Strong Infrastructure along U.S.-Mexico Border

Harlingen, TX is centrally located in the Rio Grande Valley of South Texas. This location along the NAFTA Superhighway corridor provides the city with easy highway access. Harlingen is just a short drive from the Mexican border, providing an important international trade opportunity.


Harlingen, Texas has businesses covered by road, air, water or railroad. Valley International Airport is the largest airport in the Rio Grande Valley, offering the NAFTA CargoPort. Union Pacific Railroad offers direct rail access through South Texas, and the Port of Harlingen can handle shipping needs over water.

A Choice In Electricity

Electric deregulation in Texas has opened up the market for many different electricity providers, meaning consumers are able to find inexpensive, affordable rates.

Telecommunications Choices

Harlingen is technologically prepared to handle new businesses and an influx of new residents.  Spectrum offers high-speed Internet as well as cable services and digital telephone. AT&T also offers internet, cable service as well as telephone.  VTX provides fiber optic capabilities to the city as well.

High Quality Water

As far as quality of life in Harlingen, TX, the drinking water meets all federal drinking water guidelines. The water quality laboratory assures that all drinking water is suitable for human consumption. Harlingen has two water plants that are able to produce 38.7 million gallons per day allowing for an overflow access.  The employees at Harlingen WaterWorks System are Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) certified.