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

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News & Press


“This was a superb program; I learned so much about business processes,” Washburn said. “My hat is off to the Economic Development Corporations of both South Padre and Port Isabel, and also to Capital One Bank, for sponsoring this program. When you invest in people in the community, you grow good businesses.”

Press Office

Young aspiring business owners are invited to learn the basics on how to turn good ideas into profitable ventures at the live Twitter chat on Feb. 19 hosted by the U.S. Small Business Administration(@SBAgov).

Mark Reagan, The Brownsville Herald

The Texas Transportation Commission Thursday approved two loans for the Cameron County Regional Mobility Authority for the second causeway and outer parkway projects.

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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