MCALLEN, Texas - The Border Trade Alliance has congratulated President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris on their inauguration. BTA has served as a grassroots, non-profit organization since 1986. It provides a forum for discussion and advocacy on issues...
PHARR, Texas - Reflecting the increased market share the Pharr International Bridge has gained for the import of fruits and vegetables from Mexico, the city’s 92-acre Pharr Produce District is now almost full. When the park opened a few years...
HARLINGEN, Texas - American Airlines will commence nonstop Saturday flights between Chicago/O’Hare and Harlingen starting March 6, 2021. Marv Esterly, director of aviation at Valley International Airport in Harlingen, made the announcement. “Valley International Airport would like to thank American Airlines,...
At the Rio Grande Valley Partnership (RGVP), we work diligently every day to ensure our region is a place of opportunity, working to bring new business investment and create opportunities for Valley residents and our local economy. Our mission...
WESLACO, TEXAS - Matt Ruszczak’s end-of-year report for sales tax revenue activity in the Rio Grande Valley shows the region outperformed the state of Texas.  Every month the executive director of Rio South Texas Economic Council analyzes numbers put out...
WESLACO, TEXAS - A shift in shopping habits brought about by the coronavirus pandemic has boosted sales tax revenues for smaller communities in the Rio Grande Valley. Matt Ruszczak, executive director of Rio South Texas Economic Council, analyzed these developments...
BROWNSVILLE, Texas - U.S. Rep. Filemon Vela sent a letter to President-Elect Joe Biden urging him to include $6 billion in the next stimulus package to fund upgrades for land ports of entry infrastructure. Vela’s concern about a lack of...
PHARR, Texas - The director of the Pharr International Bridge says a second span for the port of entry is great news not only for his city but also the whole of the Rio Grande Valley. News that Pharr had...
After a rugged and seemingly endless 2020, we are beginning to see the light at the end of the COVID-19 tunnel.  We are not done yet, but with vaccination programs ongoing and the disease and effective treatments better understood, we...
BROWNSVILLE, Texas - Calling all innovators, game-changers, and entrepreneurs. Applications are still open for emerging companies and organizations that wish to scale and commercialize their products or services through Brownsville Community Improvement Corporation’s StartUp Texas program. The seed fund program is...

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