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Economic Development


Home to nearly 350,000 residents, Edinburg and the surrounding areas are an attractive place for employers to locate and grow their businesses.

Read on to uncover the many reasons why talented, hardworking people call South Texas home, or download the Edinburg and Hidalgo Community Overviews below.



Few places can match the quality of life found in Hidalgo county—excellent educational opportunities, quality medical care, short commutes, vibrant downtowns and a growing population of young families.



Housing and Income

A healthy economy puts money back into the community, one of Edinburg's many attractive features.


Home to the University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley, the state’s tenth largest public university, a region focused on education yields no shortage of successful employees.



Labor Force

With a skilled and hard working labor force, residents of Edinburg and the surrounding areas have created a haven for entrepreneurship and business in South Texas.