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...
Even as full employment and difficulties finding workers are challenging businesses across the country, researchers are describing scenarios in which a third of U.S. jobs could go away by 2030 due to automation and artificial intelligence (AI). Global consulting firm...
MCALLEN, RGV – If Reynosa and Matamoros are included, the South Texas-Northern Tamaulipas border region has more than 200,000 workers in the manufacturing sector. But, if Tamaulipas is excluded and the focus is only the Rio Grande Valley the number...
Top U.S., Canadian and Mexican trade officials were once again at the negotiating table last week in Washington in hopes of hammering out a new deal on the North American Free Trade Agreement. In light of today's contentious trade climate...
MCALLEN, RGV - Rio Financial Services, Inc., the parent company of Rio Bank, is purchasing Elsa State Bank & Trust Company, bank officials have confirmed. Both are local banks. Rio Bank has eight locations in Hidalgo and Cameron counties and...
EDINBURG, RGV - First Hartford Realty wants to sit down with Hidalgo County Commissioners to discuss the possibility of building a new county courthouse next to another of its major developments, The Shoppes at Rio Grande Valley. The group’s president,...

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