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Rio South Texas offers many choices for global business location and generous economic development incentives. With a dynamic young labor force, great weather, low cost of living and plenty of recreational activities year round, the Rio South Texas region is an ideal location for companies looking to expand or relocate.


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Rio South Texas:  The Perfect Location for Your Global Business
Located at the southernmost tip of Texas, and bordering Mexico along the Rio Grande River, the Rio South Texas area offers an ideal location for companies seeking access to Mexico and the U.S. South and Midwest markets.  View map

The Rio South Texas Economic Council’s Town Hall Meetings in Harlingen, McAllen, Brownsville, Weslaco and Rio Grande City


In October more than 200 Rio Grande Valley residents attended one of the five town hall meetings to share their ideas for the future of economic development in the region and learn how members of the Rio South Texas Economic Council are working across county lines to promote the region. A panel of economic development experts from across the Rio Grande Valley led a discussion on workforce, education, transportation and other topics. Pictured are the panelists at the McAllen meeting. Seated left to right are Roberto Villarreal - Hidalgo County Judge's Office, Keith Patridge - McAllen EDC, Kay Wolf - City of Hidalgo, Ramiro Garza - City of Edinburg and Gus Garcia - Edinburg EDC. For more details please contact Alma Puente Colleli at (956)928-0641, acolleli@riosouthtexas.com


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Regional News

  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation |

    Cross Secotr Collaboration improves health in Brownsville, Texas

    Through a combination of community partnerships, seamless active transportation and clear communication, the people in Brownsville are achieving the health improvements they seek, Brownsville is one of six winners of the 2014 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Culture of Health Prize.

  • By Travis M. Whitehead Valley Morning Star |

    Sales Remain Strong in City, Tax Revenue upward trend continues

    By TRAVIS M. WHITEHEAD Staff Writer  

    HARLINGEN — The city will see more sales tax revenue this month than it received at this time last year. The city will receive $1.707 million, a 5.36 percent increase from last year's $1.620 million, according to the latest report from the Texas Comptroller's Office.


  • RGV Newswire |


    The Rio Grande Valley is revolutionizing how manufacturing and distribution within the United States and Mexico. This video explains how disrupting traditional M&D processes adds value, efficiency, cost cutting, quality to businesses utilizing both U.S. and Mexico’s collective talent and processes.

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     Are you interested in collaborating to revise the vision for growth and prosperity in the Rio Grande Valley? We invite you to join our members from throughout the region at our series of town hall meetings. The first one will be held on Tuesday, October 14th in Harlingen. 

  • RSTEC |

     For all the business and economic development news in the RGV go to rgvnewswire.com 

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