Economic Development Corporation

LighthouseThe Port Isabel Economic Development Corporation (PIEDC) is a non-profit 4B corporation governed by a Board of Directors and operated under the direction of the Port Isabel Economic Development Corporation Director and Administrator.

Project Funding

PIEDC utilizes half of 1% from the local sales tax which is then committed to funding projects and initiatives for the City of Port Isabel's Economic Development benefit. Because of the tourism nature of our community and region, in addition to workforce training and business incentives, the PIEDC has flexibility to contribute to projects that enhance the aesthetic and cultural value of our City such as:

  • Shop DisplayCommunity Events
  • Festivals
  • Museum Enhancements
  • Promotion
  • Street and Sidewalk Beautification

Mission

The Port Isabel Economic Development Corporation has been a catalyst for local economic development for over sixteen years. In response to an ever-changing environment, it is now our mission to foster small business development and job creation throughout Port Isabel.

Opportunities

Pink Bird FlyingThe Port Isabel Economic Development Corporation serves as a facilitator for businesses to utilize every resource available while keeping the growth and prosperity of the local economy in mind. Opportunity abounds in Port Isabel. With a winning combination that includes affordable coastal real estate, Federal incentives, an available workforce and a friendly regulatory environment, the business climate of Port Isabel has become superior to many cities throughout the nation.

Local Partnerships

People Watching SailboatRecognizing that economic prosperity is a collective effort, the PIEDC takes great pride in the local partnerships that make it happen. We attribute much of Port Isabel's success to business and local government leaders that come together using sound judgment to promote and lead our community in the right direction. Through a partnership between the PIEDC and City of Port Isabel, visitors can utilize the Port Isabel Visitors Center, located in the Lighthouse Keeper's Cottage as a one-stop resource for not only visitors but also the growing business community. 

The PIEDC friendly staff provides economic development project updates and funnel requests for area demographics, relocation and expansion opportunities and quality of life information. The same valuable information and resource links can also be accessed anytime via our website.

Additional Information

SunsetThe Port Isabel Economic Development Corporation provides a proactive visionary attitude toward business development, retention and our local quality of life. We are certain you will find Port Isabel a great place to be. PIEDC is here for you. Please feel free to call our office at 956-943-0705 and ask about doing business in Port Isabel. PIEDC and City staff will be happy to help you get started in Paradise.