South Padre Island, Texas is located in the growing Rio Grande Valley.

Skilled Workforce

Low wage costs and high productivity levels characterize the labor force.

Strides in Education

The Rio Grande Valley is home to two four-year universities.


South Padre Island has one of the lowest property tax rates in the County.

Welcome To The Island

Economic Development

Tourism, real estate development, construction, restaurants, retail trade, and the service industry are key components of a strong economy. A sound, sustainable community relies on strong economic growth to provide jobs, products, services, and a steady revenue source for funding government services and community enhancement.  » Learn More

Relocation Guide

News & Press

Valley Morning Star

HARLINGEN – The Federal Aviation Administration has approved SpaceX’s proposal to develop the world’s first private commercial vertical launch site in Cameron County.


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Eric Berger

SpaceX chief executive Elon Musk on Friday said his company intends to build a launchpad near Brownsville, a significant development that could signal the start of a renaissance in Texas spaceflight as manned activity at the Johnson Space Center has ebbed.

Featured Property

MLS Number: 82246

City: South Padre Island
List Price: $1,300,000
Sq. Ft.: 6,412
Building Name: Padre Sunset

Contact Information

South Padre Island, Texas
Economic Development Corporation
6801 Padre Boulevard
South Padre Island, TX 78597
Office: 956-761-6805
Fax: 956-761-4523

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