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Mission’s Center of Education and Economic Development (CEED)

CEED Building

Located at 801 N. Bryan Road in Mission, the CEED building is a 55,000 square-foot facility that houses the Mission EDC and Mission Redevelopment Authority (TIRZ) offices, as well as plenty of coworking space and traditional offices. The CEED was developed in order to create an entrepreneurial ecosystem in the City of Mission, and surrounding communities, with a focus on Science, Technology, Education, Arts, and Math (STEAM).

Initiated by Mission EDC, the huge building offers tenants conference rooms, a small lecture hall, training classrooms, computer labs, industrial space, maker space, and a creative environment that will certainly help to make Mission one of the Rio Grande Valley’s premier locations for business and talent. And that’s only the tip of the iceberg.

The CEED building also provides tenants and partners with photocopying and printing services, mail and package handling, locker rooms, ergonomically designed furniture, private offices, lounge areas, discounted membership to partner institutions and conventions, professional development programs, social events, state-of-the-art boardrooms, and did we mention coffee? Our on-site Jitterz Café provides only some of the best coffee Mission has to offer.

So if you’re looking for space to take your business to the next level then look no further than Mission’s Center of Education and Economic Development. To find out more about becoming a part of the future visit the CEED website.

Ruby Red Ventures


Beginning in 2023 , existing businesses in Mission are able to apply for the Ruby Red Ventures – Build Mission Fund grant to receive up to $15,000 for facility improvements, expansions, and working capital, among other uses.

Mission EDC had initially launched Ruby Red Ventures in 2013 as a competition modeled after the popular TV show Shark Tank. Entrepreneurs typically spent months going through a rigorous program in which they worked alongside experts at the Small Business Development Center to prepare a business plan and pitch. Since then, the program had awarded about $600,000 to nearly 40 small businesses in Mission.

Grants would be disbursed to Mission businesses based on merit, with consideration given to job creation, innovation, need, uniqueness, and overall community enhancement.

Eligible businesses had to be located within Mission city limits; have fewer than 30 employees; produce less than $1 million in annual revenue; be legally registered and in good standing with local tax entities; in operation for at least two years and possess tax returns for 2021 and 2022.

The sessions were held at 6 p.m. at the Center for Education and Economic Development, 801 N. Bryan Road, on Wednesday, Nov. 8, and Tuesday, Nov. 15. For more information, the website please visit:


Legislative Action Center | Mission Day in Austin, Texas


The Greater Mission Chamber of Commerce, while not operating as a PAC (Political Action Committee), leverages its connections with local, regional, state, and national elected representatives to keep business investors informed about issues impacting their daily operations and bottom line.

Collaborating with other community leaders and organizations, the Chamber's staff and Board strive to deliver timely updates on legislation and the actions of elected officials. This proactive approach empowers businesses to actively engage in the legislative process rather than being passive observers.

Each year, during "Mission Day" at the Capitol, representatives from the City of Mission, the Greater Mission Chamber of Commerce and the Mission Economic Development Corporation join forces to advocate for local needs directly with our legislators.

Below are resources to help you follow all the action at the State Capitol this session.

Government Representatives

Texas Governor

Greg Abbott

P.O. Box 12428
Austin, TX 78711

State Capital Bldg.
1100 Congress, Room 2S.1
Austin, TX 78701

(512) 463-2000
(800) 843-5789


Hidalgo County Precinct 3 Commissioner

Everardo "Ever" Villarreal

724 N. Breyfogle
P.O. Box 607
Mission, TX 78574

(956) 585-4509
(956) 205-7009

U.S. Senator

John Cornyn

Providence Tower
5001 Spring Valley Rd.
Ste. 1125E
Dallas, TX 75244

(972) 239-1310

U.S. Senator

Ted Cruz

3626 N. Hall St.
Ste. 410
Dallas, TX 75219

(214) 599-8749

Texas Senator District 20

Juan "Chuy" Hinojosa

P.O. Box 12068
Capitol Station
Austin, TX 78711

1508 S. Lone Star Way, Suite 6A
Edinburg, TX 78539

(512) 463-0120

(956) 318-0725

U.S. Representative District 15

Monica De La Cruz

1415 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
(202) 225-9901

Commerce Center West Building
1400 N McColl Rd Ste 103
McAllen, TX 78504
(956) 800-6069

Texas Representative District 41

Bobby Guerra

P.O. Box 2910
Austin, TX 78768

10213 N. 10th St., Suite B
McAllen, Texas 78504

(512) 463-0578

(956) 292-0407

Texas Representative District 36

Sergio Munoz Jr.

P.O. Box 2910
Austin, TX 78768

121 E. Tom Landry St.
Mission, TX 78572

(512) 463-0704

(956) 584-8999

Texas Representative District 35

Oscar Longoria

P.O. Box 2910
Austin, TX 78768

1320 S. Main St.
Peñitas, TX 78576

P.O. Box 1029
Peñitas, TX 78576

(512) 463-0645

(956) 580-6944

City of Mission Mayor

Norie Gonzalez Garza

1201 E. 8th Street
Mission, TX 78572

(956) 580-8662

(956) 580-8650

Hidalgo County Judge

Richard F. Cortez

100 E. Cano
Second Floor
Edinburg, TX 78539

Mailing Address
100 E. Cano, Second Floor
Edinburg, TX 78539

Phone: (956) 318-2600
Fax: (956) 318-2699

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