McAllen EDC delegation visits China


MCALLEN, Texas – McAllen city leaders say Chinese companies could have their eye on the Rio Grande Valley region. Bringing advanced technologies to the area and along with it higher paying jobs.

As tension mount between the U.S. and China over tariffs, the McAllen EDC recently took a trip to meet with Chinese officials who see interest in the Valley region.

Mayor Jim Darling, “We went to several high industrial group with battery manufactures and car manufactures, the kind of people we are looking for to relocate in Reynosa-McAllen.”

The delegation traveled from Shanghai to Shenzhen. Mayor Jim Darling, adding with the pending enactment of the USMCA, the trip revealed interest in the region.

“We have several things that we are working on now that will improve job opportunities. Better jobs of course that takes better education but better training, better education, and then have the job opportunities for that training and education.”

With unemployment down to basic levels and factories located in the region, Mayor Darling says they have been invited back. A verification he says shows companies interest in relocating to the RGV.

“So were going back in October to talk about specific things. Take some people from Taumalipas with us and really get down to the you know the deal kind of looking at whether or not they will relocate to the United States.”

Mayor Jim Darling adding he and the delegation are excited to be heading back to China on October 6th.

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