Congratulations Graduating Class of 2015
A message from Atanacio Hinojosa RGV Partnership Chairman:
The mission of the RGV Partnership is to be the leader for regional prosperity in the Rio Grande Valley. Our mission can only be achieved when people are willing to assume roles of leadership and decide to take action in those roles to make this prosperity possible. I congratulate you for taking on the responsibility of being leaders in your respective communities and for choosing to make a difference in our beautiful region.
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Code the Town Expands Program with Grant
The grant will be used to purchase several Raspberry Pi 2 Model B computers to teach the Python language to Mission students in K-12 with a goal of teaching at least 60 students by the end of fall. The Raspberry Pi is a credit card-sized computer developed in the UK by the Raspberry Pi Foundation with the intention of promoting the teaching of basic computer science in schools... Please click the full press release for more information.
Harlingen Aerotropolis at Valley International Airport designated a shovel ready site
"The purpose of the Quality Site Program is to satisfy a growing need from Companies looking for sites that are ready to develop, well documented, and free from risk," said Espinoza. "And I’m extremely pleased to say Harlingen will join a very small list of progressive communities in the nation who have completed this rigorous site certification process."
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Thank you to our 2015 Valley Proud Honors Banquet sponsors
The Valley Proud Honors Banquet was created by the Rio Grande Valley Partnership in 1989 in an effort to recognize and encourage the top two graduating seniors of every high school, both public and private, in the Rio Grande Valley. Every year since, the Partnership invites these young individuals to join us alongside their proud parents and educators as we recognize their academic achievement and provide words of wisdom as they continue their education and pursue their dreams. The Valley Proud Honors Banquet is in its Twenty-Sixth year and like all of the years before, we rely on sponsorships to make it all happen. Our hope is that you would consider sponsoring this extraordinary event to help us congratulate these students on their outstanding accomplishment and inspiring them towards greater achievement.
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Tourism to Palo Alto Battlefield National Historical Park creates $2,861,000 in Economic Benefits
Report shows visitor spending support 41 jobs in local economy
Brownsville, TX –A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 41,516 visitors to Palo Alto Battlefield National Historical Park in 2014 spent $2,328,300 in communities near the park. That spending supported 41 jobs in the local area and had a cumulative benefit to the local economy of $2,861,000.
"Palo Alto Battlefield National Historical Park welcomes visitors from across the country and around the world," said Superintendent Mark Spier. "We are delighted to share the story of this place and the experiences it provides. We also feature the park as a way to introduce our visitors to southern Texas and all that it offers. National park tourism is a significant driver in the national economy, returning $10 for every $1 invested in the National Park Service, and it’s a big factor in our local economy as well. We appreciate the partnership and support of our neighbors and are glad to be able to give back by helping to sustain local communities."
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Valley Seniors- APPLY NOW!
The Rio Grande Valley Partnership Foundation has created a Scholarship Program to benefit senior students in the Rio Grande Valley.
We are reaching out to all High Schools in the Valley to invite the Senior Class to apply today to potentially be a recipient to our Scholarship Program.
Deadline to submit this application is April 30th. Don't wait! Apply today!
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