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Pharr Border Business Advancement Initiative Hosts Mixer at TopGolf to Foster Manufacturing Growth

The Crucial Role of Manufacturing

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Pharr Border Business Advancement Initiative team. Vanessa Guzman, Marketing Coordinator, Pharr International Bridge, Lilvette Santos, PEDC Economic Business Development Director, Victor Perez, PEDC President & CEO, Juanita Cavazos, PEDC Property Manager, George Selvera, Assistant Director, Pharr International Bridge, Luis Bazan, Director Pharr International Bridge, Alfredo Flores, Liaison, Pharr International Bridge, Oscar Duenas, International Business Development Manager, Pharr International Bridge, and Ezequiel Ordonez, International Consultant, PEDC & Pharr International Bridge. Image courtesy of Pharr EDC
Pharr Border Business Advancement Initiative team. Vanessa Guzman, Marketing Coordinator, Pharr International Bridge, Lilvette Santos, PEDC Economic Business Development Director, Victor Perez, PEDC President & CEO, Juanita Cavazos, PEDC Property Manager, George Selvera, Assistant Director, Pharr International Bridge, Luis Bazan, Director Pharr International Bridge, Alfredo Flores, Liaison, Pharr International Bridge, Oscar Duenas, International Business Development Manager, Pharr International Bridge, and Ezequiel Ordonez, International Consultant, PEDC & Pharr International Bridge. Image courtesy of Pharr EDC
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By Roberto Hugo González

The manufacturing industry is a cornerstone of economic development and growth. It provides many jobs and drives innovation, productivity, and economic stability. Manufacturing contributes significantly to the GDP and is fundamental in exporting goods to global markets. The industry also fosters the development of secondary businesses and services, creating a multiplier effect that benefits the wider economy.

Mr. Victor Perez, President & CEO Pharr Economic Development Corporation. Image courtesy of Pharr EDC

The City of Pharr, Texas, is a prime destination for manufacturing companies. Through strategic initiatives and robust infrastructure, Pharr is leading the way in attracting and retaining manufacturing businesses. Victor Pérez, President and CEO of the Pharr Economic Development Corporation (Pharr EDC), and his team have been instrumental in these efforts, highlighting the city’s proactive approach to fostering industry relationships.

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Hozkhar Diaz, Senior Sales, con-pearl, Reynaldo Perez, PEDC Board Member, Juanita Cavazos, PEDC Property Manager, Brian Bishop, Sales Rep. con-pearl, Lilvette Santos, PEDC Economic Business Development Director, Victor Perez, PEDC President & CEO. Image courtesy of Pharr EDC

Pérez emphasizes the importance of mixers and similar events in strengthening relationships with industry leaders. These gatherings provide a platform for dialogue, collaboration, and networking, which is essential for fostering a supportive and dynamic manufacturing environment. One such initiative, the appreciation mixer at Topgolf in Pharr, demonstrates the city’s commitment to its local manufacturing partners. 

The executives and Management of Pharr EDC and International Bridge, along with the Board Members of their respective organizations, as well as members of the business community, attended as con-pearl sales executives and expeditors’ management and staff. Image courtesy of Pharr EDC

Pérez told Texas Border Business that by hosting these mixers, the Pharr EDC fosters a sense of community and mutual support. Industry leaders voice their needs and concerns in a different atmosphere, allowing city officials to address them effectively. This continuous interaction and feedback loop are vital for creating a business-friendly environment where manufacturing companies can thrive.

Victor Perez PEDC President & CEO alongside Technicmark management and staff. Image courtesy of Pharr EDC

Pharr Border Business Advancement Initiative  

A significant factor in Pharr’s success is the City of Pharr’s Border Business Advancement Initiative. This initiative leverages the strategic location and capabilities of the Pharr International Bridge, a critical asset for cross-border trade. The bridge facilitates efficient transportation and logistics, making Pharr an attractive hub for manufacturing companies that rely on seamless supply chain operations.

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Victor Perez, PEDC President & CEO alongside management and staff from Expeditors. Image courtesy od Pharr EDC

The future of manufacturing in Pharr looks promising, thanks to the Pharr mayor, Dr. Ambrosio Hernández, and the City Commission’s strategic initiatives, robust infrastructure, and proactive community engagement. By continuously fostering relationships and investing in critical assets like the Pharr International Bridge and Pharr EDC, the City of Pharr can attract more manufacturing companies and support their growth.

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