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Business in Pharr

Helping local businesses grow and prosper is a major focus in the City of Pharr. We are dedicated to fostering our economic base to improve the quality of life for our citizens and the business community. Through numerous programs and projects, we create many opportunities for businesses to succeed.

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Living in Pharr

The City of Pharr is rapidly becoming one of the best places to live in South Texas. Located in the heart of the Rio Grande Valley, Pharr offers low cost of living, an excellent education system, and warm weather year-round. Residents in Pharr enjoy the perks of city living without the high price tag.

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Tourism in Pharr

Visitors flock to the City of Pharr every year to enjoy the warm subtropical climate, which is perfect for many outdoor activities. Our wildlife sanctuaries make Pharr a great destination for nature lovers. As a growing city with abundant opportunities, Pharr is also an excellent place to shop, dine, and relax.

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Why Us?

Choosing the right location for your business is
critical to successful growth and operations.
With an educated workforce, low cost of living,
access to transportation, and generous economic
development incentives, Pharr is an ideal place
for any business.

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Key Industries

With booming agriculture and produce industries,
an outstanding infrastructure for transportation
and distribution, and rapid growth in the energy,
retail, finance, healthcare, and technology
sectors, Pharr has one of the most vibrant
economies in the region.

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Conveniently Connected. Pharr provides easy
access to to key trade points of entry.

Access to multiple points of entry is critical for businesses specializing in international trade. The Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge connects U.S. 281 to the city of Reynosa, one of the fastest growing cities in Latin America. The City of Pharr provides direct access to several major roadways and bridges, making it one of the most attractive logistical points in the region.

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Quality of Life.

Living in Pharr, you get all the benefits of having a large city nearby without the high price tag. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the cost of living in the Rio Grande Valley region is the lowest in the state of Texas. Compared to the rest of the country, Pharr’s cost of living is 25.4% less than the national average. This allows residents in Pharr to enjoy a great lifestyle for less. Residents in Pharr can benefit from top-tier healthcare facilities in the area. The nearby Rio Grande Regional Hospital offers a full range of diagnostic and treatment services. Valley Baptist Medical Center is the primary referral hospital for comprehensive and subspecialty care in South Texas. Doctors Hospital at Renaissance offers some of the most comprehensive medical care in the region.


Live, work, play.

Whether it’s first-class shopping and dining or world-class entertainment and recreation, Pharr offers something for everyone. Pharr’s investment in attracting a diverse collection of shopping venues has been critical to its prosperity. Many national retailers are already located in Pharr due to its strong regional retail market.

Retail businesses looking to expand within a vibrant and growing community need not look any further than Pharr. It provides access to an immediate customer base of 1.8 million in the Rio Grande Valley and a population of over 10 million within a 200 mile radius. In the Rio Grande Valley alone, annual retail sales have topped $5 billion.

Upcoming Events

Jun 2016

PEDC Regular Called Meeting

Date: June 20, 2016

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Jun 2016

Financing Options for Small Businesses

Date: June 21, 2016

This session covers the "5 Cs of Credit" and Conventional

Jun 2016

Papa Lee Chinese Restaurant Ribbon Cutting

Date: June 22, 2016

Join us for the grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony

Pharr News

Pharr Business Partners.

The new Pharr Town Center is set to become a major retail destination in the Rio Grande Valley.