- University of Texas-Pan American (UTPA).
The University of Texas-Pan American (UTPA) serves the higher education needs of a rapidly growing, international, multicultural population in the South Texas Region. The University preserves, transmits and creates knowledge to serve the cultural, civic, and economic advancement of the region and the state. The University provides students advanced instruction in academic programs offered through innovative delivery systems that lead to professional certification, and baccalaureate, master's and doctoral degrees. Through teaching, research, creative activity and public service, UTPA prepares students for lifelong learning and leadership roles in the state, nation and world community.
- Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA).
The TDA's mission is to partner with all Texans to make Texas the nation's leader in agriculture, fortify the economy, empower rural communities, promote healthy lifestyles, and cultivate winning strategies for rural, suburban and urban Texas through exceptional service and the common threads of agriculture in their daily lives.
- Texas AgriLIFE Extension Service (TAEX).
The mission of AgriLife Extension is a seemingly simple one: improving the lives of people, businesses, and communities across Texas and beyond through high-quality, relevant education. Carrying out this mission, however, is a massive undertaking. One that requires the commitment of each and every one of the agency’s employees.
- Valley Telephone Cooperative Inc. (VTCI).
VTCI provides a full range of telecommunications services, including telephone, high speed internet, and television programming services, to rural communities across 19 counties in South Texas. VTCI was first in the world to deliver DSL Broadband service to 100% of their subscribers, and also the first in South Texas to offer Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH).
- Magic Valley Electric Cooperative (MVEC).
Magic Valley Electric Cooperative has been supplying power to South Texas since 1937.
- Texas/Mexico Border Coalition.
TMBC is a Community-based Organization. The purpose of the Coalition is to establish and maintain the health, social, environmental, and economic integrity and survival of small, rural communities along the Texas-Mexico border.
- Rio Bravo Rural Conservation and Development Area (Rio Bravo RC&D).
The Rio Bravo RC&D Area is heavily involved in developing its Eco-Tourism (Historic/Nature/Cultural) industry in South Texas. The goal is to have South Texas become a preferred tourist destination. Rio Bravo RC&D Area promotes ranch diversification as a means of maintaining the family farm or ranch.
- Rio Grande—Nueces Conservation and Development Area (RGN RC&D).
Rio Grande—Nueces Conservation and Development Area (RGN RC&D) offers a volunteer approach to improving the rural economy and environment through conservation and development of natural resources along the US-Mexico border.
- Rio Grande Valley Empowerment Zone Corporation (RGVEZC).
The mission of the RGVEZC is to create self-sustaining, long-term economic development in areas of pervasive poverty, unemployment and general distress while at the same time demonstrating that distressed communities can achieve self-sufficiency through innovative and comprehensive approaches.
- City of La Feria.
La Feria is a city in Cameron County, Texas, United States. The population was 6,115 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Brownsville–Harlingen Metropolitan Statistical Area.
- UTPA South Texas Regional Rural Economic Development Strategy (STRREDS).
The South Texas Regional Rural Economic Development Strategy Pilot Project purpose is to create economic growth and jobs in the agriculture industry in South Texas.
- UTPA Southwest Texas Cooperative Development Strategy (STCDS).
The STCDS purpose is to research the role of outside equity in cooperatives, describe the implications for cooperative governance and finance, and provide an education program discussing the results.
- Lower Rio Grande Valley Development Council (LRGVDC).
LRGVDC is a voluntary association of local governments in Cameron, Hidalgo and Willacy counties focused on promoting coordinated regional development. The LRGVDC serves as a link between federal and state programs and a means for local units of government to join together in developing services and strategy, thus eliminating duplication of effort and encouraging economic efficiency.
- South Texas Development Council (STDC).
South Texas Development Council is focused on providing a cost effective means to plan, coordinate, and implement regional strategies that will improve the health, safety, and general welfare of our communities.
- Heifer Project International (HPI).
Heifer’s mission is to work with communities to end hunger and poverty and to care for the Earth.