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...
The Texas economy has been growing at a relatively healthy pace and the Lone Star State is widely recognized as a good place to live and do business. Our most recent projections indicate that the state economy is set to...
MCALLEN, A site selector from Portland, Oregon, has shared his initial thoughts on the McAllen-Reynosa area. Richard 'Dick' Sheehy is a director with CH2M who has had 30 years in the site selector business, focusing mostly on technology and manufacturing....
PHARR, RGV - During a groundbreaking ceremony for the Pharr Bridge Business Park, Dr. Ambrosio Hernandez, the mayor of Pharr, said the project upends the national stereotype that the Rio Grande Valley is a dangerous place to live, work...
BROWNSVILLE, RGV - Greyhound Lines, Inc., a subsidiary of U.K. company FirstGroup, is to open a refurbishing and final assembly operation in Brownsville, creating more than 70 manufacturing jobs. Greyhound Lines is the largest North American provider of intercity bus...

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