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Economic Development

Texas has made a $206 million investment in highway expansion in La Joya, Texas -- opening thousand of acres for development ... just west of McAllen-Edinburg-Mission MSA.


Interstate Highways

The Texas Department of Transportation is completing work on a $206 million Relief Route to U.S. Expressway 83 -- just north of La Joya, Texas.  This expressway connects with Interstate 2 and Interstate 69 C.

International Bridges

The Anzalduas International Bridge facilities truck and other vehicular traffic from Monterrey, Mexico to McAllen, Houston and points north.  The McAllen/Hidalgo International Bridge also is available and handles pedestrian traffic.

International Airport

La Joya is served by McAllen International Airport.


La Joya has a competitive property tax structure.


The City's $0.02 per dollar sales tax is allocated to municipal operations ($0.015) and economic development ($0.005).

The State of Texas does not assess any corporate nor personal income tax.


Gas is provided by Texas Gas Service and electric through various Retail Electric Providers (REP) and American Electric Power (AEP).  The City's Public Utility Department (PUD) provides water and wastewater services.  Solid waste is collected through an exclusive municipal franchise agreement with Waste Connections.  Below are base rates for commercial accounts.


The City of La Joya and its economic and community development entities may offer a variety of incentives based on the level of investment and job creation and/or retension.  Contact us for more information.

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La Joya Economic Development Corporation

The La Joya EDC is organized under the Development Corporation Act, Section 4B.

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La Joya Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone #1

The La Joya TIRZ#1 operates in partnership with Hidalgo County.

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Hidalgo County, Texas

Hidalgo County is designated as an Enterprise Zone.  La Joya also is in the Opportunity Zone.

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