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Economic Development


Edinburg lies at the epicenter of one of the most dynamic regions in North America, a region that is keeping pace with the speed of change. Edinburg is the educational and technological capital of a Texas-Mexico border region.

Edinburg is the county seat of Hidalgo, the seventh largest county in Texas, and home to the University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley, the state’s tenth largest public university. Centrally located within one of the largest trade corridors in the world, Edinburg is the gateway to Interstate 69 or the NAFTA Highway. In 1999, more than 54% of all trade between Mexico and the United States made its way through the South Texas por of entry.

Edinburg is a pro-business community with an excellent quality of life, educational facilities and strong civic pride. It has been recognized as an All-America City three times by the National Civic League, placing it among a handful of outstanding communities in the nation.