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Harlingen, Texas (March 18, 2009) -- The cost of living in Harlingen, Texas ranked fourth lowest in the nation for 2008, according to the report prepared by the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER). The report represents the average prices for the first three quarters of 2008. An earlier…

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Harlingen Service Center

UNITEDHEALTH GROUP TO OPEN NEW SERVICE CENTER IN HARLINGEN, TEXAS Vote paves way for construction of facility and the creation of hundreds of new jobs HARLINGEN, TEXAS (Feb. 27, 2009) – The Harlingen City Commission gave final approval today to bring a UnitedHealth Group (NYSE:UNH) service center and hundreds of…

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Aloe Laboratories, Inc. Expands In Harlingen, Texas

Harlingen, Texas, February 5, 2009 Aloe Laboratories, Inc., a vertically integrated aloe vera farming and processing company, has announced a decision to expand their Harlingen, Texas facility. With an investment in excess of $500,000, Aloe Laboratories will expand their facility by 20,000 square feet and will employ 16 additional full…

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Automotive Supplier Selects Harlingen, Texas

Harlingen, Texas, January 8, 2009Spring Dynamics, Inc., an Almont, Michigan-based manufacturer of custom precision springs for the automotive industry, announced today that it has selected Harlingen, Texas as the site for a new manufacturing facility.Spring Dynamics will lease a 31,411 square foot facility at 710 North Commerce in Harlingen as…

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Harlingen Employment Outlook for 2009 – 1st Quarter

Read More...December 9, 2008 – Brownsville-Harlingen area employers expect to hire at a positive pace during the first quarter of 2009, according to the Manpower Employment Outlook Survey. Among survey participants, the Brownsville-Harlingen area employment outlook is the sixth best in the nation.   More News

Harlingen EDC at the Bi-National Convention in Altamira, Tamaulipas

Ramiro Aleman at the Bi-National Convention December 4, 2008Harlingen Well Represented at the Bi-National Convention in Altamira, Tamaulipas The Harlingen Economic Development Corporation (HEDC) joined other local organizations at the Bi-National Convention of Chambers of Commerce from the State of Tamaulipas, Mexico and the Rio Grande Valley, USA. Other organizations in…

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Harlingen EDC Supports Regional Economic Development Efforts

Harlingen, TX (November10, 2008) -- The Harlingen Economic Development Corporation (HEDC) has placed a high priority on the development of regional alliances that promote economic development. During the past few months, several new initiatives have been implemented. “We recognize the competition for economic development is global,” according to Armando Elizarde,…

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Harlingen EDC Launches New Website

November 5, 2008 The Harlingen Economic Development Corporation (HEDC) unveiled a new web site today, designed to attract corporate investment to Harlingen. In unveiling the site, Armando Elizarde, Vice President of HEDC and President of Town and Country Homes in Harlingen, said, “Economic development is very competitive today and our…

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Harlingen, TX “Fact File” Wins Award

The Harlingen “Fact File,” a community profile in the form of a file folder, has received a “Merit Award” in the Literature and Promotion Awards of the Southern Economic Development Council (SEDC). The “Fact File” was developed by the Harlingen (TX) Economic Development Corporation (HEDC). The “Fact File” is a…

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