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Edinburg, Texas Partners with Retail Strategies to Lead Retail Attraction Initiatives


CONTACT: Katelyn Little
Retail Strategies

BIRMINGHAM, AL (December 8, 2023) – Edinburg, Texas, proudly announces its partnership with Retail Strategies, a leading retail consulting firm, to lead and expand its retail attraction efforts. This collaboration underscores Edinburg’s commitment to grow its retail sector and position itself as a prime destination for emerging brand expanding in Southern markets.

Chris Bontrager, vice president of western region for Retail Strategies, said, “The population in the Rio Grande Valley is projected to nearly double by the year 2045, from 1.3 million to 2.4 million on the U.S. side. This growth is driven by significant employment opportunities, making it a prime area for retail expansion. Edinburg recognizes the importance of elevating its presence in this dynamic landscape, and we believe Edinburg is in an ideal position to attract new retailers given this remarkable growth.”

“The Rio Grande Valley’s remarkable expansion presents a unique opportunity for Edinburg. We intend to capitalize on this growth by launching aggressive recruitment efforts to attract retailers to our city. We aim to boost our local economy by generating sales tax revenue through these retailers and further enhancing our community’s quality of life,” Veronica Gonzales, Board President of the Edinburg EDC.

The collaboration between Edinburg and Retail Strategies reflects a shared vision of proactive economic development, attracting new retailers, and contributing to Edinburg’s economic growth. By leveraging the expertise and retail network of Retail Strategies, Edinburg intends on becoming a preferred destination for retailers seeking to expand into the Rio Grande Valley.

About Edinburg, Texas

Edinburg, Texas, a thriving city in the heart of the Rio Grande Valley, is home to approximately 104,294 residents and the county seat of Hidalgo County. Known for its robust growth and vibrant community, Edinburg offers a welcoming environment for businesses and residents alike. Edinburg is home to the University of Texas Rio Grande (URTGV), Bert Ogden Arena, H-E-B Park, and the fastest growing large city in the Rio Grande Valley. Fun fact: Edinburg is home to the Museum of South Texas History, which houses an impressive collection of artifacts and exhibits that explore the rich history and culture of the region.

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About Retail Strategies

Retail Strategies is the national expert in community development and retail economic development. Our mission is to provide the real estate expertise, tools, and human effort that position deserving towns as alluring locations for national businesses and destinations for tourism and quality-of-life amenities. We confidently pursue this mission by delivering unparalleled customer service as a unified team with unmatched real estate and community development expertise. Our activities pay a return in sales taxes, added jobs, and businesses that enhance and add to the unique qualities of your community.

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