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Mission Showcases Investment Areas

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Local business influencers pose for a group photo during a Commercial and Investment Tour at the Center for Education and Economic Development in Mission on Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2023. Courtesy Image

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MISSION, Texas – The Mission Economic Development Corporation showcased a variety of investment opportunities, new developments and planned industrial corridors to a group of local business leaders during a Commercial and Investment Tour.

Mission EDC CEO Teclo J. Garcia gives a briefing on developments, newly landed projects and international trade to local business leaders during a Commercial and Investment Tour at the Center for Education and Economic Development in Mission on Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2023.  Courtesy Image

Bankers, hoteliers, accountants, architects, attorneys, and other key business influencers jump-started the tour Wednesday at Mission EDC’s Center for Education and Economic Development (CEED), where they received detailed briefings on developments, newly landed projects and how international trade, nearshoring and population growth are driving growth.

“All sectors and regions of Mission are firing at full force,” said Teclo J. Garcia, Mission EDC CEO.

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Mission EDC Board Secretary Deborah Cordova prepares to board a bus for a Commercial and Investment Tour at the Center for Education and Economic Development in Mission on Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2023.  Courtesy Image

“Retail, commercial and industrial and moving forward rapidly, especially in South Mission. That’s why it was key to bring business leaders and investors to see in person the tremendous opportunities here.”

Mission EDC partnered with the Rio Grande Valley Partnership to launch the guided tour. The event was one in a series of similar tours the Partnership offers in different cities each month.

Local business leaders tour Mission’s rapidly growing areas aboard a bus during a Commercial and Investment Tour on Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2023.  Courtesy Image

During the guided windshield tour, the leaders traveled to various retail projects under construction near the MissionEvent Center, along Bryan and Conway roads and I-2, and industrial developments near the Anzalduas International Bridge and at two business parks. Construction crews will soon complete inspection facilities at the bridge allowing for full commercial crossings.

Rene Alcala, the director of business development for Killam Development, said his company has ambitious plans forits industrial land and the construction of hundreds of new homes in South Mission, where Killam owns 3,400 acres. It’s Sharyland Business Park is nearly complete and sold out.

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“We look forward to the new leads on development and investment from this tour, which was made possible throughthe collaboration between Mission EDC and partners like the RGV Partnership, Killam, Melden & Hunt, Sperry Group and the City of Mission to promote our piece of South Texas,” Alcala said.

Rene Alcala, the director of business development for Killam Development, gives an update on his company’s ambitious plans to develop industrial land and construct hundreds of new homes in South Mission, where Killam owns 3,400 acres, on Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2023. Courtesy Image

The business leaders also explored the CEED’s amenities – classrooms, conference rooms, a lecture hall, JitterzCoffee Shop and the 5×5 Brewery and Tap Room – before boarding the chartered bus for the tour. The CEED is 55,000 square-foot small business incubator with 25 tenants.

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