New $50 Million, 920,000 sq. ft. Development Impacts Harlingen, Texas


Other Opportunities for Harlingen Area Industrial Property Explored

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This new episode of The Big Opportunity from the Harlingen Economic Development Corporation (HEDC) looks at: construction of Cardone Industries’ new $50 million, 920,000 square foot Harlingen distribution center; industrial property availability in the Harlingen Industrial Park; the Park at Roosevelt; and The Harlingen Aerotropolis. We’ll see how interest in industrial property in the Harlingen area is on the rise, and why Harlingen and the Rio Grande Valley of south Texas is the most exciting place to start, relocate, or expand a business in America today.

The Big Opportunity podcast is hosted by Raudel Garza, CEO of the HEDC, and Kayla Thomas, commercial development and marketing manager of the HEDC.

“It’s a really smart time for site selectors to be looking at industrial property in Harlingen,” says Garza. “The new Cardone facility is going to have a huge impact on the Harlingen Industrial Park.”

Cardone Industries, a leading global supplier of remanufactured and new automotive parts, broke ground on its newest distribution center in the Harlingen Industrial Park in December 2017. Founded in 1970, Cardone is a privately held, family-owned and family-operated company with over 5,000 employees at facilities in Philadelphia, Texas, Mexico, and Canada. Cardone Industries selected Harlingen, Texas as an ideal location that will ensure the future success of the company.

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A previous episode of The Big Opportunity featured the Free Trade International Bridge at Los Indios. This international crossing between Mexico and the United States allows manufacturers in the maquiladoras located in the northern Mexican cities of Matamoros, Reynosa, and Monterrey to quickly and easily bring goods into Texas and the Harlingen Industrial Park for easy distribution by rail, land, air, and sea.

“Our goal is to try to help business leaders and site selection consultants to better understand and appreciate this region,” explains Garza. “Once these decision makers really see what makes Harlingen and this Texas–Mexico border region powerful, they’re going to want to be here.”

“We try to explore the kind of features and benefits that matter most to businesses,” adds Thomas. “We want to help companies find the right solutions that will assist them in becoming more successful.”

The latest episode of The Big Opportunity is now live. You’ll find it on the Harlingen EDC website at, and on iTunes and other popular podcast outlets.