 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 17.3 students per teacher in Laredo.

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  7/10/2016
Economy / Jobs

The only occupation that is growing, in my opinion, is the transportation / trucking industry. I worked in that field for 18 yrs. and take it from me, unless you are the... (Read More)

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  7/10/2016
HOT-----HOTTER------and as FLUFFY would say-------

If you like DRY, ARID HEAT, Laredo is for you. Now I'm not talking beach heat with a warm tropical breeze blowing over the palm trees and toseling your hair as you play... (Read More)

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  12/21/2012
Lacks diversity

Laredo could be a better city if only it embraced a diverse population. It could grow into a beautiful and attrative if it did that and built the infrastructures that... (Read More)

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