Ground Breaking Event
Tuesday, April 22nd 10AM
400 W. Expressway 83, Weslaco
(Located on the north side
of the frontage road)
Call 956.388.2020 to RSVP
The Freestand ER will be the newest member of South Texas Health Stystem that includes:
-6 facilities- acute care hospitals and a behavioral health facility
-Specialty Senior ER Care- Edinburg Regional Medical Center and McAllen Heart Hospital
-The first and only hospital in the Valley built just for kids- Edinburg Children's Hospital
-24/7 trauma surgeons inhouse- McAllen Medical Center
-The first hospital in the Valley with an accredited Chest Pain Center with PCI-McAllen Heart Hospital
-And now- a FREESTANDING ER in Weslaco.... Coming in Fall 2014
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Walmart Hiring For Approximately 300 Jobs in the Rio Grande Valley
According to Hidalgo store manager Ignacio Rodriguez Jr., the store will be hiring both full- and part-time associates. “We’re proud to bring new jobs to the area and these jobs can lead to great careers,” said Rodriguez. “I’ve been with the Walmart since 1984 and started as an hourly sales associate and have had a great career with the company.”
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RGV adds thousands of jobs in last year
Unemployment rate also comes down for most cities
RIO GRANDE VALLEY (APRIL 8, 2013) – The vast majority of Rio Grande Valley cities have lowered their unemployment rates and added jobs over the last year, according the Texas Workforce Commission’s latest statistics released by the state agency.
RGV cities and the two Metropolitan Statistical Areas they fall into added thousands of jobs to local payrolls, February 2014 figures show. Combined, the McAllen-Edinburg-Mission and Brownsville-Harlingen-San Benito MSAs had more than 10,000 more people working than in February 2013.
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Willacy County Pioneer Days Festival
April 12, 2014
For more information please contact the Raymondville Chamber
Effective April 1, 2014, the Rio Grande Valley Partnership will be providing administrative services for the Rio Grande Regional Water Authority. If you have any questions please call Febe Zepeda at 956-968-3141 or visit www.rgrwa.org.
Our 5th Annual Charity Texas Hold 'Em Poker Tournament was a SUCCESS!
This year we partnered up with South Texas Juvenile Diabetes Association (STJDA) and partial proceeds from the tournament will help STJDA make an impact in the lives of children battling a life-long struggle with Diabetes.
We would like to thank all of our sponsors, volunteers, and players - without you this event wouldn't have been as successful as it was.
1st Place Bruce Wolf
2nd Place Mary Lou Esparza
3rd Place MaryPat Strong
This survery is to help us improve every year. Please take a few minutes to answer the short list of questions.
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The Rio Grande Valley Partnership hosted a Coffee Conversation with Congressman Kevin Brady, Congressman Mike Conaway and Congressman Bill Flores on Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at the Club at Cimarron. The Congressmen were able to talk to business leaders from across the Rio Grande Valley about what they learned from their visit. Some of their stops include Doctors Hospital at Renaissance and Anzalduas Bridge.
Visit with Border Patrol Commissioner R. Gil Kerlikowske
City leaders met with Border Patrol Commissioner R. Gil Kerlikowske on March 20, 2014 and discussed how law enforcement has a huge significat role in the economy.
REGIONAL MOBILITY AUTHORITIES IN CAMERON AND HIDALGO COUNTIES HELD FIRST JOINT MEETING
March 3, 2014 -The Cameron County Regional Mobility Authority (CCRMA) and the Hidalgo County Regional Mobility Authority (HCRMA) conducted a joint meeting on Monday, March 3, 2014 at the Rio Grande Valley Partnership boardroom in Weslaco. The RMA’s discussed joining forces in hopes to continue to provide transportation infrastructure that will allow drivers to have another option and drive from Cameron County to Hidalgo County and vice versa. This proposed project would also give residents another option to get to South Padre Island.
This was the first joint meeting that the RMA’s had since their creation more than nine years ago.
To see the Cameron Co. RMA Agenda, please click here.
To see the Hidalgo Co. RMA Agenda, please click here.
Pictured on the right are Cameron Co. RMA Chairman David Allex, RGV Partnership President Julian Alvarez, and Hidalgo Co. RMA Chairman Dennis Burleson.
2013 construction continues rebound; best in 5 years
RIO GRANDE VALLEY (FEB 17, 2013) – Concrete, carpet and composite roofs were in demand in 2013.
Last year was the busiest for commercial and residential construction in the Valley in at least five years, according to a survey of area cities’ building permits compiled by the Rio Grande Valley Partnership.
Valley cities recorded $926.8 million in building permits last year, about a 5% jump over 2012’s construction. Harlingen led the region in commercial construction with $134.9 million that included a Sam’s wholesale store, a Residence Inn by Marriott and several restaurants and retail outlets. McAllen spearheaded the RGV’s residential sector with $62.3 million in new home building just ahead of Brownsville and Edinburg. Click here to continue reading.
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!
Meet the First Chairwoman of the Rio Grande Valley Partnership
WESLACO – The Rio Grande Valley Partnership has named McAllen attorney Deborah Cordova as its chair for 2014 – the first time the chamber has ever been lead by a woman in its 69 years.
“Deborah is the absolute right choice to lead this organization right now,” said Julian Alvarez, RGV Partnership President and CEO. “Deborah understands the Partnership’s mission, knows the pulse of the business community and will help lead us as a broader entity especially as we deal with more and more regional issues.”
Alvarez added that Cordova’s selection was even more special because she was chosen by her peers to head up the Partnership. She has spent the last year serving as chair-elect. Current Chairman, Weslaco businessman Spencer Bell, conducted his last meeting on December 19. Cordova would immediately follow Bell and her first board meeting as chair will be in January. Click here to read more.
Click here to watch her interview on McAllen Public Affairs Update.