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NAAMREI Regional Manufacturing Summit – January 29, 2015

NAAMREI Regional Manufacturing Summit January 29, 2015 7:45am – 3:00pm Location:  Texas State Technical College University Center Building 2424 Boxwood, Harlingen, TX 78550  Agenda  7:45am – 8:30am:      Registration & Breakfast  8:30am – 9:00am:      Welcome—Carlos Margo, Associate Dean, South Texas College Office of Industry Training and Economic Development and Executive Director…

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Bert Ogden Motors Receives Development Incentive Check

Bert Ogden Dealership in Harlingen Receives Development Funds Harlingen, Texas – January 26, 2015 - Harlingen Economic Development Corporation, Inc. Board President, Mr. Bob Dunkin, presented Bert Ogden owners Bob and Janet Vackar with a development incentive check in the amount of $200,000 on Friday, January 23, 2015. The money…

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Texas Business Conference in South Padre Island

Commissioner Andrade is hosting a special two-day Texas Business Conference in South Padre Island to kick off this year’s conference series on January 15th and 16th. The South Padre Island conference is a regional conference – so we invite the entire RGV business community to attend – and geared towards employers,…

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Harlingen Chosen for New Hospital

Dave Ralph Public Information Officer City of Harlingen Office (956) 216-5030 Cell (956) 873-4629 JULY 3, 2014 ATTENTION ALL NEWS MEDIA FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PHOTOS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST HARLINGEN CHOSEN FOR NEW HOSPITAL A 72-bed psychiatric hospital under management by Strategic Behavioral Health LLC will break ground for construction late this…

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Harlingen Attracts New Employer And Up To 1000 New Jobs

New Qualfon contact center expected to open this year Harlingen, TX – April 1, 2014 The City of Harlingen and Harlingen Economic Development Corporation announced today that Qualfon, a leading global business process outsourcing (BPO) and call center service provider from Monterrey, NL, Mexico, will be opening a new contact…

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SBA to host Small Business Resource Expo

Subject: SBA to Host Small Business Resource EXPO                           News Release SBA to Host Small Business Resource EXPO -An Entrepreneurs’ One-Stop-Shop- HARLINGEN, TX – On Friday, September 13, 2013 the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) will host a FREE Small Business Resource EXPO specifically organized to help small business owners…

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Kauffman FastTrac NewVenture Entrepreneurship Program

Kauffman FastTrac® NewVenture™ Entrepreneurship Program Scholarships Available Building the Future of Your Business Kauffman FastTrac NewVenture training is coming to Harlingen February 26th thanks to a collaborative effort of Tropical Texas Regional Center of Innovation and Commercialization, Harlingen Economic Development Corporation, Texas State Technical College and The International Innovation &…

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Harlingen Cost of Living Lowest in the US for 3rd Straight Year

-For Immediate Release HARLINGEN, TEXAS (February 4, 2013) - Harlingen, Texas offers the lowest cost of living in the United States, according to The Cost of Living Index, published quarterly by C2ER – The Council for Community and Economic Research. Among the 307 urban areas that participated in the 2012…

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Sales Tax Increases in December

Harlingen, TEXAS – January 9, 2013 – Following a record breaking year in 2011-2012, Harlingen continues its upward trend by recording its second consecutive month with double digit increases to sales tax revenue. According to the Texas Comptroller's office, Harlingen experienced an increase of 19.48% for the November reporting period…

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