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Automotive Manufacturing

Manufacturing has been a mainstay in the McAllen/Reynosa International Metro since the 1980's. The region is home to a cluster of Tier I and Tier II automotive suppliers. The International Metro features 29 industrial parks, companies such as TI Automotive, Delphi Teck, and Panasonic, with a manufacturing labor force of 136,000, and a young and growing population with a median at of only 29 years. To support this industry with specialized labor, South Texas College offers the only FESTO certified training program in the U.S. which features PLC and automation systems, as well as Robotic Welding with state of the art equipment donated by General Electric.


42 total automotive suppliers in the McAllen Reynosa International Metro area with over 40,000 employees occupying over 3.7 million total square feet

South Texas College
National Institute for Metalworking Skills credentialing in
  • Precision Manufacturing Technology
  • Fast Start Precision Manufacturing
  • Mechatronics Technology Specialist


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Aerospace

McAllen has a thriving aerospace industry which employs over 3,000 people. The region is home to General Electric Aviation which refurbishes jet engine component parts and SpaceX which is designing the Mars Space Shuttle. In the McAllen/Reynosa International Metro there are currently 29 industrial parks, the Foreign Trade Zone and a young and growing population with a median age of only 29 years. To support this industry with specialized labor, South Texas College offers the only FESTO certified training program in the U.S. which features PLC and automation systems, as well as Robotic Welding with state of the art equipment donated by General Electric.


• GE overhauls jet engine component parts employing 700 people.

• SpaceX is designing rockets that will be used for missions to Mars.


South Texas College
National Institute for Metalworking Skills credentialing in
  • Precision Manufacturing Technology
  • Fast Start Precision Manufacturing
  • Mechatronics Technology Specialist



Advanced Manufacturing

Manufacturing has been a mainstay in the McAllen/Reynosa International Metro since the 1980’s. Manufacturing in the region spans across many industries including automotive, aerospace, medical, and electronics. The International Metro features 29 industrial parks, manufacturing companies such as Panasonic, General Electric Aviation, and Stanley Black and Decker, with a manufacturing labor force of 136,000, and a young and growing population with a median at of only 29 years. To support this industry with specialized labor, South Texas College offers the only FESTO certified training program in the U.S. which features PLC and automation systems, as well as Robotic Welding with state of the art equipment donated by General Electric.


South Texas College
National Institute for Metalworking Skills credentialing in
  • Precision Manufacturing Technology
  • Fast Start Precision Manufacturing
  • Mechatronics Technology Specialist
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For information about South Texas College, click here.
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Medical Research

The city of McAllen is laying the foundation to transform the region into a Medical Research Hub. The area is currently home to Doctors Hospital at Renaissance Health System, Rio Grande Regional Hospital, South Texas Health System, and UnitedHealth Group. The healthcare industry currently employs over 31,000 medical staff professionals in McAllen. In 2016 the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine opened with 55 first year medical students and in 2019 DHR Research Institute opened an 83,000 sq. ft. state of the art research facility.

DHR Research Institution consists of 16 research labs; 2 core labs:vivarium, micro copy & imagining center, and is currently doing research in the following:

  • Diabetes
  • Oncology
  • Cardiology
  • Women's Health
  • Nuerology
  • Rheumatology
  • Investigator Initiative Studies
  • Investigational New Drug
  • HDE/HUD
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Data Centers

The city of McAllen is laying the foundation to transform the region into a Technology Hub. The area is currently home to data centers and the IT industry currently employs 1,500. The International Bridge is the tech super highway connecting the U.S. with Mexico transmitting all data.



Cold Storage & Food Processing

Strategically located just across the border from Mexico and between two International bridges, McAllen's fresh produce industry is booming. In 2017 our region imported over 2 million tons of fresh produce from Mexico. We have become the #1 land port for fresh produce imports and the region is a member of Texas International Produce Association (TIPA).

  • #1 land port for fresh produce imports from Mexico
  • 2 million tons of fresh produce imports from Mexico in 2017
  • Annually over 160k loads of fresh produce
Overweight Corridor
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Customer Contact Centers

McAllen is home to robust customer service contact center industry which employs over 6,500 people. The region is home to industry leading organizations such as T-Mobile, Spectrum, and Ticketmaster. McAllen’s large Hispanic population offers a large and young pool of bilingual candidates with a median age of 29, that can provide superior customer service in both English and Spanish. To support this industry, South Texas College offers world class training in Customer Service.
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About us

Founded in 1988 the McAllen Economic Development Corporation ( or MEDC) is a non profit corporation funded by the City of McAllen to generate job growth by attracting new industry and helping existing companies to expand. Part of McAllen’s success has been the explosive growth of Reynosa, Mexico. Just across the United States – Mexico border, both communities have collaborated to create one of the most recognized industrial sectors home to several fortune 500 companies. The MEDC is committed to being a single point of contact to industrial businesses; whether your manufacturing needs are in McAllen or Reynosa, we provide services at no cost to the companies seeking cost effective manufacturing strategies to maintain a competitive edge in today’s global economy.

6401 S 33rd Street
McAllen, Texas 78503
info@mcallenedc.org
(956) 682-2875

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