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


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.

SOURCE: The Valley Town Crier

“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

1. McAllen, TX

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

Click the LINK for full list and rest of the story: http://blog.sparefoot.com/6384-top-places-for-solo-entrepreneurs/

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!


For rest of the story: http://www.fastcodesign.com/3031341/steelcase-and-susan-cain-design-offices-for-introverts