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  1. City On The Grow ALTON Texas September 2007 © 2007 Confidential Property of the City of Alton
  2. History of Alton Alton originated as a stop on the San Benito and Rio Grande Valley Railway i 1911 V ll R il in Founded by citizens of Alton, Illinois and named by railroad officials after the Alton Railroad 1920s, the Alton School District was formed and later consolidated with the Mission School District Water District No. 7 was formed in the 1930s to serve Alton San Martín de Porres Catholic Church, originally a mission, was constructed in 1967 and declared a parish in 1969 Community voted to incorporate on April 10, 1978 Voted for a Home Rule Charter in the May election of 2006 © 2007 Confidential Property of the City of Alton Tradition 2
  3. About Alton 4 miles north of Mission, Texas on Hwy. 107 in Hidalgo County g y Texas 14 miles north of Mexico border 80 miles west of the Gulf of Mexico 2006 population: 8,700 (98% increase in 8 700 six years) City area is 2.2 square miles Median age of population is 26 years Part of McAllen-Mission-Edinburg MSA Reynosa 8th fastest growing MSA in the U.S. g g Mexico Ranked #1 in job growth and #2 in cost of living Consumer market area of 10 000 000 10,000,000 people Reynosa © 2007 Confidential Property of the City of Alton Opportunity 3
  4. About Alton cont’d International airport in McAllen 3 multi-lane state express roadways p y Texas $4 billion transportation improvements Rail accessibility and 65 miles from a seaport, Port of Brownsville p Hidalgo County: 2 Mexican ports of entry 3rd international bridge opening in 2008 3 independent school districts 2 higher education institutions 6 hospitals in close proximity Reynosa 17 golf courses in the surrounding area Mexico Pro baseball, football, hockey and basketball sports near by Over 60 shopping centers in the area Major ecotourism attractions Reynosa © 2007 Confidential Property of the City of Alton Opportunity 4
  5. Alton Business…is growing! © 2007 Confidential Property of the City of Alton Strength 5
  6. Alton Business…is growing! © 2007 Confidential Property of the City of Alton Strength 6
  7. Alton Business…is growing! © 2007 Confidential Property of the City of Alton Strength 7
  8. Alton’s Community Development Nuestra Casa Home Lending Program © 2007 Confidential Property of the City of Alton Proud 8
  9. Alton’s Community Development The Greater Alton Ch b Th G t Alt Chamber of Cf Commerce © 2007 Confidential Property of the City of Alton Human Capital 9
  10. Alton’s Community Development Cedral, S.L.P. – Sister City © 2007 Confidential Property of the City of Alton International Relations 10
  11. Alton’s Community Development Serve Your Community, Earn A Bike Facilitating the Advancement of Alton’s Youth Back To School Book Fair © 2007 Confidential Property of the City of Alton Nurturing 11
  12. Alton’s Quality of Life y f f Alton Recreation Center © 2007 Confidential Property of the City of Alton Friendly 12
  13. Alton’s Quality of Life y f f Sylvia Vela Park Josefa Garcia Park 61 Acres of City Parks © 2007 Confidential Property of the City of Alton Fun 13
  14. Alton’s Quality of Life y f f Alton Elementary Headstart Program © 2007 Confidential Property of the City of Alton Empowering 14
  15. Alton’s Quality of Life y f f Nuestra Clinica Mission Hospital Health Clinic © 2007 Confidential Property of the City of Alton Wellbeing 15
  16. Alton’s Quality of Life y f f San Martín de Porres C th li Church Catholic Ch h © 2007 Confidential Property of the City of Alton Faith 16
  17. Alton’s Quality of Life y f f Multi- Multi-housing for Senior Citizens g © 2007 Confidential Property of the City of Alton Caring 17
  18. Alton Residential Development Villa de Alton El Milagro Estates Multi-family Housing Developments in Progress Multi- © 2007 Confidential Property of the City of Alton Investment 18
  19. Alton Residential Development Magnolia Pointe From $99 000 to $150 000 $99,000 $150,000 © 2007 Confidential Property of the City of Alton Neighborhoods 19
  20. Alton Residential Development Tuscany Village Alton’s First Gated C Alt ’ Fi t G t d Community it © 2007 Confidential Property of the City of Alton Neighborhoods 20
  21. Alton Commercial Development Las Clinicas El T Templo Bibli l Biblico © 2007 Confidential Property of the City of Alton Investment 21
  22. Alton Industrial Development Alton Industrial Park Building The image cannot be display ed. Your computer may not hav e enough memory to open the image, or the image may hav e been corrupted. Restart y our computer, and then open the file again. If the red x still appears, y ou may hav e to delete the image and then insert it again. Alton Industrial Park More Acreage for Growth 20 Acres © 2007 Confidential Property of the City of Alton Job Creation 22
  23. City of Alton…leadership making it happen! New City Hall Under Construction New City Hall © 2007 Confidential Property of the City of Alton Vision 23
  24. Invest Alton Proximity to Mexico & McAllen-Mission MSA 5-mile radius with 60,000 roof tops , p 20% annual population growth rate 30% increase in single family housing last 2 years Median family income is over $23,000 © 2007 Confidential Property of the City of Alton Opportunity 24
  25. Invest Alton cont’d Open retail corridors with solid traffic counts Abundant land, ready for development , y p Young, hungry workforce (low unemployment) 36% population holds high school degree (or equivalent) Stable leadership that’s “Pro Business and Pro Growth” © 2007 Confidential Property of the City of Alton Opportunity 25
  26. City on the Grow Where growth and opportunity meet! g pp y © 2007 Confidential Property of the City of Alton Rewarding 26
  27. Making it Happen Contact: Mr. Mr Steve Pena Assistant City Manager Alton, Alton Texas (956) 581-2733 581- steve.pena@alton-tx gov steve.pena@alton steve pena@alton-tx.gov Web Site: www.alton-tx.gov © 2007 Confidential Property of the City of Alton Come Join Us 27

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