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.
To view the final list please click here.