DALLAS, Texas – Hanna Solutions, a McAllen-based commercial real estate company, kindly offered to interview Rio Grande Valley leaders attending ICSC@Red River for the Rio Grande Guardian.
We would like to thank Mark, Jeremy, and the team for doing so.
They interviewed 11 Valley leaders and the overriding theme was unity, of working together for the good of the entire Valley. Yes, they were there to look for new retail development in their city but, to a person, they also preached the mantra adopted the Rio Grande Valley Partnership, One Region, One Voice.
ICSC stands for International Council of Shopping Centers. Its big, national, conference occurs in Las Vegas in May. The Red River event, held at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas, ran from Jan. 31 to Feb. 2.
ICSC, according to the group’s website, “promotes and elevates the marketplaces and spaces where people shop, dine, work, play, and gather as foundational and vital ingredients of communities and economies.”
It also “produces experiences that create connections and catalyze deals; aggressively advocates to shape public policy; develops high impact marketing and public relations that influence opinions; provides an enduring platform for professional success; and creates forward-thinking content with actionable insights — all of which drive industry innovation and growth.”
The City of Edinburg was represented at the ICSC event in Dallas. Here are interviews with Edinburg Mayor Pro Tem Dan Diaz, Edinburg Economic Development Corporation Executive Director Raudel Garza, and Edinburg EDC Project Manager Carlos Garza.