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It is also home to the largest number of endangered species in the continental United States. The Brownsville urban area is one of the fastest growing in Texas, with most new residents settling within suburban areas as opposed to central city neighborhoods. The city's population increased after it experienced a boom during World War II when many soldiers were stationed at Fort Brown and nearby White Sands Missile Range (now White Sands Test Facility). It was one of several cities that benefited from government-sponsored construction projects through President Roosevelt's New Deal program, which provided for major development around Brownsville Harbour and Port Isabel harbor on South Padre Island. In recent years, however, its economy has diversified with increasing development of aerospace industries; additionally NASA operates a space center adjacent to Port Isabel-Cameron County Airport (formerly Boca Chica Field).