Harlingen’s Top Employers Are in Education, Health Care and Technology
Although agriculture is still very important to the Harlingen economy, Harlingen has veered further away from the agriculture-driven economy and has diversified their employment market; adding the health care and telecommunications industries.
Three of the top 10 employers in Harlingen are in the medical field. Health care and related services are destined to play a key role in the future of Harlingen with the Regional Academic Health Center, a branch of the University of Texas-San Antonio Health Science Center; the recent opening of the South Texas Veterans Administration Health Care Center at Harlingen and the physician-owned Harlingen Medical Center all being important elements.
Telecommunications is also a growing industry in Harlingen. Tapping into Harlingen’s talented and bi-lingual workforce are Dish Network, Pocket Communications, West Corporation, Time Warner Cable and Advanced Call Center Technologies; calling Harlingen, Texas home.
Texas State Technical College in Harlingen is known for its technology programs.
- Major Employers Harlingen, Texas 2013
Harlingen CISD 2,848 School District Valley Baptist Medical Center 1,930 Health Care Advanced Call Center Technologies 1,250 Service Center Dish Network 1,013 Service Center Vicki Roy Home Health 719 Health Care Texas State Technical College 599 Technical College City of Harlingen 593 City Government HEB (3) Harlingen Locations 592 Retail Operations Harlingen Medical Center 546 Health Care Rio Grande State Center 529 Health Care United HealthCare Services, Inc. 411 Service Center Wal-Mart Superstore 337 Retail Operations Bass Pro Shops 280 Retail Operations Su Clinica Familiar 275 Health Care Cardone Industries 234 Automotive Time Warner Cable 200 Cable / Internet Provider United Launch Alliance 129 Aerospace Retama Manor 170 Nursing Home Pentair Valves & Control 150 Industrial Valves Harlingen Family Dentistry 149 Health Care – Dentist Marine Military Academy 135 Academy Alamo Concrete 130 Concrete Harlingen Nursing & Rehabilitation 130 Health Care Golden Palms 125 Nursing Home L & F Distributors 125 Beer Distributor Valley International Cold Storage 120 Warehouse-cold storage Boggus Ford 115 Automobile Dealer ITD Precision 110 Manufacture Luby’s Restaurant 102 Restaurant Dillard’s Department Store 98 Retail Operations Longhorn Steakhouse 90 Restaurant Valley Morning Star 86 Newspaper 7-UP Bottling Company 85 Bottlers UniFirst Linen 84 Linen/Uniform Services Texas Gas Service 73 Natural Gas Distribution Acetylene Oxygen Co. 70 Manufacture Ophthalmic Consultants of Texas 70 Eye Center South Texas Emergency Care Foundation 70 Emergency Services Aloe Laboratories, Inc. 68 Aloe Vera Distributors Valley Co-op 64 Manufacture Cotton Seed Oil Labatt Food Services 60 Food Broker Sechrist-Hall Company 60 Roofing/Sheet Metal Work Total 15,095
Source: 01.31.13 Harlingen Economic Development Corporation
- Private Sector Payroll Harlingen, Texas 2006
PER EMPLOYEE$23,072 NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES35,993
Source: County Business Patterns 2006
- Private Sector Establishment By Size Harlingen, Texas 2005
INDUSTRYTOTAL1 – 45 – 910 – 1920 – 4950 – 99100 – 249250 – 499500 – 9991000+1,957
Forestry-Fishing-Ag6312 Utilities51121 Construction13974352010 Manufacturing58171213673 Wholesale94363020701 Retail3401341064934782 Transportation / Warehouse66288121251 Information3619525311 Finance and Insurance152823817132 Real Estate11972231410 Professional Scientific, Tech Services1591003713702 Management of Companies154533 Administrative Support8347131232321 Educational1563411 Health Care3321286762411012741 Arts, Entertainment and Recreation191034011 Accommodations and Food Service14237192844122 Other Services171934320132 Unclassified33
Source: County Business Patterns 2005