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  Garcia: Edinburg, the epicenter of economic development in the Valley
EDINBURG, July 25 - EDC Executive Director Gus Garcia gave an absorbing overview of all the growth happening in his city and concluded that Edinburg is going to be at the epicenter of economic development in the Rio Grande Valley.
  Straus announces joint interim charge to study impact of Mexico's energy reforms
MISSION, July 18 - State Rep. Terry Canales announced Thursday a new interim charge from House Speaker Joe Straus – studying the impact Mexico’s much anticipated energy reforms will have on Texas.
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    Perryman: Export-Import Bank
WACO, July 10 - Sometimes, the inability to get things done in Washington almost defies belief. In many instances, hard choices have to be made, with intense disagreement about how to allocate scarce resources.
    Perryman: Iraq and the Oil Market
WACO, June 19 - Tensions have escalated in Iraq, with the militant group Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, which is also known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria or ISIS) capturing territory and laying siege to refineries and other key Iraqi infrastructure.
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    Perryman: Texas Oil Production
WACO, June 26 - Texas oil production has staged a remarkable comeback over the past few years, and the size and speed of the upswing are impressive and surprising to many people (including me).
    Edinburg, Mission, record large increases in new construction
EDINBURG, June 5 - Edinburg and Mission are among the Rio Grande Valley cities to show increased building permit activity in the first quarter of 2014, according to the Valley Construction Report.
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  Garcia: Edinburg, the epicenter of economic development in the Valley
EDINBURG, July 25 - EDC Executive Director Gus Garcia gave an absorbing overview of all the growth happening in his city and concluded that Edinburg is going to be at the epicenter of economic development in the Rio Grande Valley.
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  Straus announces joint interim charge to study impact of Mexico's energy reforms
MISSION, July 18 - State Rep. Terry Canales announced Thursday a new interim charge from House Speaker Joe Straus – studying the impact Mexico’s much anticipated energy reforms will have on Texas.
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  Perryman: Export-Import Bank
WACO, July 10 - Sometimes, the inability to get things done in Washington almost defies belief. In many instances, hard choices have to be made, with intense disagreement about how to allocate scarce resources.
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  Perryman: Texas Oil Production
WACO, June 26 - Texas oil production has staged a remarkable comeback over the past few years, and the size and speed of the upswing are impressive and surprising to many people (including me).
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  Perryman: Iraq and the Oil Market
WACO, June 19 - Tensions have escalated in Iraq, with the militant group Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, which is also known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria or ISIS) capturing territory and laying siege to refineries and other key Iraqi infrastructure.
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  Edinburg, Mission, record large increases in new construction
EDINBURG, May 5 - Edinburg and Mission are among the Rio Grande Valley cities to show increased building permit activity in the first quarter of 2014, according to the Valley Construction Report.
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  Baker: Brownsville can benefit hugely from oil and gas boom in Tamaulipas
BROWNSVILLE, June 5 - Brownsville stands at the center of the Eagle Ford and Burgos Basin shale activity and could benefit hugely if Mexico decides to export surplus natural gas, says a Mexican energy expert.
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  Perryman: Carbon Confusion
WACO, June 5 - The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a Clean Power Plan proposal aimed at cutting carbon emissions from the nation’s power plants.
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  STC wins grant for two technical early college high schools
McALLEN, June 4 - RGV Focus has welcomed a decision by three state agencies to award funds to build two career and technical education early college high schools in the Rio Grande Valley.
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  Perryman: Texas Traffic Congestion
WACO, May 29 - One of the most frustrating aspects of many Texans’ days is commuting to and from work. Rush hour has expanded far past 60 minutes, and travel times are becoming increasingly unpredictable.
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  Cuellar: Laredo to Valley will be epicenter of oil production boom
LAREDO, May 27 - U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar says there is great excitement among Mexican elected officials and oil and gas executives about the opening up of their country’s energy industry to private competition.
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  Perryman: Tax Recovery
WACO, May 22 - Although the economy is finally almost back to where it stood before the recent recession by some measures, other indicators remain depressingly off.
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  Perryman: Entrepreneurial America
WACO, May 14 - Every year, hundreds of thousands of new businesses are launched across the United States, generating an important source of jobs and economic activity.
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  Perryman: Extending Economics
WACO, May 7 - Some of the most interesting and enlightening discoveries come where disciplines converge. Experts in one field who can see applications in other areas often give us new understanding of complex issues.
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  Governor's Office helping Mexican firms move to Weslaco
WESLACO, May 7 - Joey Treviño, Weslaco’s newest economic development director, hit the ground running just weeks into the job.
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  Acevedo: The Need for Data Based Leadership
TAOS, New Mexico, April 27 - I am always concerned when a supposedly informed leader of an organization makes proclamations that are data free and not substantiated by facts.
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  RSTEC mounts national marketing campaign to fight negative border coverage
BROWNSVILLE, April 25 - Rio South Texas Economic Council is speeding up a $200,000 national marketing campaign to counter what members say are negative stories about the border region in TIME and Texas Monthly.
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  Hinojosa: Eagle Ford Shale a game changer for South Texas
SAN ANTONIO, April 24 - Following his participation in the 3rd Annual Conference of the Eagle Ford Shale Consortium, state Sen. Juan Hinojosa issued a statement about the impact of oil and gas exploration and production in South Texas.
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  Patridge: McAllen-Daejeon connection can pay big dividends
McALLEN, April 21 - McAllen Economic Development Corporation believes the new ideas coming out of the KAIST research park in Daejeon can lead directly to good paying manufacturing jobs in the Rio Grande Valley.
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  Hinojosa: Reflecting on Richard Cortez's Speech on Valley's Economy
McALLEN, April 13 - The recent speech by former McAllen Mayor Richard Cortez sponsored by Futuro McAllen about the future of the Rio Grande Valley economy reinforces my belief that education is the best economic development tool we have.
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  Perryman: Job Recovery by Industry
WACO, April 17 - March total U.S. employment stood at 137.9 million employed, almost back to where we were in January 2008 (138.4 million).
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  Valley leaders grapple with The Triangle's dominance
MERCEDES, April 11 - An absorbing discussion took place this week among Rio Grande Valley economic development leaders on how to lure state incentive dollars from The Triangle to regions such as East, West, and South Texas.
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  Perryman: A Pebble of a Milestone
WACO, April 10 - It’s taken longer than six years, but the U.S. economy has finally passed a notable milestone: private-sector employment is now more than it was before the recent recession.
   
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Garcia: Edinburg, the epicenter of economic development in the Valley

Straus announces joint interim charge to study impact of Mexico's energy reforms

Perryman: Export-Import Bank

Perryman: Texas Oil Production

Perryman: Iraq and the Oil Market

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