When I decided on this topic, President Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping had evidently reached an agreement in principle to ratchet down the tensions between the U.S. and China and work toward solving trade-related problems. Fears of a full-out...
EDINBURG, RGV - The next LIVE at Bob’s show, on Tuesday, Dec. 11, features Jordana Barton, a senior advisor at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas’ San Antonio branch. Barton will discuss how digital inclusion leads to upward mobility for...
MCALLEN, RGV - What a difference a year makes. This time last year, economic analysts were wondering if the Rio Grande Valley could climb to zero for year-on-year sales tax revenues. This year, the question is can the region...
MISSION, RGV - Alex Meade, CEO of the Mission Economic Development Corporation and the Mission Economic Development Authority, resigned Thursday at a special meeting of the boards.  Daniel Silva, MEDC’s current chief operating officer, will take over as the new...
The U.S. economy is well positioned for long-term growth. Future prosperity will depend on the ability of individuals, businesses, and communities to adapt to change, which is likely to occur at an accelerating pace.  Let’s take a brief look at...
MCALLEN, RGV - U.S. import tariffs on certain Chinese products along with the new USMCA free trade agreement are making the U.S.-Mexico border region attractive for Chinese manufacturing companies. That was the message given by McAllen Economic Development Corporation (MEDC)...
LAREDO, Texas - The Eagle Ford Consortium recently recognized Blas Castañeda for his many years of service. Laredo native Castañeda is a founding member of the consortium. He helped the group establish partnerships with seven colleges in order for the...
The “yield curve” has recently been receiving some attention because it can be a harbinger of economic downturns and has long been analyzed as a tool for predicting recessions.  However, I don’t currently see it as a major cause for...
In the November 15, 2018 edition of the Rio Grande Guardian, M. Ray Perryman laments Amazon’s final decision to locate its HQ2 in New York City and northern Virginia rather than in Texas.  Missing out on new job creation –...
MCALLEN, RGV - The head of industry training at South Texas College has given credit to Matt Ruszczak and Rio South Texas Economic Council for first suggesting a youth apprenticeship program for the Rio Grande Valley. Carlos Margo, associate dean...

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