Links of Interest
- Business Law from the SBA
Legal and regulatory information for America's small business.
List of SBA Participating Lenders and Certified Development Companies in the Rio Grande Valley.
- SBA Hub zone
Historically underutilized business zones. Are you in a HUB zone?
- Small Business Administration
Programs and services to help you start, grow, and make your business successful.
- Small Business Development Center
Designed to provide the business owner with training, counseling, research, and other specialized, technical assistance.
- Center for Border Economic Studies
A public policy research unit dedicated to the study of problems unique to the U.S./Mexico border economy.
- The Border Trade Alliance
Addresses key issues that affect trade and economic development in North America.
- Mexican Nationals Report
The Spending Patterns and Economic Impacts of Mexican Nationals in A Twenty-County Reigon of South and Central Texas.
- Impact of Cross-Border Retail Activity on the Rio Grande Valley Economy
- Find a job in the RGV
Use this database to find the job you want at the pay you need in any local zip code.
- Rio Grande Valley Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse
Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse (CALA) is working hard to make the public better aware of the cost and consequences of lawsuit abuse. As the leading grassroots legal watchdog in Texas, CALA believes our courts should be used for fairness and balanced justice, not greed.
- Texans Against Lawsuit Abuse
Citizen's Against Lawsuit Abuse is now a nation-wide grassroots campaign that started in the Rio Grande Valley.
- El Nuevo Heraldo
Based in Brownsville, El Nuevo Heraldo emphasizes regional coverage of the Valley's other cities and towns, including Harlingen and Weslaco. El Nuevo Heraldo also produces the weekly El Extra, a Friday publication that emphasizes entertainment and lifestyle stories.
- Texas Border Business
Texas Border Business is the definitive local commerce news source on every aspect of business, covering the entire spectrum, including emerging technologies, and is the single most reliable source of industry news and information available for the area.
- The Brownsville Herald
The Brownsville Herald is a newspaper based in Brownsville
- The Monitor
The largest and leading newspaper in South Texas, McAllen, Mission, Edinburg, Mexico.
- The Rio Grande Guardian
The original online news service for South Texas and the Texas-Mexico border region, the Rio Grande Guardian was launched in July 2005.
- Valley Business Report
Your connection to local pro-business news
- Valley Morning Star
Valley Morning Star, established in 1911, is a newspaper published out of Harlingen
- North American Butterfly Association of South Texas
Checklists, Events, Sites, and Contacts.
- South Texas Nature
Birding and Butterfly website.
- Texas Parks and Wildlife
Locate information on the Rio Grande Valley's Parks and Sites.
- Valley Agriculture
The Texas cooperative extension in Weslaco provides marketing and economic information on the local horticulture industry.
- World Birding Center
Locate information on the Rio Grande Valley's best birding spots.
- 2012 Labor Market Report
A Report about the evolving labor market in Texas' Rio Grande Valley
- Bureau of Labor Statistics
Monthly data on changes in the prices paid by urban consumers for a representative basket of goods and services.
- Cost of Living Calculator
Check how much further your money will go when you spend it in Brownsville, Harlingen, or McAllen!
- Federal Procurement Contracts
Commercial vendors ccan seek federal markets for their products and services and can search, monitor, and retrieve opportunities solicited by the entire federal contracting community.
- State Sales and Use Tax Analysis
Research the Valley MSA from the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts.
- Texas Cares Online
Labor Market Data
- Texas Real Estate Market Reports
Census data, employment and unemployment, major industries, business climate, education, transportation and infrastructure issues, growth patterns and much more.
- United States Census Bureau
County quickfacts form the Department of Commerce.
- Winter Texan Statistics
Statistics on Winter Texans such as age, health, income, and spending.
- 2012 Superintendent's Regional Report
Publication by RGV Lead (Linking Economic & Academic Development).
- I69 Information
Information and progress on the I69 project from the Texas alliance.
- Texas Department of Transportation
Find out about registering a vehicle, road conditions, or driver's license requirements.
- Transportation Association
The TGR/TZ is committed to protecting and enhancing our Texas highway system.
- Border Crossing Requirements
Starting June 1, 2009, U.S. citizens returning home from Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean or Bermuda, by land or sea, are required to present one of the travel documents listed here.
- Texas Travel Information Center
Use our tools to get to know the state, find things to do and keep track of all the destinations you love.
- Winter Texan Info