MCALLEN, RGV - What is McAllen’s message going to be if the Department of Homeland Security or the U.S. Military closes one the city’s two international bridges due to the arrival of a caravan of migrants? That was the question...
After about 14 months of analysis, Amazon made a decision on its second corporate headquarters (HQ2), and it isn’t Texas. Many lists of likely locations put Texas at or near the top, but at the end of the day, Amazon...
WESLACO, RGV - The chances of the Rio Grande Valley landing a major European manufacturing company have just improved considerably. This is the view of leaders with the Rio South Texas Economic Council, an economic development and marketing group that...
Wages and salaries are finally beginning to rise in a meaningful way.  The rate of growth is at levels not seen in about a decade, when the effects of the Great Recession began to ripple through the economy. For the year...
Recent rhetoric and threats have added additional fuel to the already simmering trade war between the United States and China. Stock markets and business leaders around the globe respond immediately and significantly to the ebb and flow of the situation,...
One of the core promises that swept President Donald Trump into office was that he would renegotiate better deals for the United States with our traditional trading partners. With the announcement of a new trade pact among the United States,...
MCALLEN, RGV - The vacancy rate in the McAllen metro market has shrunk to a record low of 2.8 percent, CBRE reports. Following a soft previous quarter, CBRE says, “the third quarter of 2018 returned to positive absorption territory and...
MCALLEN, RGV - McAllen Economic Development Corporation believes the new USMCA free trade agreement provides a great opportunity for McAllen and Reynosa to attract new manufacturing companies. MEDC has created a new advertisement that says as much. The optimism is...
MCALLEN, RGV - McAllen Economic Development Corporation has created a new position within its ranks - director of business intelligence and development. Justin Tudor has been hired to fill this role, MEDC President Keith Patridge announced, at a recent board...
EDINBURG, RGV - Michael Williamson, Edinburg market president for PlainsCapital Bank, is one of our special guests as we look at the health of the region’s banking sector with economist Salvador Contreras. Contreras is associate professor of economics at the...

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