Matamoros is the eastern-most Port-of-Entry from Mexico into the U.S. and one of the most important. Matamoros is a rapidly growing community of over 500,000, with an additional floating population of 200,000 or more.
Matamoros is the 39th largest city in Mexico and anchors the second largest metropolitan area in the state of Tamaulipas.
The Matamoros economy is the fastest growing in all of Mexico, based on International trade. In recent years Matamoros has become a significant manufacturing region, particularly in the automotive industry, with assembly plants for General Motors, Ford, Chrysler, BMW, Mercedes-Benz and several others