Created in 1974 the Starr County Industrial Foundation (SCIF) is a non-profit organization founded and supported by local government and business leaders that are committed to further develop and diversify the local economy through sound, controlled economic growth. Over the years SCIF has developed a core competency in a varied spectrum of administrative and promotion roles which has placed it in a position to capitalize industrial and economical development in the Starr County region.
Advise companies about our market and potential opportunities
Assist corporations in finding office space or land sites
Serve as an advocate to simplify the process of working with local governments
Connect companies with influential business and community leaders
Create strategic initiatives to support growth in specific industry sectors
Identify potential financial incentives and cost-saving programs
Energizing Business - Enriching Neighborhoods - Promoting Advocacy
Fostering Training and Education - Strengthening Infrastructure
Developing Skilled Workforce
For list please contact our office.
Ms. Benavidez is a graduate of Rio Grande City High School and received her BA in Political Science and her Masters in Public Administration (MPA) from the University of Texas Pan American. Additionally she has attained her Basic Economic Development Certification from the International Economic Development Council (IEDC).
Ms. Elizondo is a graduate of Rio Grande City High School and received her BA in Communication-Journalism with a concentration in Public Relations from the University of Texas Pan American. She is a member of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) San Antonio Chapter.
Mr. Jose A. Elizondo Is a graduate from Texas State Technical College In Harlingen where he obtained an Associates of Applied Science in Digital Media Design. He currently is working with the Starr County Industrial Foundation Staff with Graphic / Web Design projects. He can be reached by email or by Phone directly at (956) 844 - 4449.