SAN ANTONIO, Texas - Leaders of cities on both sides of the U.S.-Mexican border who gathered in San Antonio on Friday agreed that saving the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) would maintain the momentum of cross-border trade and economic...
LAREDO, Texas - The Texas-Mexico border region will continue to grow economically under NAFTA 2.0, says a top Mexican diplomat. Guillermo Malpica Soto is head of the Trade & NAFTA Office in Mexico’s Ministry of Economy. He is based in...
MCALLEN, RGV - Keith Patridge, president of McAllen Economic Development Corporation, and Ralph Garcia, MEDC’s vice president for international business recruitment, are currently on a trip to South Korea and Japan to secure more business for the Rio Grande...
LAREDO, Texas - Laredo Mayo Pete Saenz says border communities should be wary of the day when trucks carrying cargo through ports of entry are pre-cleared and post-cleared a hundred miles from an international bridge. Saenz said that with new...
It’s been 10 years since Lehman Brothers filed for bankruptcy, intensifying the financial crisis and deepening the Great Recession. The collapse of one of the world’s largest investment banks contributed to the loss of nearly $10 trillion in wealth in...
MCALLEN, RGV - Communities in the Rio Grande Valley are doing very well for sales tax revenues, as compared to other parts of the Texas-Mexico border and the state as a whole. The numbers are collated each month by the...
EDINBURG, RGV - A call for more concise information on the Rio Grande Valley’s strengths and weaknesses spurred an absorbing discussion on pooling economic development efforts at this week’s LIVE at Bob’s luncheon. The special guests were Mark Peterson, of...
EDINBURG, RGV - Mark Peterson made such a positive impact during his stint as Expert-in-Residence at Mission Economic Development Corporation’s Center for Education & Economic Development that some Rio Grande Valley entities retained his services. At the conclusion of the...
SAN ANTONIO, TX – The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce has announced the appointment of Rio Grande Valley native Ramiro Cavazos as its next president and CEO. USHCC is the largest Hispanic business organization in the country, representing over...
EDINBURG, RGV - Procter & Gamble alumni and entrepreneur Mark Peterson and Rio South Texas Economic Council executive director Matt Ruszczak are the Rio Grande Guardian’s guests for the next LIVE at Bob’s luncheon. The show is titled “X’s and...

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