Rep. Martinez offers proclamation for Weslaco's new Mid Valley International Industrial Park

WESLACO, Texas – State Rep. Armando ‘Mando’ Martinez read aloud an official proclamation from the Texas House of Representatives at the ribbon-cutting ceremony for Mid Valley International Industrial Park.

Here is the proclamation:

Whereas the Mid Valley international Industrial Park owned by the City of Weslaco, and the Economic Development Corporation of Weslaco, located on the corner of International Boulevard in Sugarcane Drive, the park spans more than 146 acres with 122 acres of buildable space and it will serve as a hub of distribution, manufacturing and logistics in South Texas,

Whereas the groundbreaking ceremony for the Mid Valley International Industrial Park was held on October 14 2022, the project was made possible by a grant of $1.5 million from the US Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration, and

Whereas by providing businesses with space to operate, the Mid Valley International Industrial Park is making an important contribution to the continued growth and development of the local economy, and it is a pleasure to join the celebrating this opening of this valuable community asset and now

Therefore be it resolved that the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Mid Valley International Industrial Park be commemorated and all of those involved in bringing this project to fruition be extended sincere best wishes and appreciation for their hard work and support. 

Martinez signed the proclamation.

In his remarks from the podium, Rep. Martinez said: “So I can truly tell you that Weslaco is open for business. Isn’t that a great thing to say? Congratulations.”

Martinez said Weslaco has a vision for growth and a vision for prosperity. 

“Back in 2015, in the legislature, when I was vice chair of (the) transportation (committee), we passed legislation that would create an overweight corridor that would run from Military Highway all the way up through (FM) 1015 and on Mile 9,” Martinez said.

“That was because we had the vision for economic growth, we had the vision for jobs, we had the vision for prosperity.  Today is a testament of what all of that vision (was about)… what everybody working together, both local, state, county, can do together when all of us have the same vision. So, congratulations.”

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

Steve Valdez, executive director of Weslaco EDC, said 30 percent of the space within the industrial park has already been leased.

“This ready-to-go infrastructure can significantly accelerate the establishment or expansion of businesses, and provide them with a prime location to succeed,” Valdez said.

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