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WESLACO, Texas - Economist Luis Torres of the Texas A&M Real Estate Center says the path to recovery for the Rio Grande Valley economy depends on COVID-19 outcomes. By way of an example, Torres...
BROWNSVILLE, Texas - Community leaders are in agreement: a titan of the Rio Grande Valley business community has passed away. Frederick William Rusteberg has died at the age of 74. He was the founding...
Since May 2018, it has been my great honor to service as chairman of the Brownsville Navigation District. During this period of time, port cargo statistics have demonstrated consistent growth, creating new opportunities for...
WESLACO, Texas - Texas’ economic rebound stalled in July, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. The bank says the resurgence of COVID-19 in July “appears to have reversed” economic gains in Texas...
HARLINGEN, Texas - Harlingen Economic Development Corporation has been working hard to help local businesses that are struggling to survive the economic downturn caused by COVID-19. The HEDC website’s resource page is treasure trove...
The last two (May and June) Texas jobs reports were encouraging, reflecting the fact that, as businesses began to reopen, what was essentially a sound economy before the pandemic responded relatively quickly.  However, even...
Over the past few weeks, the Trump administration has decided to close the door to engineers, executives, information technology experts, doctors, nurses and others who come to the United States on work visas.  It...
WESLACO, Texas - Research economist Luis B. Torres of the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University is special guest for a webinar hosted by the Rio Grande Valley Partnership on Thursday, July 30.
BROWNSVILLE, Texas - Brownsville Community Improvement Corporation is set to host the inaugural StartUp Texas Pitch Summit this Wednesday, July 8 via a livestream from the Brownsville Performing Arts Academy.  BCIC Executive Director Josh...
The COVID-19 pandemic continues. Following significant surges in many states, signals in late July (at least as I am writing) have been modestly encouraging, with case numbers beginning to level off and COVID-related emergency room visits trending...

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