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Taking Care of Our Own

HARLINGEN, TEXAS (DEC. 3, 2019) This year proved to be a successful one for the Harlingen Economic Development Corporation in a number of areas, and it has even bigger plans for next year. According to Raudel Garza, manager and CEO of Harlingen EDC, one of the areas that showed the…

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Harlingen Spotlight: Business & Barbecue

HARLINGEN, TEXAS (NOV. 26, 2019) – Stepping into the Weslaco Bar-B-Cutie location feels like stepping into a friend’s place, it’s inviting. Owner Zeke Reyna holds the door open for his customers with a warm smile and a friendly greeting. His connection to his customers and employees is infectious and customer…

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NextDecade Receives FERC Order for Rio Grande LNG Project

HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 21, 2019-- NextDecade Corporation (NASDAQ: NEXT) announced today that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has issued an order authorizing the siting, construction, and operation of NextDecade’s proposed Rio Grande liquefied natural gas (LNG) export facility in Brownsville, Texas and the associated Rio Bravo Pipeline. This press release…

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Qualfon continues growth in Harlingen

HARLINGEN, TEXAS (Nov. 15, 2019) – In November’s regular meeting, the Harlingen Economic Development Corporation’s Board of Directors announced that Qualfon Data Services, LLC had fulfilled its obligations to HEDC for the award of a $200,000 job creation grant. Qualfon, a customer service contact center servicing cybersecurity, roadside assistance, and…

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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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