Treviño: $1.8 million EDA grant will have transformative impact on City of Hidalgo

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The need for cold storage warehousing has become the number one most requested industry in the area.  To meet the demand, the city of Hidalgo partnered with a private developer to construct an industrial park. 

The Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration (EDA) has supported the city of Hidalgo in its quest to create jobs. An application was submitted requesting grant assistance to do the improvements to the Industrial Park which will include water, wastewater, drainage, and road construction.

Recently, we were notified that the application was approved for $1,843,700.00 for roadway and water infrastructure improvements in our industrial park. This grant will be matched by $460,925.00 making the project $2,304,625.00. The City of Hidalgo estimates the proposed project will result in the creation of 280 jobs, sustaining 4 current jobs, and has the potential for $20.5 million of private capital investment.

This investment is a testament to the potential and promise of our community. By enhancing our infrastructure, we are not only supporting the growth of existing businesses but also paving the way for new enterprises to establish themselves in Hidalgo. 

This project is crucial for fostering economic development, creating job opportunities, and driving private investment, which will collectively strengthen our local economy and improve the quality of life for our residents. 

We are excited about the transformative impact this grant will have on our city and look forward to seeing the positive outcomes it will generate.

Editor’s Note: The above guest column was penned by Priciliano “J.R.” Treviño, executive director of Hidalgo Economic Development Corporation. The column appears in The Rio Grande Guardian International News Service with the permission of the author. Treviño can be reached by email via: ptrevino@cityofhidalgo.net

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