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Town Hall Meeting Series

Posted: 10/07/2014
Author: RSTEC

 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. 

Annual Meeting of the Members and Board of Directors

Posted: 01/17/2013
Author: Alma Puente Colleli

Rio South Texas Economic Council will hold its Annual Meeting on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 from 11:30 am to 3:30 pm at the McAllen Convention Center. Texas Workforce Commission Chairman Andres Alcantar will be the keynote speaker at the luncheon.

Port of Brownsville Foreign Trade Zone Continues to Rank High Nationally

Posted: 09/10/2015
Author: admin

The Port of Brownsville is the grantee of Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) No. 62, and offers sites at the Port of Brownsville, Brownsville-South Padre Island International Airport, Harlingen Industrial Park and Airpark, NAFTA Industrial Park and FINSA Industrial Park at Los Indios.

SBA to Host Third Annual Small Business Resource EXPO

Posted: 09/10/2015
Author: SBA Press Release

HARLINGEN, TX – On Friday, September 11, 2015 the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) will host its Third Annual  Small Business Resource EXPO specifically organized to help small business owners or anyone thinking of starting a business connect with representatives from federal, state and local business resource agencies.   The EXPO will take place from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM at the Harlingen Public Library located at 410 76 Drive, Harlingen, Texas.

First MOU Signing Ceremony Between STC and UTRGV

Posted: 08/07/2015
Author: RSTEC

The First MOU Signing Ceremony between South Texas College & University of Texas Rio Grande Valley will be on August 10.

Port of Brownsville's Ribbon Cutting for Dock 16

Posted: 08/05/2015
Author: RSTEC

The Port of Brownsville is holding a ribbon cutting for Dock 16 this Friday! Everyone is invited to join the celebration. 

McAllen Least Costly in US for Retirees

Posted: 07/22/2015
Author: Written by editors of The McAllen Monitor.

McAllen has long done its best, and has been quite successful, at attracting Winter Texans to the City of Palms. But now we’re learning that McAllen has been ranked the most affordable place to retire in the United States. Therefore, we suggest that retirees give us another look and perhaps consider living here year-round. 

SBA Tops $30 Million in Disaster Assistance Loans

Posted: 07/02/2015
Author: RSTEC

Regional Administrator Yolanda G. Olivarez of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), announced today that SBA has approved more than $31.5 million in federal disaster loans for Texas businesses and residents impacted by severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding. 

McAllen Chamber President Recognized With Statewide Award

Posted: 07/02/2015
Author: Story written by The McAllen Monitor.

Steve Ahlenius, president and chief executive of the McAllen Chamber of Commerce, was honored this month by the Texas Chamber of Commerce Executives, an association of more than 1,500 chamber professionals throughout the state. 

Brownsville Hosts Regional Economic Group to Meet on Cross-Border Industry June 30

Posted: 06/30/2015
Author: RSTEC

The City of Brownsville, in partnership with United Brownsville, will host a regional focus group in coordination with the Woodrow Wilson Center Mexico Institute and the North American Research Partnership from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday, June 30, 2015, at the Brownsville Event Center.