MCALLEN, RGV - Rio Financial Services, Inc., the parent company of Rio Bank, is purchasing Elsa State Bank & Trust Company, bank officials have confirmed. Both are local banks. Rio Bank has eight locations in Hidalgo and Cameron counties and...
EDINBURG, RGV - First Hartford Realty wants to sit down with Hidalgo County Commissioners to discuss the possibility of building a new county courthouse next to another of its major developments, The Shoppes at Rio Grande Valley. The group’s president,...
The U.S. economic expansion is setting records right and left. What began as a “jobless recovery” is now making history for its duration, and, without a major shock, there’s no obvious end in sight. The recovery wasn’t impressive at the...
WACO, Texas - There would be substantial benefits if border states enhanced economic integration, according to The Perryman Group. “Millions of jobs can be gained if integration can be enhanced, improving quality of life on both sides of the border,”...
PHARR, RGV - Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller says he expects the North American Free Trade Agreement renegotiations to wrap up within the next couple of weeks. Miller spoke to reporters after touring the Pharr International Bridge. He took questions...
WESLACO, RGV - Following success in landing a $1.5 billion steel mill, Brownsville Mayor Tony Martinez says Rio Grande Valley leaders should be ready for other big economic development opportunities. The Port of Brownsville announced last week that Arkansas-based Big...
MCALLEN, RGV - Matt Ruszczak, executive director of Rio South Texas Economic Council, has posted a livestream from Germany for the Rio Grande Guardian. Ruszczak is in Germany for ten days to take in some trade shows, including the massive...
The number of job openings in the United States has topped six million for several months now according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), up about a half million from a year ago and the highest the...
BROWNSVILLE, RGV - The prospect of a $1.5 billion, LEED-certified steel manufacturing plant coming to the Port of Brownsville moved a significant step closer on Tuesday. The Brownsville Navigation District Board of Commissioners – the governing body for the Port...
MCALLEN, RGV - Texas economist Ray Perryman is projecting that the McAllen-Edinburg-Mission MSA will add 29,700 jobs over the next five years, at an annual rate of 2.1 percent. The McAllen-Edinburg-Mission Metropolitan Statistical Area covers Hidalgo County and thus includes...

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