To ensure continued job health, the 21 economic development members of the Rio South Texas Economic Council (RSTEC) are collaborating to compete on the world stage to bring new manufacturing jobs to the region, including those targeting renewable energy.
Areas that RSTEC plans to focus on include renewable energy, aerospace, electronics and metal products.
‘We have a wind farm on the drawing board for South Padre Island, Tyco is adding jobs in Harlingen and a new biofuels company is working with the University of Texas-Brownsville/Texas Southmost College,’ says Carolyn Bogardus, interim economic development and grant administrator of Port Isabel Economic Development Corp. ‘The Anzalduas International Bridge speeds access to Reynosa-Monterrey. So we're on track to attract substantial new industry and, more importantly, jobs to the region.’
Representing all economic development interests in the region, the organization's mission is to attract private-sector investment, economic diversification and business expansions.
SOURCE: Rio South Texas Economic Council