Growing and sustaining a vibrant business community
The Rio Grande Valley has a large student population, excellent institutions of higher education, and nationally recognized educational leaders. With a total of over 70,000 students, our region is emerging as a center for higher education in South Texas. Several institutions educate the area workforce, including the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, South Texas College, and Texas State Technical College. Graduates go on to work in a variety of industries with some of the largest employers in the area, including HEB Foods, UTRGV, DHR, Woodcrafters, GE, and International Paper.