MCALLEN, RGV - Developer Javier Aldape, managing partner of Acre Construction, was pretty clear what he wanted to do with some prime real estate he bought on the north frontage of Expressway 83 in McAllen. “We wanted to do a...
BROWNSVILLE, RGV - Mario Lozoya, governmental relations and external affairs director for Toyota Corporation in San Antonio, is joining the Greater Brownsville Incentives Corporation as the group’s new executive director. Lozoya was born in Rio Bravo, Tamaulipas, and raised in...
EDINBURG, RGV - Rio Grande Valley Partnership President and CEO Sergio Contreras has unveiled his group’s latest Economic Snapshot of the Rio Grande Valley publication. Contreras said the 84-page booklet was “hot off the presses” when he handed copies out...
General Electric (GE) was recently eliminated from the Dow Jones Industrial Average (or simply “the Dow”), after more than a century as part of the index. GE was one of the 12 original stocks included in the index when it...
MCALLEN, RGV - The Border Trade Alliance has joined 50 other trade groups, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and 222 state and local chambers of commerce in urging Congress to approve or reject any new tariffs the president imposes...
MCALLEN, RGV - Cameron and Hidalgo counties experienced an increase in sales tax revenues of at least five percent for the first half of 2018. Matt Ruszczak, executive director of Rio South Texas Economic Council (RSTEC), analyzes the sales tax...
By almost any of the usual measures, the job market is better than it has been in decades. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the U.S. seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in May 2018 was 3.8 percent, the...
MISSION, RGV - U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar says the new tariffs U.S. imposed will harm relations with our closest trading partners. While renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement is underway, last week President Donald Trump announced 232 new...
MCALLEN, RGV - The importance of the Rio Grande Valley Partnership’s next Legislative Tour, which is slated for late January 2019, is becoming more important with every passing week. At a luncheon this week, McAllen Chamber of Commerce Chairman Edward...
MCALLEN, RGV - South Texas Manufacturers Association will soon be looking for a new executive director. At the group’s May luncheon at the McAllen Country Club, longtime executive director Mike Willis said he would be stepping down once a replacement...

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