Harlingen’s Top Employers Are in Education, Health Care, Technology, and Manufacturing
Although agriculture is still very important to the Harlingen economy, Harlingen has veered further away from the agriculture-driven economy and has diversified their employment market, adding the health care and telecommunications industries. Three of the top 10 employers in Harlingen are in the medical field. Health care and related services are destined to play a key role in the future of Harlingen with the Regional Academic Health Center, a branch of the University of Texas-San Antonio Health Science Center; the recent opening of the South Texas Veterans Administration Health Care Center at Harlingen and the physician-owned Harlingen Medical Center all being important elements. Finally, the newly created University of Texas – Rio Grande Valley will include a Medical School – and Harlingen will play an important role in its location. Telecommunications is also a growing industry in Harlingen. Tapping into Harlingen’s talented and bi-lingual workforce are United Healthcare, Dish Network, Qualfon, Time Warner Cable and Advanced Call Center Technologies, calling Harlingen, Texas home. Texas State Technical College in Harlingen is known for its technology programs.
Below are just a few of the major employers in Harlingen.