Center provides amenities for citizens and government
City of Pharr officials gathered Jan. 11 to host a grand opening of the South Pharr Development and Research Center. The center will serve as a technology, research, and training facility for residents and families in South Pharr.
The venue space and exhibit hall are available for both large meetings and educational sessions. Residents may use the center to conduct research and attend workforce training. Computer workstations with WiFi internet access are also available, allowing residents to create resumes and search for and apply for jobs. In addition, the center will also host career and business fairs.
“The City of Pharr, along with our Rio Grande Valley region, continues to grow and we must work to ensure that our residents are equipped with the necessary resources needed to remain employed and competitive within our expanding workforce market,” said Mayor Ambrosio Hernandez. “This facility will help contribute to the social and economic vitality of our South Pharr residents and those across the RGV.”
In addition to its community-based services, this facility will serve as an International Trade Center by the city. This will provide space for professional meetings and training, as well as provide a Disaster Recovery Command Center. The Pharr International Bridge will also use the building to conduct meetings and training with international partners from Mexico.
The project was partially funded through the U.S. Economic Development Administration and leveraged by city funds.