MCALLEN, Texas - The new mayor of McAllen, Javier Villalobos, and his city commission colleagues are to be invited to visit state-of-the-art manufacturing plants currently operating in McAllen and Reynosa. The tour is being organized by McAllen Economic Development Corporation....
Calm down! Recent inflation reports have caused alarm and, frankly, overreaction. The overall Consumer Price Index increased again in May, bringing the rate over the last 12 months to 5.0%. It was the largest 12-month increase since a 5.4%...
McALLEN, Texas - The Rio Grande Valley economy, as measured by sales tax revenues, went “absolutely” bonkers” in March, says Matt Ruszczak, executive director of Rio South Texas Economic Council. While the figures for the state of Texas as a...
The Rio Grande Valley’s brain drain can be halted with projects such as the eBridge Center for Business and Commercialization. That is the view of Josh Mejia, executive director of Brownsville Community Improvement Corporation. In an exclusive Zoom interview with...
The recent legislative session will not soon be forgotten. The focus was perpetually on anything but initiatives required to move Texas forward. Some high profile measures stalled but will no doubt resurface; others passed. Whether it was making voting more...
WESLACO, Texas - The new executive director of Economic Development Corporation of Weslaco has announced his top three goals to ensure economic success for the city.  Steven M. Valdez (pictured above) said community wealth and prosperity is the overarching mission....
With COVID-19 cases continuing to fall and vaccination rates rising, things are beginning to feel a bit more normal. The economy is growing, and the outlook remains positive as the health crisis abates. Here’s a quick look at current...
MISSION, Texas - A groundbreaking ceremony was held recently in Mission by a home builder named for the founder of the Killam Companies. Oliver Winfield Killam has a storied history in South Texas, having developed the first commercial oil well...
AUSTIN, Texas - Ruth Hughs is having to give up her role as Border Commerce Coordinator for Texas because she is resigning as Secretary of State. The Texas Tribune reported Friday that Hughs is tendering her resignation as Secretary of...
MCALLEN, Texas - The City of McAllen is getting $43 million from the federal government for stimulus funding and Mayor Jim Darling believes a big chunk of it should to go towards economic development. Darling says the focus should be...

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