Rio Grande Valley

The Rio Grande Valley consists of four counties in South Texas: Hidalgo, Cameron, Starr, & Willacy.  As of 2018, population estimates for the Rio Grande Valley, sometimes referred to as “Magic Valley”, surpassed 1.4 million.  The population is expected to increase 5% over the next five years.


More trade moves through Texas than any other state in the country.  Over $650 Billion in traded goods pass through ports of entry in Texas annually.  The Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge is the No. 1 land port of entry for fresh fruits and vegetables.  Funding for bridge infrastructure improvements is critical to the long term success and growth.

Universities & Colleges

  • University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
  • Texas A&M University
  • South Texas College
  • Texas State Technical College
  • Texas Southmost College
  • South Texas Community College
  • Our Lady of the Lake University

International Bridges & Ports of Entry

  • Brownsville Port of Entry & Navigation District Deepwater Seaport
  • Brownsville/Matamoros -Veterans International
  • Gateway Bridge
  • Brownsville/Matamoros Bridge
  • Los Indios International Bridge
  • Progreso International Bridge
  • Donna/Rio Bravo International Bridge
  • Pharr/Reynosa International Bridge
  • McAllen/Hidalgo International Bridge
  • Anzalduas International Bridge
  • Los Ebanos Ferry
  • Camargo International Bridge
  • Roma/Ciudad Miguel Aleman International Bridge


South Texas Manufacturers Association (STMA)

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