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Top News: Harlingen Economic Development and more

HARLINGEN, TEXAS (Nov. 7, 2019) – Harlingen Economic Development made headlines these past few weeks for being named an Elite Lone Star City by Global Trade Magazine; groundbreaking for UTRGV’s Institute for Neuroscience; Harlingen’s Valley Baptist Medical Center named in the top 100 best hospitals for orthopedic surgery, and so…

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Mercedes High School Students to Tour Harlingen Industrial Park

HARLINGEN, TEXAS (Nov. 6, 2019) – Mercedes High School students will be getting a first-hand look at jobs in manufacturing next month when they tour the Harlingen Industrial Park. Mercedes High School teacher, Diana Guevara, hopes that this upcoming tour will give her STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) students an…

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UTRGV breaks ground on Institute for Neuroscience in Harlingen

HARLINGEN, TEXAS – NOV. 6, 2019 – UTRGV President Guy Bailey and Dr. John Krouse, executive vice president for Health Affairs and Dean of the UTRGV School of Medicine, on Nov. 6 led a groundbreaking ceremony for the new UTRGV Institute for Neuroscience, a $30 million, world-class clinical and research…

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SBA Celebrates National Veterans Small Business Week Veteran-owned businesses contribute nearly $1 trillion each year to U.S. economy

HARLINGEN, TEXAS (NOV. 5, 2019) – The U.S. Small Business Administration will celebrate the accomplishments of veteran, service member, and military spouse small business owners nationwide during National Veterans Small Business Week, Nov. 4-8. This year’s National Veterans Small Business Week theme is Mission #VetBiz Success. During the week, the…

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Harlingen Featured in Global Trade Magazines Latest Article

HARLINGEN, TEXAS (Nov. 5, 2019) - Located in the Rio Grande Valley, along the border of Mexico, Harlingen, was recently named the No. 1 Least Expensive Urban Area in the U.S. by the Council for Community and Economic Research. Though not a household name, Harlingen has become somewhat of a…

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UTRGV to break ground on Institute for Neuroscience Nov. 6

[caption id="attachment_3051" align="alignright" width="300"] Photo credit: UTRGV Newsroom[/caption] HARLINGEN, TEXAS (NOV. 4, 2019) –UTRGV will break ground on The Institute for Neuroscience, an interdisciplinary institute within the UTRGV School of Medicine, on Wednesday, Nov. 6, in Harlingen. The world-class clinical and research site, located at Haine Drive and North Whalen Road, will house clinics…

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Kauffman FastTrac Business Series Launched Last Week

HARLINGEN, TEXAS (OCT. 15, 2019) – Ten Harlingen-based entrepreneurs began the Harlingen EDC sponsored Kauffman FastTrac program last week. The courses are offered through the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley’s Entrepreneurship Commercialization Center. “We are excited to bring back the program to Harlingen, it’s a great asset for all…

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FREE LUNCH & LEARN PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT COURSES STARTING OCT. 30

HARLINGEN, TEXAS (OCT. 11, 2019) – The Harlingen Economic Development Corporation (HEDC) in partnership with Fastenal Industrial Supply in Harlingen, will be offering professional development courses. Limited registration is now open for the “lunch and learn” classes that start from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 30 and will…

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