Rio Grande Valley Cities

The RGV Cities which makeup the  (RGV) or the Lower Rio Grande Valley, informally called The Valley, are in an area located in the southernmost tip of South Texas that lies along the northern bank of the Rio Grande, which separates Mexico from the United States.

The Rio Grande Valley is not a valley, but a floodplain containing many oxbow lakes or resacas formed from pinched-off meanders in earlier courses of the Rio Grande. Early 20th-century land developers, attempting to capitalize on unclaimed land, utilized the name “Magic Valley” to attract settlers and appeal to investors. The Rio Grande Valley is also called El Valle, the Spanish translation of “the valley”, by those who live there. The residents of the Rio Grande Valley occasionally refer to the area as “El Magico Valle del Rio Grande” (“The Magical Valley of the Rio Grande”), and also simply by the initials R.G.V.

The region is made up of four counties: Starr County, Hidalgo County, Willacy County, and Cameron County. As of January 1, 2012, the U.S. Census Bureau estimated the population of the Rio Grande Valley at 1,305,782. According to the U.S. Census Bureau in 2008, 86 percent of Cameron County, 90 percent of Hidalgo County, 97 percent of Starr County, and 86 percent of Willacy County are Hispanic.

The largest city is Brownsville (Cameron County), followed by McAllen (Hidalgo County). Other major cities  include Edinburg, Mission, Harlingen, Raymondville, Rio Grande City, Pharr and Weslaco. County seats include Brownsville, Edinburg, Raymondville and Rio Grande City.

 

 


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RGV Cities Chamber of Commerce

 

 Alamo Chamber of Commerce

803 Main St.
Alamo, Texas 78516
(956) 787-2117

Brownsville Chamber of Commerce

1600 University Blvd.
Brownsville, Texas 78520
956-542-4341

Brownsville Convention & Visitors Bureau

650 FM 802
Brownsville, Texas 78520
800-626-2639

Donna Chamber of Commerce

921 Miller Ave.
Donna, Texas 78537
956-464-3272

Edinburg Chamber of Commerce

602 West University
Edinburg, Texas 78539
1-800-800-7214
(956) 383-4974

Harlingen Chamber of Commerce

311 E. Tyler
Harlingen, Texas 78550-9121
800-531-7346
956-423-5440

Hidalgo Chamber of Commerce

611 East Coma
Hidalgo, Texas 78557
(956) 843-2734

Los Fresnos Chamber of Commerce

203 North Arroyo Blvd.
Los Fresnos, Texas 78566
956-233-4488

McAllen Chamber of Commerce

1200 Ash Ave.
McAllen, Texas 78501
1-877-622-5536
(956) 682-2871

P. O. Box 790
McAllen 78505-0790

Mercedes Chamber of Commerce

P. O. Box 37
417 S. Ohio
Mercedes, Texas 78570
956-565-2221

The Greater Mission Chamber of Commerce

202 W. Tom Landry
Mission, Texas 78572
1-800-580-2700
(956) 585-2727

Pharr Chamber of Commerce

308 West Park
Pharr, Texas 78577
(956) 787-1481

Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce

421 E. Queen Isabella Blvd
Port Isabel, Texas 78578
800-527-6102
956-943-2262

Port Mansfield Chamber of Commerce

818 Mansfield Dr., Unit 75
Port Mansfield, Texas 78598
956-944-2354

Raymondville Chamber of Commerce

P.O. Box 746
700 FM 3168
Raymondville, Texas 78580
956-689-3171

Rio Grande City Chamber of Commerce

601 E. Main
Box 2
Rio Grande City, Texas 78582
956-487-3024

Roma Economic Development Corp.

P.O. Box 947
Roma, Texas 78584-0947
956-849-1411

San Benito Chamber of Commerce

400 North Travis
San Benito, Texas 78586
956-399-5321

San Juan Chamber of Commerce

430 N. Standard
San Juan, Texas 78589
(956) 783-9957

South Padre Island Chamber of Commerce

610 Padre Blvd.
South Padre Island, Texas 78597
956-761-4412

South Padre Island Conv. & Visitor Bureau

Convention Center
7355 Padre Blvd.
South Padre Island Texas 78597
956-761-3000
800-657-2373

Visitors Bureau
610 Padre Blvd.
South Padre Island, Texas 78597
800-767-2373
956-761-6433

Weslaco Chamber of Commerce

P.O. Box 8398
275 S. Kansas
Weslaco, Texas 78596
(888) 968-2102
(956) 968-2102





Rio Grande Valley Partnership – Chamber of Commerce

322 South Missouri
Weslaco, Texas 78596

P. O. Box 1499
Weslaco, Texas 78599-1499
956-968-3141

Texas Tourist Bureau

2021 W. Harrison
Harlingen, Texas 78550
956-428-4477