McAllen Economic Development President and CEO Keith Patridge | © MCALLEN EDC
McAllen Economic Development President and CEO Keith Patridge | © MCALLEN EDC

The Texan city of McAllen represents an important contributor to the state economy and to the well-being of more than 2.5 million residents living along this thriving growth corridor with Reynosa, Mexico.

“For the last 34 years, we have welcomed over 700 companies from around the world into our business community. We are especially proud of the accomplishments of the McAllen/Reynosa Japanese Chamber of Commerce and its member companies,” McAllen Economic Development Corp. President and CEO Keith Patridge said.

“Today, these companies utilize innovative, cutting edge, advanced manufacturing technology and logistic support to meet the demands of the rapidly changing global market place from their McAllen and Reynosa manufacturing factories,” Patridge added.

McAllen’s location along the U.S.-Mexico border provides companies with the advantage of affordable labor costs, efficient legal and tax systems, beneficial currency exchange costs and favorable trade arrangements, while maintaining a manufacturing facility on either or both sides of the border, managed by one team, either in the United States or in Mexico.

“If the McAllen-Reynosa metro area looks as good to you​ as it has for the hundreds of international companies that have located here, we will be glad to help you take a close look. We have highly qualified staff ready to answer any of your questions,” Patridge said.