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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...
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,...
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...
BROWNSVILLE, Texas - As the only commercial water way on the U.S-Mexican border, the Port of Brownsville will continue playing a significant role in the local, state and national economies, its director said. Eduardo 'Eddie' Campirano, the port’s boss, said...
MCALLEN, Texas - McAllen City Manager Roy Rodriguez says Anzalduas International Bridge will be “game changer” for the Rio Grande Valley and the state of Texas - once it can take trucks carrying cargo. At the moment, Anzalduas can take...
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...
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...
EDINBURG, Texas - Healthcare is the largest private industry in Hidalgo County, employing 8,000 workers. This piece of information and other key data points were provided by Brian Kelsey, assistant city manager for the City of Edinburg during a webinar...

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