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The Texas-Mexico border is a key economic gateway to the United States. The region has grown significantly over the years with 97% employment growth between 1990 to 2019 (1.4 million new jobs). But it also has a critical role...
2020 proved to be an extremely difficult year for many people. Last year we saw the rise of a global pandemic that devasted economies and tossed everyday lives into turmoil. Simple tasks like going to school, going out with friends,...
BROWNSVILLE, Texas - As well as serving as deputy city manager for the City of Brownsville, Helen Ramirez is CEO and executive director of the Greater Brownsville Incentives Corporation. GBIC is the City of Brownsville’s Type A economic development corporation.  In...
McALLEN, Texas - The McAllen Economic Development Corporation hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the grand opening of the city’s much-anticipated Hammond Industrial Park.  Located at the intersection of Dicker Road and South 23rd St., the new facility measures 61,410...
MCALLEN, Texas - Keith Patridge, president of McAllen Economic Development Corporation, has praised one of his staff members for her role in bringing a new office and 300 jobs to the city. Janie Cavazos is vice president of business recruitment...
MCALLEN, Texas - On the campaign trail and at forums, McAllen mayoral candidate Michael Fallek has spoken a lot about the need to bring major investment into his city. However, in an exclusive, in-depth interview with the Rio Grande Guardian,...
LAREDO, Texas - U.S. Sen. John Cornyn and U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar have been urged to help get U.S.-Mexico international bridges re-opened to so-called “non-essential” travel. The calls came at a meeting the pair held at Texas A&M International University...
The latest stimulus comes with a price tag of $1.9 trillion, adding to the $4 trillion authorized last year. The final bill is a “mixed bag,” with numerous provisions crucial to sustaining the recovery but others less essential. Such...
WESLACO, Texas - Moving Mexican customs operations to the U.S. side of Progreso International Bridge will speed up the time it takes trucks to cross the bridge, thus creating a saving on distribution costs.  This is the view of Joaquin...
HARLINGEN, Texas - A real estate broker says Harlingen’s Valle Vista Mall is about to be revamped, with a move away from strictly retail business. Daniel Galvan, principal broker at Coldwell Banker Commercial - Rio Grande Valley, spoke about his...

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