McAllen-Edinburg-Mission Area

Business Climate

  • Major Business Clusters: Food & Beverage Production, Transportation

  • Major Employers: Duro Bag Manufacturing, Frito-Lay, Inc., H.E.B Stores, Hi-Tech Plastics, Inc., Mission Paving, Mission Shippers, T-Mobile USA, Texas Citrus Exchange

Metro Area/Talent

  • Region Population: 955,781

  • Workforce Population: 259,700

  • Higher Education: University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, South Texas College, Texas A&M - McAllen

  • Health-Related Education: The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley-Medical School


  • Interstate Highways: IH-2, IH-69C

  • Airports: McAllen-Miller International

  • Railroad Carriers: Rio Valley Switching Company (RVSC)
  • Foreign Trade Zones: Three - No. 12 McAllen, No. 95 Starr County (adjacent county), No.156 Weslaco

Counties and Quick Links

Hidalgo County: EdinburgMcAllenMissionPharr

Sources: Metropolitan Areas, Office of the Governor Economic Development & Tourism, Texas Health and Human Services, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, Texas Workforce Commission