Harlingen, TX July 13, 2016 – According to the Texas Comptroller’s Office figures released last week, the City of Harlingen collected over $1,729,021 in sales tax dollars last month. This marks a jump of over $24,000 or 1.4% over the same period in 2015. June also marked the 6th time in the last nine monthly recording periods that have shown growth in the city’s sales tax receipts. Lupita Gutierrez Garza, President of the Harlingen Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors said, “There has been steady growth in Harlingen this year. There are some great commercial construction projects under construction and a few energy and logistic projects that are on the drawing board. I’m optimistic that we’ll maintain stable economic growth as the fiscal year closes out.”
Beginning with the start of the fiscal year in October of 2015, Harlingen has grown its sales tax receipts by $380,100 over the same period last year. Raudel Garza, Harlingen Economic Development Corporation Chief Executive Officer, was also pleased with the figures released by the State. “Harlingen continues to attract large employers, retain existing businesses, and grow our base. Qualfon and other customer contact centers are hiring and paying well for these additional people. Numerous national restaurants have announced plans to open here soon. And our residential market is beginning to gain traction again,” stated Mr. Garza. “Several new housing developments are under construction now, including Oak Ranch Estates, Woodland Oaks and Westway Subdivision. Demand for housing continues to grow as more people desire a quality of place and a location that can’t be beat.” Overall, the city’s year to date sales taxes collected has grown over 2.3% over the same period last year.
For more information, please call: Raudel Garza, CEO
Harlingen Economic Development Corporation, Inc.