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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

  • The Daily Post |

    Border cities get a bad rap as violent, but the Rio Grande Valley is extremely safe. Of the 24 Texas metro areas ranked by the FBI, Brownsville comes in dead last, with 240 incidents of violent crime per 100,000 people. Nearby McAllen comes in at #18, with 286 per 100,000.

  • Rio Grande Guardian |

    Rio Grande Valley business and economic development leaders have started to push back against U.S. Rep. Michael McCaul’s plans to add more border walls and mount Afghanistan-type operation command centers in the region.

  • Valley Star |

    A proposed $500 million power plant project that would generate 800 megawatts received on Monday a final greenhouse gas “Prevention of Significant Deteroriation” permit from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

  • The Monitor |

    Cascos, Gov. Greg Abbott’s pick to serve as Secretary of State, stood before a room filled with delegates from Brownsville and stressed the importance of the border’s voice in Austin.

  • TMAC at The University of Texas – Pan American |

    The Pacific Alliance countries of Chile, Colombia, Mexico, and Peru have selected 60 of their most dynamic entrepreneurs to participate in the Latin America IdEA Partnership (“La Idea”) Incubator Program.

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