At The Greater Mission Chamber of Commerce, we understand how important holidays can be, especially one like Easter. These days of celebration offer the perfect opportunity for businesses and residents to not only bolster the local economy but to also enjoy celebratory activities and events throughout the community. The City of Mission has plenty of options for everyone looking to get out and have a little fun this upcoming week. Whether you want to get outside to enjoy some sun, or you prefer your Easter holiday indoors, the community of Mission is offering something for everyone. 2nd Annual Spring into
TxDOT submits $150 million recommendation for US 83/US 281 interchange project. Cities in Hidalgo County to benefit from this growth.
As a region grows, especially one that is developing as quickly as the Rio Grande Valley, the infrastructure that is in place has to grow and adapt to the changes. Weaknesses or issues which are not properly addressed can often have a negative impact on the local economy, or at the very least, they can slow down potential growth. This understanding of the need for improved transportation infrastructure, especially in the border region, is the main reason why earlier this month the Texas Transportation Commission submitted a recommendation for $150 million to be set aside for the US 83/US 281
With March upon us, everyone probably has one question hovering somewhere in their mind: What’s the plan for Spring Break? No need to worry though, because your Greater Mission Chamber of Commerce has a variety of members who offer an assortment of options for those who want to stay closer to home during the break. All of these members provide families and friends a great opportunity to get outside and enjoy the outdoors, especially as spring rolls in. Plus, as an added bonus for parents, you can keep the learning going by visiting these local attractions, regardless of what age
This year, Small Business Saturday set a record. An estimated 112 MILLION shoppers supported community businesses. This one day shopping event, started by American Express in 2010, celebrates and supports small businesses. Even our President had something to say about the import role that small businesses plays in our communities. He’s also made it a point to shop local each year on Small Business Saturday. “The fact is, small businesses represent what is best about our country. They not only employ millions of workers, but they also provide opportunity to those who might have historically gone without it, including women, minorities, and immigrants. Small
As originally published by the Rio Grande Guardian International News Service, according to the International Council of Shopping centers, despite the struggling Mexican peso, Mexican nationals are continuing to shop in droves all along the Texas border. Regardless of recent rhetoric about further developing the border wall, shopping centers are being built, or expanding, all throughout the Greater Rio Grande Valley. Tom Fullerton, a professor of economics at the University of Texas El Paso, recently researched the economic contribution of Mexican nationals and found it to be at about $4.5 billion in retail sales. This sheer amount of capital flowing