In 2012, The City of San Benito acquired an EDA grant in the amount of $1,000,000 to aid in the construction of our future Cultural Heritage Museum. This project will increase both domestic and international tourism and is projected to have a positive regional economic impact on the City. It will offer permanent and temporary interpretive exhibits, special events, community celebrations, and educational programs that will appeal to residents and tourists throughout the Rio Grande Valley.
About the EDA
The U.S. Economic Development Administration's investment policy is designed to establish a foundation for sustainable job growth and the building of durable regional economies throughout the United States. This foundation builds upon two key economic drivers - innovation and regional collaboration. Innovation is key to global competitiveness, new and better jobs, a resilient economy, and the attainment of national economic goals. Regional collaboration is essential for economic recovery because regions are the centers of competition in the new global economy and those that work together to leverage resources and use their strengths to overcome weaknesses will fare better than those that do not. EDA encourages its partners around the country to develop initiatives that advance new ideas and creative approaches to address rapidly evolving economic conditions.