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Economic Development

Helping our key industries and workforce navigate the challenging transition to an Information Age economy.

Shaping Our Future 2020

The 2019-2020 Starr County Strategic Plan for Economic Development.  What is the Strategic Plan for Economic Development? It is our region’s collaborative effort to define priorities that will lead to creation of well-paying jobs, and help our key industries and workforce navigate the challenging transition to an Information Age economy.

The result is Starr EDP – led by a dedicated team within STC & SCIF, focused on implementation and ongoing support of the Strategic Plan. The many participants in the development of the Strategic Plan identified 4 Goals addressing root causes of poverty, stagnant wage growth, and inadequate pathways to an improved quality of life. Through the collaboration of over 200 partners in 13 focus groups, Starr EDP seeks to connect and communicate the many voices of Starr County’s residents, toward one purpose of advancing opportunity and prosperity for all.

Goals of the Starr County Economic Development Plan

  • Promote business retention and expansion
  • Attract new business and industry
  • Provide current and comprehensive market area information
  • Coordinate economic development efforts locally, regionally, and nationally

View Starr County Strategic Plan for Economic Development in PDF