City of McAllen Joins TexasOne Supporters

by Public Information Office | Aug 09, 2016

(AUSTIN, Texas, August 9, 2016) – City of McAllen has signed on as a supporter of TexasOne™, a public‐ private partnership of the Texas Economic Development Corporation charged with marketing and promoting Texas as a premier business location. Texas Economic Development Corporation is embarking on a historic fundraising campaign to take Texas to the next level and make the Lone Star State a global business destination of the future.

City of McAllen joins state leaders in the mission to build a bolder Texas through four strategic points: 1. Establish a Statewide Network of business leaders who will engage to create economic development in Texas. 2. Execute a bold plan to Market Texas globally as the destination of the future.   3. Expand the state’s presence with national and international Trade Visits.   4. Champion Special Projects for Governor Abbott that will improve the state’s competitiveness.

As a TexasOne™ Supporter, City of McAllen joins a range of Texas‐based entities—from Fortune 500 companies and privately‐held enterprises to city chambers and economic development organizations— committed to the promotion of economic growth, investment and job creation in the State of Texas.

Through trade and industry events,  global public relations and advertising, site selector and tax advisor outreach and strategic trade visits, as well as a dynamic web presence, TexasOne™ Supporters share a simple message—“Texas is Wide Open for Business.” “With the rise in competition to win global business, the City of McAllen’s support in our mission is more important than ever,” said Tracye McDaniel, President and CEO of Texas Economic Development Corporation and TexasOne™. “We’re confident that, with the full support of Governor Abbott and some of the biggest players in industry and economic development in our court, our efforts will continue to create opportunities for Texas and solidify our rank as the best state in the nation for business.”

 “The City of McAllen is proud to join forces with the great State of Texas to strengthen our economy and develop opportunities for McAllen and the Lone Star State,” said McAllen City Manager Roel “Roy” Rodriguez, P.E. Texas Economic Development Corporation is a non‐profit, non‐partisan, tax‐exempt, 501 (c)3 corporation led by Board Chairman Sanjv Yajnik, President of Financial Services at CapitalOne Financial Corporation, and South/Midwest Region Board Member, Alex Meade, CEO of Mission EDC.  

 For more information about TexasOne™ and Texas Economic Development Corporation, visit   ###