Whether you are on a naturalist-guided walk or one of your own, migrating birds and butterfliesare flying south for the winter. Be sure to pick-up the Official Birding & Butterfly Map at your local Chamber, CVB or Nature Attraction. (It’s FREE!)
Welcome Winter Visitors to the Magic Valley
Our 27th Annual Golf Tournament was a success!
RGV Exports continue to grow
RIO GRANDE VALLEY (SEPTEMBER 26, 2014) – The McAllen and Brownsville metro areas exported close to $10 billion in goods to countries around the globe good enough to rank near the top nationally, according to the International Trade Administration’s report on 2013 exports by metro areas.
The McAllen-Edinburg-Mission metro area exported $5.265 billion in trade last year, a 1.3% increase over 2012, and the Brownsville-Harlingen area shipped out $4.622, up 1% as well. The McAllen area ranked 54th out of 400 metro areas across the country measured by the ITA, and Brownsville ranked 58th. If the two areas were combined, like Dallas-Fort Worth, the RGV’s $9.887 billion in exports would rank 32nd nationally and 5th in Texas.
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Introducing the First RGV Leadership Class
RGV Leadership Announces Class of 2015
RIO GRANDE VALLEY (September 4, 2014) – RGV Leadership named 25 community and business leaders to its first-ever leadership program class that begins this fall.
The class of 2015 is a strong cross section of established and emerging leaders from all corners of the Valley that shown great interest in focusing on issues from a regional perspective and working with colleagues and counter parts from across South Texas.
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Space X Marks the Spot in the RGV
RIO GRANDE VALLEY (AUGUST 20, 2014) – The entire Rio Grande Valley region worked together to get Interstate 69. It also collaborated to land a University of Texas medical school campus. No small feats.
Now, following Brownsville and Cameron County’s lead, the Rio Grande Valley will be home to one of the nation’s most exciting economic development projects announced in years: SpaceX.
SpaceX will build a vertical rocket launch pad and control center to support 12 proposed commercial launches a year from the Boca Chica Beach area. Brownsville beat other bids from around the country to get the SpaceX facility. It’s expected to create hundreds of high-paying tech jobs and make an initial capital investment of about $85 million into the area.
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New Official Guide to the Rio Grande Valley
The Valley offers first class accommodations, amazing arrays of cuisine, legendary entertainment, world-class museums, exceptional shopping choices, and renowned attractions! You’ll find breathtaking beaches, historic marvels, sprawling ranches, impressive bird magnets paired with South Texas hospitality in the NEW Official Guide to the Rio Grande Valley.
Pick one up at your local Chamber or CVB soon!
RGV ATTRACTIONS MAP
Print on legal sized paper!