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Thank you to everyone who made this year possible.

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McAllen Economic Development

McAllen strategically works to attract specific retailers that broaden its shopping and entertainment venues

Encouraging Growth & Economic Development

Enhancing Storm Water Infrastructure

Projects ranged from regrading of concrete drainage structures, to the installation of storm sewer infrastructure

City of McAllen



Upgrades of traffic control signal cabinets began in preparation of connection to McAllen's traffic management software

McAllen Optimizing Mobility

Amigos Always

Campaign Launched

The Amigos Always campaign was created to increase Mexican tourism and reinforce awareness about McAllen as a destination

McAllen Amigos Always

LRGV Learning Landscapes

Students from 5 school districts in the region create native habitat gardens, providing hands-on learning opportunities

LRGV Learning Landscapes

Avid bird watchers came from as far as Alaska to see the tiny, colorful Green Breasted Mango Hummingbird at Quinta Mazatlan

Rare Bird


Green Brasted Mango Humming Bird in McAllen



City plans and coordinates the extension of adequate public facilities and services to future areas of development

City of McAllen

The inaugural festival included educational presentations to adults and scout groups on creating Monarch gardens


Monarch Pledge

McAllen Mayor's Monarch Pledge

Through discussions and group assignments, the program is geared to nurture student and hone their leadership skills

Mayor's Youth

Advisory Council

McAllen Youth Advisory Council

Affordable Wi-Fi program designed to make learning easier and more accessible at home for students and families

Bridging the Educational Gap

McAllen Wi-Fi

Texas A&M University in McAllen

Expanding higher education opportunities with Texas A&M University

TAMU McAllen

Enhancing healthcare and workforce preparedness with South Texas College

STC Nursing & Allied Health Campus

STC McAllen



McAllen Performing Arts Center

Bringing the Broadway experience to McAllen and cementing the MPAC as the region's cultural arts hub

Signature athletic facility to enhance McAllen's quality of life, recreation opportunities and boost local economy

Youth Baseball Complex

McAllen Youth Baseball Complex

Light Up the Holidays

with McAllen

McAllen hosted family-friendly events to celebrate the holiday season, attracting local, regional, and internacional visitors

Light Up the Holidays with McAllen


Research Facility

Improving healthcare and attracting medical research and manufacturing with UTRGV


Among new offerings in 2017, La Plaza - A Simon Mall celebrated its major expansion



McAllen Retail Destination

McAllen Convention Center District's diverse dining, retail and hotel options continue to expand

Convention Center District Expansion

McAllen Convention Center

Upgrades, replacements and additions to city-wide parks were ongoing to further promote an unsurpassed quality of life

Bringing Great

Public Places to Life

McAllen Quinta Mazatlan

Since its opening in March 2007, the iconic McAllen Convention Center has become the region's premier tourist destination and gathering place

McAllen Convention Center 10th Anniversary

McAllen Convention Center
Tres Lagos McAllen

A remarkable new master-planned community of 2,500 acres with an amazing vision for the future

Tres Lagos 

Grand Opening