The City of Weslaco along with it's many partners strive to make the City the ideal place for residents, visitors and businesses to succeed.
COMMUNITY PARTNERS //
Economic Development Corporation of Weslaco
The Economic Development Corporation of Weslaco (EDCW) is a non-profit corporation dedicated to the creation of jobs through recruitment of new industry and helping existing companies relocate and/or expand. Our objective is job creation and adding wealth to the city of Weslaco.
The EDCW serves as a catalyst in increasing economic wealth and growth in Weslaco by fostering a positive business environment; assisting and facilitating investment in business interests in Weslaco; and adding value to Weslaco’s tax base.
Whether you are launching, expanding or relocating a business, it makes sense to choose Weslaco – it is the Business Center of the Rio Grande Valley!
The Weslaco Area Chamber of Commerce works for the development and voice of business success in the Weslaco area by providing opportunities for businesses and individuals who invest in the community. Located in the heart of the Rio Grande Valley, Weslaco is home to three exceptional nature parks, a historic downtown and a rich culture. Families can take advantage of affordable real estate, first-rate schools and a strategic location that is perfect for living and doing business in the Rio Grande Valley.
South Texas College is a world-class institution advancing regional prosperity through education for a better quality of life in our community.
South Texas College is an innovative, public, post-secondary institution providing quality education and career pathways for the people and communities of Hidalgo and Starr counties. The College achieves student success, nurtures talent development, and promotes economic vitality through collaborative and creative approaches to teaching, learning, and support services.
The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley provides a high quality, innovative, and affordable education to the students of South Texas, Texas, the United States and the world. The University will transform Texas and the nation through student success, research, healthcare, and commercialization of university discoveries.
An innovative regional approach to stormwater management. The Lower Rio Grande Valley TPDES Stormwater Management Task Force is a joint program between the Texas A&M – Kingsville Engineering Department and various municipalities all across the Rio Grande Valley to educate and improve how cities and civil engineers plan for stormwater management.
The Valley Nature Center's 6 acre park is home to a wide variety of the LRGV's native plants and animals. Many plants were transplanted during the past 25 years to this protected area from sites which were slated for development. There is an on-going effort to enhance the plant diversity of the park. This aim is for protection of local plant species diversity as well as to make diverse food and habitat available for resident and migratory wildlife. By strolling the 1 mile of trails of the Nature Park, one may examine plant species native to such diverse areas as the Sabal Palm Grove, Arroyo Colorado Brush, the Barretal, Coastal Lomas, and the Chihuahuan Thorn Forest.
Frontera Audubon is 15-acre nature preserve in the heart of the City of Weslaco in the Rio Grande Valley of South Texas providing a haven for birds, butterflies and other wildlife that thrive among the native habitats of its Tamaulipan Thornscrub forest, orchard butterfly garden, wetlands, and ponds. The non-profit organization has been in existence since the late 1970s and has been operating from its current location since 2000. Nature enthusiasts from all across North America and parts of Europe visit the sanctuary.
Frontera Audubon houses a Visitors’ Center and the Texas Historic Landmark, the Skaggs House, a Spanish Mediterranean style house built in 1927. The house was built for early Weslaco residents, C.L. “Lester” and Florence R. Skaggs who were bankers and citrus growers. Bebe Skaggs James, daughter of Lester and Florence Skaggs, donated the property to Frontera Audubon in 1992 for conservation and preservation.
Texas AgriLife Research at Weslaco established in 1923 continues to play a major role in keeping South Texas agriculture second to none. For almost a century, a hugely successful agricultural industry here has served as a catalyst for the area’s tremendous economic and population growth.
Weslaco ISD now serves a student population of about 19,000 students with four high schools, four middle schools and 11
elementary schools. With an operating budget of $182.1 million and about 2,000 employees, WISD is one of the largest employers
in the city of Weslaco.
For the first time in the history of Weslaco, the Weslaco Independent School District graduated two senior classes in 2004.
The Weslaco East High School Wildcats joined the Weslaco High School Panthers as graduates of this community.
IDEA Public Schools believes that each and every child can go to college. Since 2001, IDEA Public Schools has grown from a small school with 150 students to the fastest-growing network of tuition-free, Pre-K-12 public charter schools in the United States.