Fuentes: Weslaco's new industrial park fits perfectly with the goals of the Hidalgo County Prosperity Task Force

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WESLACO, Texas – Weslaco Economic Development Corporation’s decision to build a new industrial park fits perfectly with the goals of the Hidalgo County Prosperity Task Force.

This is the view of Hidalgo County Commissioner David Fuentes, who spoke at a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Mid Valley International Industrial Park.

The task force was set up by Hidalgo County Judge Richard Cortez to address poverty in the county.

“This type of project is perfectly aligned with that Prosperity Task Force that the judge created and our office is looking at expanding because we know that the way to get out of the poverty levels that we experience and see here locally is by having more jobs, having more opportunities, having more of a property tax base for our city to have more taxes or more funds to be able to continue to improve the infrastructure that’s needed for projects like this,” Fuentes said from the podium.

“So we’re very, very excited that the county is aligned with the vision here in the city of Weslaco.”

The Mid Valley International Industrial Park is located on FM 1015 (International Blvd.) and Mile 9 (Sugarcane Dr.). 

Key Features of the Industrial Park include:

  • 122 buildable acres -offering ample space for businesses to thrive and expand with large-sized lots ranging from 4 acres to 13 acres.
  •   Shovel ready – oversized infrastructure and utilities.
  •   55 feet wide concrete roads
  • 12 inch sewer and water lines
  •   Underground power lines
  •   Fiber optic internet network
  • On-site water drainage & detention
  •   Prime location – centrally located in the region Rio Grande alley] with easy access to major highways and international bridges.
  •   Public Safety – close proximity to law enforcement entities to ensure businesses are safe, including: Weslaco Police and Fire Texas Department of Public Safety, Custom & Border Patrol Weslaco Station, Texas Arm National Guard, and Hidalgo County Sheriff’s East Substation

Editor’s Note: Here is a video interview the Rio Grande Guardian International News Service conducted with Fuentes at the end of the ceremony: