The Harlingen Advantage

The Harlingen Economic Development Corporation

Dedicated to Harlingen’s Economic Growth

The Harlingen Economic Development Corporation (HEDC) has played an integral role in the growth and development of the community.

As a primary goal, the HEDC dedicates itself to assist in the creation of new job opportunities and the attraction of new investment to Harlingen. Over the years, HEDC has assisted major local employers such as United Healthcare, Strategic Behavioral Health, Pentair, Dish Network, Valley Baptist Medical Center, United Launch Alliance, Penske Logistics, Aloe Laboratories, Penn Aluminum, Qualfon, and many others in locating or expanding operations here.

A secondary purpose of the HEDC is to assist commercial developers planning large-scale projects in Harlingen. Recent examples include providing infrastructure assistance for Cameron Crossing, a 50-acre development, anchored by Bass Pro Shops, Longhorn Steakhouse, Cracker Barrel, and Residence Inn by Marriott; Harlingen Heights, a 51-acre development anchored by Sam’s Wholesale Club; Harlingen Corners, a $39 million, 30-acre retail development featuring Kohl’s, Burlington Coat Factory and Logan’s Roadhouse; and Harrison Crossing, an $8.5 million retail development that is home to Walgreen’s, T-Mobile and Starbucks.