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Welcome to Rio South Texas

The Rio South Texas region includes seven counties: Cameron, Hidalgo, Jim Hogg, Starr, Webb, Willacy and Zapata. The Region is being transformed from a largely agricultural economy into a vibrant region that serves as a hub for major international trade. The region is positioned to be an increasingly important gateway between the US and the global marketplace, as community and government leaders along the U.S. - Mexico border work together to promote international and retail trade, tourism and innovation in advanced manufacturing.

Through a collaborative effort including state and local governments, South Texas College and business leaders like the Greater McAllen Alliance, the region is working to improve the economic climate for job creation, talent development, and overall quality of life.

The Rio South Texas Region is being transformed from a largely agricultural economy into a vibrant region that serves as a hub for major international trade. The region is positioned to be an increasingly important gateway between the US and the global marketplace, as community and government leaders along the U.S.-Mexico border work together to promote international and retail trade, tourism and innovation in advanced manufacturing.

 
Asset Mapping

According to Webster’s Second International Unabridged Dictionary, an asset is “any item of value”.  Every region has its own unique set of assets – both tangible and intangible – to call upon.  Asset Mapping is an important first step in understanding the resources that a community can leverage to support integrated workforce and economic development initiatives.

The purpose of the Rio South Texas Asset Mapping Roadmap is to assess development resources in the Rio South Texas Region in pursuit of economic and workforce talent. The Asset Mapping Team will be able to identify the skills and characteristics manufacturers need in their employees in order to satisfy industry’s demand.  Through WIRED Initiative the Asset Mapping Team will be able to develop that talent manufacturers are currently seeking and will look for in the future; including current manufacturers’ employees, and workforce.

The Rio South Texas Asset Mapping Roadmap will also provide information that could be used to promote the Rio South Texas Region as a place with enough talent to invest and grow.

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To download Rio South Texas Asset Mapping Final Presentation click here

To download RST Asset Mapping Report click here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
   
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