McAllen is the ideal spot for international produce. McAllen, Texas has continued to grow and thrive, even in a struggling economy. McAllen is the ideal spot for buyers and sellers of produce. McAllen’s proximity to Mexico makes it essential to the international produce scene.

  • McAllen, TX was ranked No. 1 in job growth and No. 2 in income growth in a survey of Best Cities for Jobs in 2008 ( 2008)
  • Ranked No. 1 in the Southeast as the best place for entrepreneurship (Entrepreneur Magazine) and amongst the top 25 top places to start a business (Forbes Magazine)
  • Ranked as the best city in the United States in cost of living (ACCRA 2007)
  • The McAllen MSA is the 8th fastest growing city in the United States and the fastest growing by percentage in Texas (U.S. Census Bureau 2005)
  • Reynosa is the only city in Mexico that has not shown a job loss in the maquiladora industry for the past 5 years (INEGI)
  • McAllen, TX is only 75 miles from the beautiful beaches of South Padre Island
  • More than 100 of the Fortune 500’s global manufacturers have operations in McAllen or across the border in Reynosa and is the area with the lowest cost of doing business in the nation (Forbes Magazine)
  • McAllen’s slogan is “The Texas Tropics” because of its flora, fauna and climate ( and is ranked within the top 50 places out of the top 300 Best Places to Live, according to Money Magazine
  • Texas is the No. 1 exporting U.S. state for five straight years, exporting into Mexico (WISERTrade, May 2007)
  • McAllen has 3 schools ranked among Best Public Schools in Texas (Texas Monthly)
  • McAllen MSA was ranked 5th in the nation as hottest city for entrepreneurs and 2nd among midsize MSAs (Inc. Magazine)
  • The University of Texas has a college in McAllen-Edinburg
  • McAllen was named Strongest Home Building Market in the United States by Moody’s and was positioned as the market with the most construction growth by (2008)
  • Projected increase in prices in the home market (Fortune Magazine) are 2.8% in 2009 and 8% in 2010
  • McAllen is one of the top 25 cities to do business in the United States and in the top 3 in Texas, according to Outlook Magazine, in commercial industry and quality of life