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Valley storms state capitol for RGV Day
Hundreds of community, business & government leaders attend event
RIO GRANDE VALLEY – It was a first for the Rio Grande Valley.
Hundreds of Rio Grande Valley community, business and government leaders visited the state capitol together to advocate on the region’s behalf on RGV Day. It was the first time in the RGV’s history that cities and counties visited Austin together and pushed a regional agenda.
The RGV Partnership joined forces with the cities of Edinburg, Harlingen, McAllen, Mission, Weslaco, Pharr, Brownsville and Hidalgo and Cameron counties and many others to bring RGV Day to fruition. UTRGV, South Texas College & others also joined in. On Tuesday February 10, the RGV Partnership also included its leadership class, RGV Leadership – as part of its learning curriculum – in on the event.
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Rio Grande Valley Salutes Fort Wayne
Retiree numbers are growing and that explosive growth needs to hear about our regional best kept secrets. "Who says we don't make tourism visits to the Midwest during the winter?" asked Julian Alvarez, President/CEO of the Rio Grande Valley Partnership- Regional Chamber of Commerce. "In follow-up to a park managers' meeting we hosted a few months ago, four Valley Representatives packed their bags to meet and greet attedees at one of the biggest RV shows in the Midwest (facing the cold head-on). We welcomed attendees with event bags and the Official Guide to the RGV, provided assistance and information to anyone planning to bisit Texas."
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2015 Legislative Tour- Upper Valley
We couldn’t have asked for a better group of individuals to showcase the Valley too. This year our Legislative group was made up of 1 Governor, 2 Senators, 19 Representatives, 11 Chief of Staffs, and countless others to represent their office.
A few of the stops consist of: United Launch Alliance in Harlingen, Edinburg Conference Center at Renaissance, Paramount Citrus in Mission, Royal Technology in Mission, Pharr International Bridge, Nuevo Santander Art Gallery in McAllen, Doctors Hospital at Renaissance in Edinburg, Texas A&M Engineering in Weslaco, Border Patrol Station in McAllen, and Commissioner Joe Flores Ranch for food and entertainment.
A huge shout out to all the sponsors and volunteers. We could not have done this prestigious event without your energy and support. Thank you for everything and we look forward to working with you in the near future!
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A Glimpse At 2014
Right about this time every year I like to reflect and look back at what the Rio Grande Valley has accomplished – and wow – 2014 was something else. You could say that for each of the last few years, but 2014 was really a banner year for the RGV!
And here in the Valley, you can’t look at the past without thinking about our future. This next year, 2015, promises to be another big one for the region. But before we get ahead of ourselves looking over the horizon, let’s take a short trip down 2014’s memory lane.
For what’s becoming standard now, the RGV took some huge steps forward last year. I’ll run through some in 2014 that will have a major impact for the entire Valley for years to come.
RGV Legislative Tour Marks 40 Years
RIO GRANDE VALLEY – Dozens of state lawmakers will descend on region in January for the 21st Legislative Tour of the Rio Grande Valley to learn more about the area, study issues impacting theValley and hear from area leaders.
The landmark event, which take place on January 22-25, is put on by the Rio Grande Valley
Partnership in conjunction with the state legislative session. In 2015, Representatives and Senators from around Texas will gather in Austin for the 84th State Legislature – the session runs from January through May.
Cut to the chase and visit the Valley’s MUST see attractions!
Here's a snippet of some of the attractions waiting for you inside this year’s Official Guide to the RGV.
Get yours at Valley Chamber information centers soon!
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Code the Town- Mission EDC Initiative
Mission, TX (December 9, 2014) - Sylvan Learning, Mission EDC, and Border Kids Code are
thrilled about Code The Town's First graduating class during National Computer Science
Education Week.The support for promoting STEM in the City of Mission has been overwhelming. It has been so exciting to see the enthusiastic response from educators, students, and parents within the Mission community as they have expanded their computer science and coding knowledge.
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Annual Holiday Mixer with a twist
The Rio Grande Valley Partnership likes to end things with a bang. We had leaders from all over the Valley- join us in celebrating the end of a fantastic year at our Annual Holiday Mixer.
We are excited to announce that we were able to raise $20,000 for Texas State Affordable Housing Corportation (TSAHC) which we took the opportunity to announce during our Holiday Mixer. To maximize the impact, TSAHC Board of Directors agreed to match ALL donations recieved!! Thank you to everyone who participated in our Golf Tournament which made this all possible.
Thank you to everyone who made it out to celebrate the end of another successful year.
We wish you Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year!
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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