Developers’ Dream in South Texas: McAllen Thrives as Epicenter of the Rio Grande Valley

It’s got a booming economy. Business development is at an all-time high, people are hustling and bustling. Welcome to McAllen, a mid-sized Texas border town with a big-city attitude.

“The growth in McAllen is amazing,” comments Rebecca Olaguibel, the city’s
Director of Retail and Business Development. “It’s an exciting time to be in

While McAllen’s population hovers at just more than 142,000, according to the 2020 U.S. Census, the number of people in town swells each day as an estimated 39,000 commuters drop into town to conduct business, shop, dine, and enjoy the cities amenities.

“McAllen has consistently ranked in the Top 20 retail sales tax generators in
the state of Texas for the past few decades,” Olaguibel shares. “And, as of 2015, McAllen MSA is now the fifth largest metropolitan statistical area in Texas, surpassing El Paso.”

Even the pandemic shutdowns couldn’t dampen the city’s economic successes. “Closing out our fiscal year, we have earned epic retail sales tax revenues,” says Olaguibel. “We’ve seen our numbers go up in both retail sales tax and construction.” Click to read more at