Harlingen Economic Development Corporation



Raudel Garza
Manager and Chief Executive Officer
956-216-5081 office
956-245-1303 cell


Lowest cost of living in the U.S.


Average median age is 32


Transportation options include the Port of Harlingen, Valley International Airport, Free Trade International Bridge and Union Pacific Railroad access


Close proximity to Northern Mexico


Acres and acres of shovel-ready sites, such as the Harlingen Aerotropolis - a 480-acre site adjacent to the airport

Harlingen is at the heart of the Rio Grande Valley andstrategically located between McAllen and Brownsville. Our perfect proximityplaces us within reach of all major points of the Valley within a 45-minute drive.

Harlingen is big on transportation. Our economically sound and growing community offers various resources and assets that includes a major airport, water port, rail line and major interstates and highways. This growing region has three airports in total, many city/county airports, 13 land Ports of Entry, an overweight corridor, commercial rail, and pipelines. All these advantages place Harlingen in a valuable position with the ability to connect internationally.

We have a strong workforce of more than 165,000 people who have access to quality education and ongoing training right here in Harlingen. Universities such as University of Texas Rio Grande Valley and Texas A&M Corpus Christi and Kingsville satellite locations, offer students dozens of undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral options combined. Industry leading skilled-trade certifications and trainings are offered through the local college Texas State Technical College. TSTC-Harlingen offers award-winning nursing programs and high in-demand degrees in Wind Energy Technology, Aircraft Airframe Technology, along with various healthcare and education programs.

We continue to grow and build on our key industries: aerospace, renewable energy, electronics manufacturing, healthcare and logistics & distribution. Harlingen offers all the advantages of a Texas location with close proximity to Northern Mexico. Many major firms such as United Healthcare, Cardone Industries, Penske Logistics, United Launch Alliance and Panasonic have established profitable and productive homes in Harlingen.

Let us help you come home to Harlingen!


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