McAllen ranks #2 for Job Creation in the U.S. for 2015

December 10th, 2014 Comments off

The second-strongest hiring outlook is in McAllen, TX, near the southernmost tip of the state. A net 29% of employers plan to hire in Q1, the same number as a year ago. READ MORE:

How will the RGV benefit from future energy boom?

September 27th, 2014 Comments off
McAllen EDC & Starr Co. Industrial Foundation Strategize before STC's Bi-National INNO event

McAllen EDC & Starr Co. Industrial Foundation Strategize before STC’s Bi-National INNO event

“This energy reform is bigger than gas and oil, it also includes electricity and energy generation,” said Keith Patridge, CEO of the McAllen economic development corporation about potential markets for renewable energy to be sold to the Mexican electricity grid operators, Comision Federal de Electricidad, CFE.

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Huffington Post: SpaceX

August 6th, 2014 Comments off

The SpaceX decision to build a launch facility on Boca Chica Beach near Brownsville will, eventually, be considered a historical moment that began the transformation of the Rio Grande Valley, and there is little doubt the economic and cultural impact will be significant for the region. However, SpaceX is only the most high-profile development in a series of investments being made in this 120-mile stretch of the Texas-Mexico border. READ MORE:

SpaceX will have an impact on the entire region

August 5th, 2014 Comments off

McALLEN – The McAllen Economic Development Corporation says it played a small role in helping bring a Space X rocket launch site to the region. —> FULL STORY from KRGV Ch. 5:

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It’s OFFICIAL: SpaceX to “Launch” in Brownsville, TX

August 4th, 2014 Comments off

According to Governor Rick Perry, SpaceX has decided to build its commercial launch facility near Boca Chica beach. This means 300+ jobs for the Brownsville area, and tremendous economic opportunities for the entire region. Way to go Rio Grande Valley! READ MORE from The Valley Morning Star:


KARLEE Mfg. Celebrates 40 Years of Excellence

June 24th, 2014 Comments off

We’d like to congratulate Jo Ann Brumit, CEO/President, Published Author, Hardworking Mother & Wife on a SUCCESSFUL 40 years of manufacturing business. Read story below written by our friends at The Valley Town Crier.

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“I didn’t know that being a girl made a difference.” CLICK FOR FULL STORY –> KARLEE Celebrates 40 Years of Excellence



McAllen: #1 Most Recovered City Since The Recession

June 24th, 2014 Comments off

McAllen: Ranks #1 for Entrepreneurship

June 19th, 2014 Comments off

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Bottom line: The number of solopreneurs isn’t growing at a breakneck pace in McAllen, but these entrepreneurs’ businesses are doing well financially. They also make a substantial contribution to the local economy.20140318_122153

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Are you an Introvert?

June 3rd, 2014 Comments off

FASTCOMPANY: “Introverts of the workplace are having a moment. The office furniture company Steelcase teamed up with Susan Cain, author of the bestseller, Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking, to create a series of five spaces that address the need for more focus and privacy at work.” -Mimi Zeiger (Fastcompany Magazine)


What’s so cool about Steelcase and living in McAllen, TX or Reynosa?

Steelcase owns and operates a 300,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facility that employs over 950 people in Reynosa. Not to mention, 500-700,000 chairs are made to order daily. Here is a picture of a few of our McAllen city commissioners at the Steelcase plant in September, 2013. There’s a reason why the maquiladoras in Reynosa are so successful!


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Lineage Logistics Acquires Largest Cold Storage Operation on U.S.-MX Border

May 29th, 2014 Comments off


Lineage Logistics Acquires McAllen’s Largest Cold Storage Operation on the U.S.-Mexico Border

McAllen, TX - Lineage Logistics (“Lineage”), a warehousing and logistics company backed by Bay Grove, announced today that it has completed the acquisition of Loop Cold Storage (“Loop”), Oneida Cold Storage (“Oneida”) and Millard Refrigerated Services (“Millard”), which was previously announced in March. With these three acquisitions, Lineage expands its national cold storage footprint to over 544 million cubic feet and a facility network of 102 facilities in 21 states. Financial terms of the transactions were not disclosed.

Based in McAllen, TX, Loop has the largest cold storage operation on the U.S.-Mexico border servicing the imports of fruits and vegetables and specializing in the international produce trade. In addition to cold storage services, Loop provides value-added packaging and cooler services for produce distributors. Former owner John McGuire has joined Lineage’s management team as VP of Fresh Business to focus on developing Lineage’s fresh services segment.

“This indicates job security for the already existing 250 jobs between Loop and Millard in McAllen. Aside from that, as the region grows, so will Lineage. Our industry (food/produce logistics) focuses on international logistics which is great for our area” said Tony Godinez, director of business development for Lineage Logistics.

Headquartered in Henderson, CO, Oneida is the largest cold storage provider in the Denver metropolitan area. At over 400,000 square feet, Oneida’s state-of-the-art facility provides customers with a variety of services including custom freezing programs, multi-temperature storage, tempering services, and retail distribution solutions.

“The addition of Millard, Loop, and Oneida represent another transformational moment for Lineage and continues our long-term strategy to build the leader in temperature controlled logistics”, said Kevin Marchetti, Managing Director of Bay Grove.

“We are thrilled to officially welcome the newest members to the Lineage family,” said Bill He
ndricksen, CEO of Lineage Logistics. “We look forward to continuing our commitment to our customers by offering innovative, creative, and customizable logistics solutions as a unified organization.”

For more information on Lineage Logistics, Loop Cold Storage, and Millard Refrigerated Services, please visit the following websites:   -  -