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...
MCALLEN, RGV - The McAllen Chamber of Commerce recently released its February 2018 Economic Pulse and results show that the city dropped a few percentage points in retail sales, lodging and border crossings, as compared to a year ago. Eduardo...
MCALLEN, RGV - A leader with McAllen Economic Development Corporation was the only person from the Rio Grande Valley to attend this year’s World Congress Experience in Detroit, Michigan. MEDC Vice President Janie Cavazos, who specializes in bringing manufacturing companies...
MCALLEN, RGV - An economic development leader in the Rio Grande Valley flew to Germany on Thursday to attend the Hannover Fair and strengthen relationships with European site selectors. Matt Ruszczak, executive director of Rio South Texas Economic Council, flew...
Recently, there have been questions raised regarding the fairness of the use of the Texas Enterprise Fund (TEF), a key aspect of the state’s economic development incentives. At issue is whether the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex gets a disproportionate share of...
PHARR, RGV - A logistics entrepreneur says for his line of work he could not ask for a better location in the Rio Grande Valley. Joaquin Spamer has purchased a four-acre tract of land on the northwest corner of Military...
The situation between the United States and China is tense, with new tariffs, threats of more tariffs, and growing fears that an all-out trade war may actually happen. There has recently been some sign of softening in the rhetoric between...
HARLINGEN, RGV - At a topping out ceremony on Tuesday, Michael Scaief, chairman of Texas Regional Bank, pointed out that the bank’s new corporate headquarters is being built by local contractors and sub-contractors. The $10 million, four-story, facility, under construction...
MCALLEN, RGV - Mike Willis, executive director of South Texas Manufacturing Association, says cities should focus on sectors other than retail. Willis shares a lot of data with city officials and believes every city has to decide how they allocate...

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