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Harlingen Moves Forward Aiding Business

Harlingen Economic Loan Program

The Harlingen Economic Loan Program for Small Business committee convened May 13 to review and consider more than 60 loan application submissions. Applications come from businesses experiencing a more than 25 percent economic loss during the current crisis versus last year’s revenue. The committee also evaluated the required documentation, including financial information, in order to make a fair decision. In April the Harlingen EDC board set aside $1,000,000 to fund…

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Harlingen Launches Small Business Loan Program

The City of Harlingen and the Harlingen Economic Development Corporation have established the Harlingen’s Emergency Loan Program (HELP) for Small Business with $1,000,000. The HEDC will provide the emergency loans at zero interest to qualified businesses. Repayment of the loans will then start a year after fund disbursement. “Our business community is so interconnected and when businesses are hurting, it impacts others as well,” says HEDC President Mickey Boland. “The decision…

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Harlingen EDC Supports Moving Business

TPPS New Investment Incentive

Texas Plating & Polishing Solutions recently received a $25,000 New Investment Incentive from the Harlingen EDC. The funds will help cover moving costs to TPPS’s new facility in the Harlingen Industrial Park. TPPS provides chrome, polish and nickel for the plastic injection mold industry. The company services customers both in the United States and in Mexico. It creates molds for automotive, appliance and medical companies. Owner and President Jose J.…

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EDC Sells Interest in TSTC University Center

The Harlingen Economic Development Corporation has sold its interest in the University Center building on the Texas State Technical College for $4.4 million. The 38,000-square-foot building first opened its doors in August 2011. Since then, Harlingen residents and the region the opportunity have had opportunities to attend major universities without leaving the area. Currently the center partners with four universities: University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, Texas A&M University-Kingsville, Texas A&M…

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The South Texas Boom Is Here

Opportunity Zones, best practices for investment and community development, and international development were just a few of the topics discussed at the STCAR First Annual Commercial Summit on June 4 in San Antonio. Attendees were enlightened of facts, opportunities and tools to take advantage of while the Texas boom, particularly the South Texas boom, is hot. South Texas Commercial Association of REALTORS, which services 44 counties, brought together a stellar group…

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Harlingen Industrial Property Focus of Podcast

A sign depicting a rendering of what the new CARDONE 920,000-square-foot distribution center will look like stands on its 65-acre site. (Courtesy)

Harlingen Economic Development Corporation‘s podcast, The Big Opportunity, is now live and explores how interest in industrial property in the Harlingen area is on the rise. Topics range from construction of CARDONE Industries’ new $50 million, 920,000-square-foot Harlingen distribution center to the Harlingen Aerotropolis. Also part of the discussion are the Park at Roosevelt and industrial property availability in the Harlingen Industrial Park. Raudel Garza, CEO of the HEDC, as well as…

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Series Promotes Local Opportunities

The first episode of Harlingen EDC's The Big Opportunity takes a look at the Free Trade International Bridge at Los Indios Texas. (photo Harlingen EDC)

Series gives info to local decision makers on growth and construction A discovery series called The Big Opportunity from Harlingen EDC is helping both business leaders and site selection consultants better understand and appreciate what makes Harlingen and the Texas–Mexico border region such a great place by exploring the features and benefits that matter most to businesses. “We’ve learned that the more businesses learn about Harlingen and the entire Rio Grande Valley of South Texas,…

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