In early 2020, COVID-19 plunged the economy into freefall, abruptly reversing a historic expansion. Although the sharp declines only persisted for about two months, almost 1.5 million jobs disappeared across Texas. The loss of income and financial security for...
McALLEN, Texas - A software development company is looking to expand into South Texas after discovering that many of the applicants looking to work for the company in Austin come from the Rio Grande Valley. McAllen Economic Development Corporation is...
WESLACO, Texas - The next leg in the Rio Grande Valley Partnership’s tour highlighting investment opportunities in the region focuses on Weslaco. Panel discussions with Weslaco leaders and a bus tour of the city will take place on Thursday, Dec....
The COVID-19 pandemic led to significant economic disruption, but the Texas economy continues to recover. Recently released October data indicate that the seasonally adjusted Texas unemployment rate continues to fall and now stands at 5.4%. Texas added 56,600 jobs...
MCALLEN, Texas - Seven former chairs of McAllen Chamber of Commerce have written to McAllen Mayor Javier Villalobos to express concern over the current leadership of the chamber's board of directors. In a joint letter, Dora Brown, Joe Brown, Bob...
BROWNSVILLE, Texas - Brownsville Mayor Trey Mendez says the State of Texas needs to make a stronger commitment to the space race, 2.0. If it does not it could get left behind by states like Florida, Colorado, and Alabama. Mendez first...
Thank you, Mr. Chairman. Good morning everyone. The McAllen Chamber board of directors named Blanca Cardenas as interim president and CEO. Ms. Cardenas has been with the Chamber for over 25 years and has most recently served as the organization’s...
After reading many comments in reference to happenings at our McAllen Chamber of Commerce, I felt the urge to write to you in hopes that you could reach out to the public and convey my message in hopes that...
PHARR, Texas - Colleagues like to brag on Pharr Bridge Director of Operations Fred Brouwen that he has been there from the beginning because he was operating the tolls when the first trucks crossed. But, Pharr Bridge Board Chairman Edgar...
McALLEN, Texas - The Rio Grande Guardian has published a number of letters from prominent business leaders in McAllen who are upset with the way Steve Ahlenius departed the McAllen Chamber of Commerce. The former president’s resignation letter was accepted...

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