Having the largest inland port in the United States, the economy of Laredo, Texas, is heavily based on international trade. Laredo has a long and colorful history, from its founding in 1755 through a brief period as the capital of the Republic of the Rio Grande. Today it is international trade, primarily with Mexico, that keeps Laredo a vibrant border city. Nearly half of the U.S. goods heading for Mexico and over a third of the Mexican goods coming north cross through the Laredo port of entry. Consequently, Laredo has a strong commercial and industrial warehouse business. Given the extent to which trucking moves international goods, it is no surprise that Laredo has five international bridges. If you are working in Laredo, TX, consider Extended Stay America with a fully equipped kitchen in all rooms! We are happy to host your next work stop!