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Port of Brownsville Signs Westa as Tenant

[ May 23, 2024   //   ]

The Port of Brownsville has secured the first tenant, Westa Inc., at the port’s new 118-acre business park.
Westa Inc., a major player in the agricultural industry, will invest US$20 million to establish an advanced wheat flour mill and wheat storage silos at the Port of Brownsville. The company will develop more than 10 acres at the business park, located right at the turning basin of the Brownsville Ship Channel. Once operational, the facility will employ 120 people.
“We are excited to welcome Westa Inc. to the Port of Brownsville Business Park and look forward to more announcements as we continue to attract diverse industries to our region,” said Brownsville Navigation District Chairman Esteban Guerra. “As the port’s business portfolio expands, these increased private investments indicate the port’s substantial role in fueling economic development and fostering innovation for the Rio Grande Valley.”
This regional collaboration brought together key stakeholders that made the new agreement possible including representatives from the Port of Brownsville, Westa Inc, and the Council for South Texas Economic Progress.

Breaking ground for tenant Westa’s flour mill: (from left) Adam Gonzalez, CEO, COSTEP; Zaur Kafkas, CEO, Westa Inc.; William Dietrich, interim port director and CEO, Port of Brownsville; and Brownsville Navigation District Commissioners Esteban Guerra (chairman); Ralph Cowen (vice-chairman); John Reed; Sergio Tito Lopez; and John Wood (secretary).

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