RGV Representation on ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ Show

July 21st, 2015 Comments off


“After breaking the top 18 — best nine of the Stage team — on Fox’s “So You Think You Can Dance” Monday, the native tagged #valleystrong to an Instagram post. CLICK LINK —> for the Full Story from The Monitor

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Bridges Promote Trusted Traveler Program

July 21st, 2015 Comments off

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“In an effort to increase the efficiency of the bridges, the International Bridge Department is partnering with U.S. Customs and Border Protection to raise awareness of its Trusted Traveler Program,” Rigo Villarreal, Superintendent of Bridges, said. “This program is extremely beneficial for our travelers.”

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McAllen hits Retail Records

April 2nd, 2015 Comments off

McALLEN – The City recorded its highest-ever local sales tax first quarter this year by collecting more than $17.5 million in retail taxes in January, February and March, according to the Texas Comptroller.    – READ MORE

McAllen reaches Record Retail Sales Growth

April 2nd, 2015 Comments off

McALLEN – The City recorded its highest-ever local sales tax first quarter this year by collecting more than $17.5 million in retail taxes in January, February and March, according to the Texas Comptroller. READ MORE: https://www.mcallen.net/news/item/2015/03/31/mcallen-retail-sales-reach-record-receipts-2015-first-quarter-show-steady-growth-as-retail-base-grows




RGV Leaders Push Back Against McCaul

January 27th, 2015 Comments off

“We are very opposed to Rep. McCauls’s proposals because, number one, it sends the wrong message that we are a militarized area, that we are an Afghanistan or that we are an Iraq. We are not. We have people that get up every day, that go to work, they come home. They go out to dinner with their families. They go to a ball game and nothing happens. This is not a war zone,” Patridge said, in an interview with the Rio Grande Guardian and KVEO News Channel 23, after the news conference had ended.”

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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: http://www.rocketnews.com/2014/12/where-the-jobs-will-and-wont-be-in-2015/

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.

FULL ARTICLE from The Monitor: http://www.themonitor.com/news/local/stc-panel-looks-to-mexico-for-future-boom/article_2d59492e-45e5-11e4-8676-0017a43b2370.html

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: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jim-moore/the-rockets-green-glare_b_5654957.html#

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: http://www.krgv.com/news/medc-touts-space-x-benefits-to-the-region/

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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: http://www.valleymorningstar.com/news/local_news/article_a262339a-1c03-11e4-8408-001a4bcf6878.html