About McAllen Economic Development Corporation
Location Makes Cents-The City of McAllen MSA (metropolitan statistical area) is out pacing the rest of the nation in population and job growth. The facts that the area has a very young and trainable labor force, as well as the abundance of opportunities that the city’s growth offers, constitute the reasons why McAllen has become the primary site for companies to set up operation on the United States/Mexico border. The ability to market and sell both north and south from a central location is the key to international trade in the huge trade block created under the NAFTA. As the tremendous markets open more and more in Mexico and Central and South America, companies are looking for the most strategic location from which to distribute their products to one of the fastest developing markets in the world. Because of the quality of life, the medical facilities, the logistic advantages and the bicultural/bilingual population of the area, McAllen, Texas truly makes “cents” to those companies with the foresight to lead the field and to be competitive in a rapidly growing global marketplace. For more information on the McAllen MSA, contact an International Trade Specialist at the McAllen Economic Development Corporation.