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Discover opportunities of a lifetime in Rio South Texas.

Unique to any place in the world, the Rio South Texas region sits on the sunny shores of the Gulf of Mexico and the fertile banks of the Rio Grande, with a populous of spirited, determined, and familial residents who live, work and play in this one-of-a-kind location for business prosperity. The region boasts a young population of approximately 4.3 million people, with around 1.7 million residing off the northern riverbank in the United States and around 2.6 million across the southern riverbank in Mexico.

Beyond the 18 bridges that connect this bi-national environment, the region is blessed with multi-modal infrastructure in the form of interstate highway connectivity, commercial rail service, multiple airports, access to the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, a deep water sea port, cross-border pipelines, and a SpaceX launch facility. In addition to a plentiful workforce pool and a wealth of transportation options, Rio South Texas’ strategic location on the U.S.-Mexico border also grants companies the benefit of access to each country’s cost benefits, the region’s Foreign Trade Zones, as well as markets around the world as a result of free trade agreements with 56 countries.
 

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Become a Member and Make a Difference.

With a focus on the Rio South Texas region including Cameron, Hidalgo, Jim Hogg, Starr, Webb, Willacy, and Zapata counties and ten Tamaulipas municipios on the southern riverbank, the Rio South Texas Economic Council is enabling prosperity through strategic stakeholder engagement. Together, private business leaders and public officials are fueling our region’s economic development efforts.

Join us as we create measurable results in:

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Foreign Investment

Industry expansion through the attraction of foreign direct investment.

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Educational Access

Educational access to residents, empowering self-sufficiency and independence.

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Regional Assets

Regional asset promotion and knowledge base advancement to align efforts.

Foreign Investment
Industry expansion through the attraction of foreign direct investment.

Educational Access
Educational access to residents, empowering self-sufficiency and independence.

Regional Assets
Regional asset promotion and knowledge base advancement to align efforts.

Competitive Advantages

Experience the advantages of doing business in the Rio South Texas region. The pro-business environment is unlike any other in the world and is brought to life through a robust workforce, strategic location, and consistent climate.

Competitive Advantages

Experience the advantages of doing business in the Rio South Texas region. The pro-business environment is unlike any other in the world and is brought to life through a robust workforce, strategic location, and consistent climate.

Talent

With approximately 1,500,000 residents under the age of 25 and a plethora of universities, colleges, and technical schools throughout the region, today’s workforce is strong and getting stronger.

Connections

Over 3,300,000 trucks, over 5,500 freight trains, over 5,400,000 pedestrians, and over 10,300,000 vehicles per year cross the region’s 17 international bridges and over $250,000,000,000 of annual import & export trade happens here.

Environment

With 223 days of sun per year, an annual average temperature of 76°F (24°C), and only 33 days of precipitation (with extremely rare snowfall), the region provides a predictable climate for commerce and leisure.

Talent
With approximately 1,500,000 residents under the age of 25 and a plethora of universities, colleges, and technical schools throughout the region, today’s workforce is strong and getting stronger.

Connections
Over 3,300,000 trucks, over 5,500 freight trains, over 5,400,000 pedestrians, and over 10,300,000 vehicles per year cross the region’s 17 international bridges and over $250,000,000,000 of annual import & export trade happens here.

Environment
With 223 days of sun per year, an annual average temperature of 76°F (24°C), and only 33 days of precipitation (with extremely rare snowfall), the region provides a predictable climate for commerce and leisure.


All You Need to Know for Your Next Move

Use our data tools to analyze Rio South Texas.


All You Need to Know for Your Next Move

Use our data tools to analyze Rio South Texas.

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Community

Our interactive infographic illustrates key data about Rio South Texas.

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Demographics

Look at robust, detailed, and interactive demographic information.

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Business Data

Explore industry clusters and find major employers.

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Find Properties

Search our database of available sites and buildings.

Community
Our interactive infographic illustrates key data about Rio South Texas.

Demographics
Look at robust, detailed, and interactive demographic information.

Business Data
Explore industry clusters and find major employers.

Find Properties
Search our database of available sites and buildings.

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Two managers in discussion

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As a private industry leader, you can make a significant impact in our region.

Join members in the following areas:

Economic Development Organizations

Education and Workforce Development Organizations

Non-Profits

Political Subdivisions

Private Industry Firms

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