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. Finally, the newly created University of Texas – Rio Grande Valley will include a Medical School – and Harlingen will play an important role in its location.
Telecommunications is also a growing industry in Harlingen. Tapping into Harlingen’s talented and bi-lingual workforce are United Healthcare, Dish Network, Qualfon, 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 2014
Valley Baptist Medical Center 3,234 Health Care Harlingen CISD 1,684 School District Vicki Roy Home Health 975 Health Care Dish Network 840 Service Center Advanced Call Center Technologies 740 Service Center City of Harlingen 620 City Government HEB (3) Harlingen Locations 607 Retail Operations Bee First Primary Home Care 600 Health Care Cardone Industries 600 Automotive Texas State Technical College 572 Technical College Rio Grande State Center 570 Health Care Harlingen Medical Center 559 Health Care United HealthCare Services, Inc. 412 Service Center Time Warner Cable 381 Cable / Internet Provider Wal-Mart Superstore 371 Retail Operations Su Clinica Familiar 245 Health Care Bass Pro Shops 210 Retail Operations Cracker Barrel 200 Restaurant Sam’s Wholesale Club 180 Retail Operations United Launch Alliance 161 Aerospace Charlie Clark Nissan 150 Automotive Dealer Pentair Valves & Control 150 Industrial Valves National Nursing and Rehabilitation 149 Health Care Valley International Cold Storage 147 Warehouse-cold storage Retama Manor 143 Nursing Home Marine Military Academy 139 Academy Harlingen Nursing & Rehabilitation 135 Health Care ITD Precision 129 Manufacture Harlingen Family Dentistry 129 Health Care – Dentist L & F Distributors 126 Beer Distributor Golden Palms 117 Nursing Home Texas Thread Manufacturing Co. 110 Thread Manufacturing Boggus Ford 105 Automobile Dealer Luby’s Restaurant (2) 105 Restaurant Alamo Concrete 102 Concrete JC Penny 90 Retail Dillard’s Department Store 86 Retail Operations South Texas Emergency Care Foundation 83 Emergency Services American Electric Power 82 Electric Power UniFirst Linen 79 Linen/Uniform Services Burlington Coat Factory 75 Retail Operations GulfCoast Eye Institute 75 Eye Center Texas Gas Service 74 Natural Gas Distribution 7-UP Bottling Company 72 Bottlers Valley Solvents & Chemical 72 Distributor Chemicals Aloe Laboratories, Inc. 71 Aloe Vera Distributors Valley Morning Star 65 Newspaper Labatt Food Services 60 Food Broker Longhorn Steakhouse 58 Restaurant Kohl’s 55 Retail Total 16,794
Source: 09.04.14 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