Harlingen One of First RGV Cities to Utilize Tamaulipas Economic Development’s Website

HARLINGEN, TEXAS (Oct. 22, 2019) – In partnership with the Rio South Texas Economic Council, Harlingen and several Rio Grande Valley cities are collaborating with the Tamaulipas Economic Development’s website, Invest in Tamaulipas.

The purpose of the website lists the benefits of doing business in Tamaulipas. The website currently features testimonials, news, aerial footage of industrial parks, maps, and economic value of doing business in Mexico.

As the website grew, the vision shifted, and the Tamaulipas Economic Development team realized there was value in showcasing the Rio Grande Valley and its many amenities.

South Texas cities like Harlingen, Brownsville, McAllen, Weslaco, and many others have all agreed that there is a benefit in working as a region to attract bigger prospects.

“Investors look for quality data to drive their decisions, and they focus on regional markets rather than individual cities, county lines, or national borders,” Matt Z. Ruszczak, Rio South Texas Economic Council executive director said.

“This tool addresses both needs, presenting quality data in a regional, bi-national context.”

In September, Harlingen and Weslaco were two of the first cities granted access to begin creating their economic development profiles on the website.  Soon, the economic profiles will include information about each participating city’s advantages and amenities.

Some of the information that will be included will be:

  • Demographics
  • Education
  • Transportation
  • Quality of place
  • Airports
  • Bridges
  • Ports

“When we act regionally, site selectors, investors, and corporate real estate directors take note,” Raudel Garza, HEDC CEO said.

“Each community in the RGV has something to offer, and combined with the Matamoros/Reynosa region, this area is very attractive to industrial prospects.”

The Rio Texas South Valley information will become visible to the general public by the beginning of the new year, according to website coordinators.


Sample of modules that are included on the website.