Education & Workforce
The Rio Grande Valley is one of the fastest growing markets nationally and in Texas. The city of Pharr, located in the southernmost region of Hidalgo County, has the 13th fastest growing economy in the United States and is known as a hub for business growth and expansion. Pharr continues to exceed expectations by providing the essential tools and resources for both domestic and foreign development in all business ventures.
With a population that has increased to over 77,000 residents in the last few years and close proximity to the Mexican border, Pharr has experienced strong economic growth, development, and progress making the city a place poised for dynamic expansion. Pharr has an outstanding educational infrastructure with 54 campuses and 5 independent school districts:
- Vangaurd Academy
- IDEA Charter Schools
- PSJA ISD
- Hidalgo ISD
- Valley View
- Pharr Oratory of St. Philip Neri School System
Additionally, with more than 70,000 students, the Rio Grande Valley is emerging as a center for higher education in South Texas. Several institutions educate the area workforce, including:
- RGV College
- South Texas College
- Texas A&M School of Public Health
- Universiy of Phoenix
Pharr has a highly desirable demographic profile for businesses in a variety of industries. The median age is 29 years old and 85% of the workforce is bilingual. This population of young, educated individuals allows businesses to evaluate and select the best possible candidates.