Major Trade Gateway
Positioned in one of the world’s largest trade corridors, Edinburg is the gateway to U.S. 281, slated to become Interstate 69 on the NAFTA Highway transporting trade between Mexico and North America.
An active volunteer Board of Directors, made up of key community and business leaders, comprises the Edinburg Economic Development Corporation (EEDC). These leaders are dedicated to bringing new business and industry to the city, and helping with the expansion of local companies. The EEDC, formed in 1990, is funded through a 1/2-cent sales tax.
New businesses are moving to Edinburg because of the available labor force, and the promotion of international trade opportunities. The economy continues to grow due to cattle ranching, oil, and crops such as sugarcane, onions, cabbage, tomatoes and broomcorn. Citrus is a major area business with beautiful orchards of oranges and lemons. Fruit stands abound along roadways for the enjoyment of locals and visitors alike.