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There is so much at stake, $675 billion, in fact! Hidalgo county falls below the state and national response rate for the 2020 Census. There is still time to respond, take the easy steps at www.2020Census.gov. Your response will assist in the distribution of $675 billion in federal funds to be used towards education, infrastructure, healthcare, housing assistance and so much more, right here in Hidalgo County. Don't fall behind!
Our friends at the Texas Department of Agriculture have combined various resources to assist businesses during these uncertain times. Resources listed are designed to guide various industries in business throughout McAllen, our region, and Texas. Feel free to research the information at: COVID-19 Resource Guide #keepmcallenonthemap #madeinmcallen #businesses #resources #sustainability #resource Business_Resource
On March 1, the U.S. Census Bureau disclosed the Census Questionnaire Assistance (CQA) phone numbers available to the public for assistance during the 2020 Census. The English and Spanish language lines will be available to provide general information about the 2020 Census, including answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs), via an automated Interactive Voice Response (IVR) system. English 844-330-2020 • Spanish 844-468-2020 The CQA IVR and live CSR support on all language lines will end on July 31, 2020. Most residents throughout the country will begin receiving their invitations to respond to the Census starting Thursday, March 12. The invitation will include instructions for responding to the 2020 Census online, with households in areas less likely to respond online receiving a paper questionnaire that they can return in the mail. By mid-April, all households that have not yet responded will receive a paper questionnaire. The Census Bureau asks that you include everyone who lives in your home as of April 1 and residents are asked to use the Census ID included in the invitation. You can also respond without it by providing your address. For more information, please visit 2020census.gov or census.gov.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is working with the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) to combat the Mexican fruit fly in Cameron and Willacy Counties in Texas. Mexican fruit fly is one of the world’s most destructive invasive pests, attacking more than 40 different kinds of fruits and vegetables. APHIS needs the public’s help to limit the fruit fly’s spread. Residents living or working within Mexican fruit fly quarantine areas are asked to cooperate with survey teams and give them access to their property. Surveyors will have official credentials identifying them as U.S.D.A. or TDA employees. If you live in the area and think you might have Mexican fruit flies on your property, please call APHIS at 956-421-4041. Mexican fruit flies are drawn to ripening fruit. To keep this pest off your property: 1. Remove all citrus fruit, from your property as soon as possible. 2. Eat the fruit or double bag it and put it in the trash. 3. Don’t compost fruit or vegetables from the quarantined areas. 4. Don’t move or mail homegrown fruit outside of the quarantined areas. 5. Declare agricultural products—including fruit—to U.S. Customs and Border Protection before entering the U.S. from another country.

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Founded in 1988 the McAllen Economic Development Corporation ( or MEDC) is a non profit corporation funded by the City of McAllen to generate job growth by attracting new industry and helping existing companies to expand. Part of McAllen’s success has been the explosive growth of Reynosa, Mexico. Just across the United States – Mexico border, both communities have collaborated to create one of the most recognized industrial sectors home to several fortune 500 companies. The MEDC is committed to being a single point of contact to industrial businesses; whether your manufacturing needs are in McAllen or Reynosa, we provide services at no cost to the companies seeking cost effective manufacturing strategies to maintain a competitive edge in today’s global economy.

6401 S 33rd Street
McAllen, Texas 78503
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