Reynosa is the largest city in the state of Tamaulipas and the third largest Mexican city along the U.S. border. It is also among the top 5 fastest growing cities in Mexico. Permanent residents number above 725,000, with an additional floating population of nearly 200,000. The Hidalgo and McAllen communities north of Reynosa, as well as the Brownsville and Harlingen communities to the east, are often referred to as the Rio Grande Valley, or RGV. The combined population of the communities in this region exceeds 2.8 million, making it second only to San Diego/Tijuana as the largest metropolitan area along the border. This area also has the second highest number of border crossings and the second largest U.S. retail impact of any of our border communities.