The Weslaco Advantage

Whether you are launching, expanding or relocating a business, it makes sense to choose Weslaco – it is the Business Center of the Rio Grande Valley!

WESLACO, TEXAS: CENTRAL TO YOUR SUCCESS IN THE RIO GRANDE VALLEY.

Weslaco is strategically located in south Texas and is the business, retail and education hub of an 182,000+ population market - making it one of the fastest growing cities in the Rio Grande Valley.

Centrally located in south Texas with none of the congestion, Weslaco is the ideal geographic location for businesses with easy access to major highways and international bridges. The Progreso International Bridge is only seven miles away, and four additional international ports of entry are less than half an hour away.

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MID VALLEY INDUSTRIAL PARK

The Mid Valley Industrial Park is strategically located next to the Weslaco Mid Valley Airport in Weslaco and home to 50 diverse industries that include retail, food processing, logistics, manufacturing, warehousing & distribution.

Companies who serve the entire Rio Grande Valley call Weslaco their home as logistics are always easier and more cost effective when conducted from the center. Call us today to inquire about our available land or properties to launch, relocate, or expand your business.

WESLACO MID VALLEY AIRPORT

The Weslaco Mid Valley Airport is the largest general aviation airport south of San Antonio and the first facility of its type on the Texas/Mexico border that is promoting air transportation and ease of clearance via U.S. Customs from Mexico to Texas.

The airport provides the security and convenience of onsite inspections and clearance for international general aviation passenger aircrafts. This, in turn, brings tremendous benefits and opportunities for Weslaco, the Mid-Valley and the Rio Grande Valley.

Recently, the Weslaco Mid Valley Airport received the Most Improved General Aviation Airport award at the 34th annual Texas Aviation Conference. The airport was first awarded in 1994 after the runway was expanded from 3,500 to 4,000 feet. Since then, the runway has been lengthened by another thousand feet and is currently undergoing a $15 million expansion project that will extend it to 6,000 feet, and add five feet to its width. Improvement plans include rehabilitating taxiways, extending runway lights, installing drainage, and constructing large corporate hangars. This will allow the airport to accommodate corporate airplanes carrying up to 20 people for business ventures in the Rio Grande Valley, as well as military aircraft in the event of a crisis.

HISTORIC DOWNTOWN WESLACO

The Weslaco Advantage lives in historic downtown Weslaco. Weslaco is fortunate to be one of very few communities in the Rio Grande Valley that can boast a downtown business district with a heart and soul. Its quaint historic feel welcomes visitors along the sidewalks as they shop for antiques, diamonds, high-end clothing, boots and more.

Alfresco Weslaco Music & Art on the Street celebrates our community’s culture every third Thursday of the Month by providing a platform for local artists, musicians & artisans to showcase their talents on South Texas Blvd. We invite you to head downtown, have lunch or dinner, shop at one of our fine retailers, and rediscover the heart and soul of our community.

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RECRUITMENT

Weslaco has experienced unprecedented growth over the last several years, fostering intensified interest from the retail industry. Due to a steady rise in trade area population and consistent sales tax gains, Weslaco’s influx of eateries, such as Applebee’s, Chick Fil-A, Chipotle Mexican Grill, and Taco Palenque flourish. Another popular national chain is joining Weslaco’s impressive retail profile in summer 2016: Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers. Its central location and economic viability make Weslaco a retail destination for national, regional and local chains.

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ABOUT US

The Economic Development Corporation of Weslaco (EDCW) is a non-profit corporation dedicated to the creation of jobs through recruitment of new industry and helping existing companies relocate and/or expand. Our objective is job creation and adding wealth to the city of Weslaco. 

The EDCW serves as a catalyst in increasing economic wealth and growth in Weslaco by fostering a positive business environment; assisting and facilitating investment in business interests in Weslaco; and adding value to Weslaco’s tax base.  

Whether you are launching, expanding or relocating a business, it makes sense to choose Weslaco – it is the Business Center of the Rio Grande Valley!

DOING BUSINESS IN WESLACO

The Economic Development Corporation of Weslaco (EDCW) performs an unbiased evaluation of companies or individuals seeking public investment incentives or loans to launch, expand, or relocate their business to Weslaco.

In the downtown district, we are committed to creating an environment that is conducive to doing business. The Weslaco EDC has grants available to businesses in the district to help beautify buildings as well as incentives that can help get the buildings to city code standards.

Our basic task is to ensure that a business project is a sound investment for the community. While the negotiations are ongoing, all records are kept confidential. Once a development agreement is executed, the record is governed by the Texas Public Information Act.

For more information on incentives, loans, descriptions of each and how to qualify, email us at weslacoedc@gmail.com.

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