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News November 3, 2021

And We’re Back! (Probably)

Big news for the Edinburg area economy in the September jobs report, released today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The Edinburg area was among the fastest growing regional economies in the country in September. Total nonfarm employment in the McAllen-Edinburg-Mission metropolitan area increased by 14,200 jobs on a year-over-year basis, a growth rate […]

News October 29, 2021

UTRGV Seal of Excelencia Certification

RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS – UTRGV’s commitment to ensuring the enrollment and success of its more than 27,000 undergraduate students through innovative educational programs, grant initiatives and enrollment strategies has propelled the university to earn the coveted Seal of Excelencia certification. For its efforts in accelerating Latino student success in higher education, UTRGV on Friday was named among 10 universities from across the United States […]

News October 7, 2021

‘EMPLOY RGV’ The Largest Job Fair in The RGV is This Friday In Edinburg!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2021 The Largest Job Fair in The RGV is This Friday In Edinburg!   EMPLOY RGV Will Host Over 125 Employers Looking to Fill 3,500 Job Openings EDINBURG, Texas– The COVID-19 pandemic has created challenges for RGV families and businesses impacting the way people go about their daily lives. […]

News October 6, 2021

Taxable retail sales up by 33%

August was a good month for many Edinburg retailers. Sales tax revenue in Edinburg grew by 33% on a year-over-year basis, according to the October report (based on August sales) published today by the Texas Comptroller. The City collected about $2.8 million in October. Edinburg’s sales tax revenue growth rate ranked second among cities in […]

News October 1, 2021

Employ RGV Job Fair

Details: Resume Writing Workshop Tuesday, October 5, 2021 | 2PM-4PM Sekula Memorial Library-1906 S Closner Blvd. Edinburg, Tx Interview Skills Workshop Wednesday, October 6, 2021 | 2PM-4PM Sekula Memorial Library-1906 S Closner Blvd. Edinburg, Tx Resume and Interview Skills Workshop Thursday, October 7, 2021 | 2PM-4PM Sekula Memorial Library-1906 S Closner Blvd. Edinburg, Tx Employ […]

News October 1, 2021

Five facts for Manufacturing Day 2021

October 1 is Manufacturing Day. Here are five facts* about the importance of manufacturing to the Edinburg** economy: There are 39 manufacturing companies in the Edinburg area, employing about 1,300 workers. The manufacturing sector adds about $117 million in value to the local economy. Food manufacturing is the largest industry in the sector, employing 630 […]

News October 1, 2021

Edinburg among fastest growing Texas metros in August jobs report

The August jobs report for metropolitan areas is out this week, and it’s a good one for Edinburg. Job growth in the Edinburg metro area was 5.5% in August on a year-over-year basis, keeping pace with the statewide economy and ranking fourth highest among the 25 metros in Texas. Top 10: Midland 7.1% Tyler 6.8% […]

News July 21, 2021

The City of Edinburg Launches SPARC 3.0

City Accepting Applications for Third Round of Stimulus Recovery Program for Local Businesses EDINBURG, Texas– The City of Edinburg’s Stimulus Program Aimed at Recovery from COVID19 (S.P.A.R.C.) assists locally-owned businesses with economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic. SPARC provides businesses and residents a financial means to invest back into their local Edinburg economy. It is […]

News May 26, 2021

Experience Brings New Vision To Edinburg

Ron Garza built a reputation as an administrator who could foster cooperation among Rio Grande Valley cities when seeking state funding and developing transportation systems. He served for years as the executive director of the Lower Rio Grande Valley Development Council. The job allowed him to work on projects with county judges, mayors and city […]

News May 26, 2021

Davila: Edinburg is growing fast, growing smart

EDINBURG, Texas – Blanca Davila, director of economic development for the City of Edinburg, was a guest on the Rio Grande Guardian’s Community Spotlight series on Zoom. The interview gave Davila an opportunity to expand on all the positive news provided by Edinburg city leaders during a recent webinar hosted by the Rio Grande Valley […]

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