Killam Development: Fueling Progress as Title Sponsor for the 2023 RGV Economic Summit

Edinburg, TX (August 21, 2023) – Killam Development takes immense pride in being the Title Sponsor for the prestigious 2023 RGV Economic Summit, an event hosted by the Rio Grande Valley Partnership. The summit, held at the esteemed Bert Ogden Arena in Edinburg on August 17, 2023, serves as a beacon of collaboration and growth for South Texas.

“We are genuinely thankful to the Rio Grande Valley Partnership for hosting this remarkable event,” said Dr. Rolando Ortiz, Chief Operating Officer at Killam Development. “Their steadfast support has played a pivotal role in uniting influential voices, nurturing collaboration, and contributing to one voice in promoting the region.”

The theme “One Region, One Voice” echoes Killam Development’s dedication to bringing people together for shared success. The summit’s platform enabled influential figures, including Governor Greg Abbott and economic visionary Adriana Cruz, to ignite discussions vital to shaping the Rio Grande Valley’s economic trajectory. Governor Abbot was joined by Senator Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa, Commissioner of the Texas Transportation Commission Alex Meade, Rio Grande Valley Partnership Chairman Patrick McDonnell, and other local economic leaders.

The Governor’s keynote highlighted South Texas’ economic significance and emphasized unity’s pivotal role in propelling the state’s economy. Killam Development’s support underscores its commitment to regional prosperity.

“As one of the fastest growing areas in the entire state and home to our most important port, the Rio Grande Valley is where the economic future of Texas lies,” said Governor Abbott. “Thanks in part to the hardworking Texans here in the Rio Grande Valley, our state now ranks as the eighth-largest economy in the world. When we come together as one unit, we are extraordinarily more powerful and effective than we are individually. I thank the business leaders and elected officials gathered here today with the common goal of strengthening the South Texas economy. By working together and investing in higher education and strategic industries, we are building a brighter future for all Texans.”

The event, attended by over 450 leaders, showcased major RGV investments like broadband expansion and healthcare. The unveiling of the $142 billion 2024 Unified Transportation Program, with substantial allocations for South Texas’ roadways, showcased a commitment to infrastructure growth.

The Rio Grande Valley Alliance Compact, signed during the summit, solidifies regional commitment to investing in the area’s thriving economy and workforce.

Killam Development’s Title Sponsorship of the 2023 RGV Economic Summit reflects a united pursuit of growth, innovation, and success in the Rio Grande Valley.


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