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 2016
Harlingen CISD 3,321 School District Valley Baptist Medical Center 3,234 Health Care Vicki Roy Home Health 975 Health Care Dish Network 883 Service Center Advanced Call Center Technologies 616 Service Center HEB (3) Harlingen Locations 607 Retail Operations City of Harlingen 605 City Government Bee First Primary Home Care 600 Health Care Texas State Technical College 590 Technical College Rio Grande State Center 570 Health Care Harlingen Medical Center 559 Health Care VA Texas Valley Coastal Bend Health Care System 559 Health Care United HealthCare Services, Inc. 455 Service Center Time Warner Cable 445 Cable / Internet Provider Wal-Mart Superstore 371 Retail Operations Qualfon 250 Back office call center Su Clinica Familiar 245 Health Care Cardone Industries 232 Automotive Bass Pro Shops 210 Retail Operations Bert Ogden Dealerships 210 Auto Dealerships Cracker Barrel 200 Restaurant VTX 193 Communications Sam’s Wholesale Club 180 Retail Operations United Launch Alliance 151 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 Harlingen Family Dentistry 129 Health Care – Dentist L & F Distributors 126 Beer Distributor ITD Precision 122 Manufacture 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 99 Concrete Supplier 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 Aloe Laboratories, Inc. 67 Aloe Vera Distributors Valley Morning Star 65 Newspaper Valley Solvents & Chemical 65 Distributor Chemicals Labatt Food Services 60 Food Broker Longhorn Steakhouse 58 Restaurant Kohl’s 55 Retail Valley International Airport 51 Airport Total 18,474
Source: 05.31.16 Harlingen Economic Development Corporation