The state of the economy is inevitably a central issue in presidential campaigns, debates, and elections. This year will likely be even more intense than usual, with the fallout from the pandemic causing...
BROWNSVILLE, Texas - Greater Brownsville Incentives Corporation has finalized its lineup for a virtual site selector tour taking place next month. The tour, organized in conjunction with Select USA, was to have taken place...
WESLACO, Texas - The owner of Weslaco-based Kapal Industries, was faced with a challenge when the coronavirus struck - a key supplier in Mexico had been forced to close. Displaying his renowned entrepreneurial skills,...
MISSION, Texas - Killam Development’s real estate manager believes the much-anticipated Shary Village Industrial Park in Mission is now on the fast track. Rolando Ortiz participated in a webinar hosted by Congressman Henry Cuellar...
WESLACO, Texas - Every month, The Rio Grande Guardian sits down with Matt Ruszczak to analyze the latest sales tax revenue figures for the Rio Grande Valley. The data is collated by the Texas...
MCALLEN, Texas - Medical personnel brought into the Rio Grande Valley to help care for the summer’s surge in COVID-19 cases has effectively saved the local hotel industry. This is the view of Steve...
MCALLEN, Texas - The City of McAllen has suffered a huge drop in Mexican shoppers and tourists as a result of the federal government’s travel ban on the southern border. The ban on “non-essential”...
Prior to COVID-19, the US was in the midst of a 10-plus year expansion. While not perfect, the basic structure of the economy was basically sound. If this structure is kept intact, the...
PHARR Texas - The City of Pharr held a groundbreaking ceremony last Thursday for $40 million worth of infrastructure projects at the Pharr International Bridge.  Funding for the projects has come about thanks to...
The chart below illustrates the dollar amount of sales tax collected by select cities in the Rio Grande Valley during the nine month period January-September 2017-2020.   The Dollar amounts are in millions. Each...

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