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THE ECONOMY OF THE RIO GRANDE VALLEY

-Recent economic trends in the Rio Grande Valley

-Main drivers behind Texas border region economy

-Economic Landscape in RGV is changing

-Going forward: what is ahead?

DYNAMIC GROWTH IN THE RIO GRANDE VALLEY

It’s proximity to Mexico and fast-growing, binational job market are major factors in the Rio Grande Valley’s economy. They’re a large part of the reason employment has increased at a faster, steadier pace in the…

2 COUNTIES, 1 REGION, MANY CHOICES!

Hidalgo and Cameron Counties had a combined population of 1,266,000 which makes it larger population than Rhode Island, Montana, Delaware, South Dakota, Alaska, North Dakota, Vermont, District of Columbia…

MCALLEN ECONOMIC SCAN

The City of McAllen economic scan presented here is intended to provide an overview and comparison of both temporal and point-in- time socio-economic data to assist City of McAllen leaders. Objective data is an important..

RGV ANGEL NETWORK SET UP TO FUEL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

No one knows how many great ideas die on the vine for lack of capital, but a new coalition of “angel investors” in the Rio Grande Valley aims to make sure more of them flourish.

 

AN INITIAL EXAMINATION of the ECONOMIC IMPACT of NATURE TOURISM on the RIO GRANDE VALLEY

Few can dispute the importance of nature tourism in Texas, especially within the Lower Rio Grande Valley (the Valley). According to Mathis and Matisoff (2004), “Texas is the number one bird- watching state/province in North America, and the Valley is often considered the number two bird- watching destination…

LOWER RIO GRANDE VALLEY REGIONAL STRATEGIC PLAN 2013-2018

The LRGVDC has facilitated preparation of this Five-Year Strategic Plan that identifies the region’s strengths, weaknesses, trends, vision statement, goals, objectives, specific tasks, potential resources, and expected outcomes for implementation over this five-year period.

ACADEMIES of the RIO GRANDE VALLEY

Goals for partnerships between businesses and academies are to improve graduation rates, build relationships between students and positive adult role models and support positive outcomes after…

ABOUT RGV COLLECTIVE IMPACT

RGV Collective Impact is a new and powerful effort to transform college and career readiness and success in the RGV. Our vision is that all RGV learners will achieve a degree or credential that leads to a meaningful…

2015 LABOR MARKET INFORMATION REPORT: An analysis of the emerging labor market in the Rio Grande Valley

For communities, an educated workforce is the number one requirement for economic growth of the community and the region as a whole. Economic development organizations must present data showing the capable, skilled talent pool available in their communities and in the region to attract new employers.

 

TARGETING THE FUTURE: 2011 Labor Market Information Report- Tech Prep of the Rio Grande Valley, Inc.

Education may be the key economic issue of our times.

The unemployment rate of people who have never gone to college is nearly twice as high as that of those who have college degrees. At the same time, employers have job openings for those individuals with the skills and education to keep their companies competitive..

THE 2013 BICYCLE AND TRAIL MASTER PLAN

Adopted on November 5, 2013, Connecting Brownsville: The 2013 Bicycle and Trail Master Plan was developed by the City of Brownsville Planning Department with the technical assistance and design help of Halff Associates, Inc. In the 2014, the City of Brownsville received the Great Texas Trail…

VALUING NATURE IN TEXAS: A Characterization of Ecotourism in the Texas Lower Rio Grande Valley

Located on the southernmost portion of the Texas coastal region, the Lower Rio Grande Valley (the Valley) lies in one of the most ecologically complex and biodiverse regions in all of North America. As more and more people become aware of the ecological treasures that…

CAMERON COUNTY RAILROAD RELOCATION PLAN

This $35 million dollar bi-national project has been in the development stages for ten years and has been a priority for the City of Brownsville and Cameron County… the first International rail bridge constructed between the United States and Mexico in over 100 years.

EAST LOOP CORRIDOR

The East Loop Corridor Project will reduce congestion for local and regional passenger vehicles in the SH 48 corridor through Brownsville by providing an improved commercial vehicle facility from the Port of Brownsville to the Veterans Bridge at Los Tomates via this new four-lane facility. All first response vehicles, including..

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND 2nd ACCESS PROJECT

The East Loop Corridor Project will reduce congestion for local and regional passenger vehicles in the SH 48 corridor through Brownsville by providing an improved commercial vehicle facility from the Port of Brownsville to the Veterans Bridge at Los Tomates via this new four-lane facility. All first response vehicles, including..

STATE OF THE PORT OF BROWNSVILLE -2013

Under the guidance and leadership of the Board of Commissioners, the Port of Brownsville has seen a steady increase in business over the past five (5) years. While maintaining its stature as one of the leading in-transit ports in the United States….

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