WACO, Texas - The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a Clean Power Plan proposal aimed at cutting carbon emissions from the nation’s power plants. Reaction to the proposed rule has been all over the map (as expected). Much of the heated...
As a child, Sherrill Lester played on the floor of her father’s machine shop. She got used to the sounds and smells of metal work and eventually launched her own career in the steel industry. Today, she is president of...
BROWNSVILLE, RGV - A former Brownsville city commissioner and aide to U.S. Rep. Filemon Vela is to play a big part in bringing a $1.6 billion high-tech steel mill to the Rio Grande Valley. Deborah Portillo has been named executive...
REYNOSA, Tamaulipas - There was a seven percent increase in investment and 6,000 additional jobs added by maquila firms in Reynosa in 2015 and the prospects for 2016 are just as good. This is the view of Alejandro ‘Alex’ Avila,...
The oil surge ended in 2015, and the Texas economy felt the effects. Through November, 133,100 jobs were added to reach a total of 11.9 million nonfarm employees in the state. While the economy is creating jobs, this is well...
WESLACO, Texas - The owner of Weslaco-based Kapal Industries, was faced with a challenge when the coronavirus struck - a key supplier in Mexico had been forced to close. Displaying his renowned entrepreneurial skills, Irineo Capetillo decided to make the...
EDINBURG, RGV - Former Edinburg city manager and economic development corporation executive director Ramiro Garza says he is now in a position to help other Rio Grande Valley cities achieve the same success as Edinburg. During Garza’s time as EDC...
The Rio Grande Guardian is running a four-part series titled Connecting the RGV to Europe. This is Part One and it features Charlotte Nytoft from Denmark. Nytoft is founder and owner of CNR Consulting. She also serves as Transatlantic Business & Investment...
MERCEDES, RGV - An absorbing discussion took place this week among Rio Grande Valley economic development leaders on how to lure state incentive dollars from The Triangle to regions such as East, West, and South Texas. The three points of The...
AUSTIN, Texas - State Rep. Rafael Anchia, chairman of the Texas House Committee on International Relations and Economic Development, and 55 of his Texas House colleagues oppose tariffs on Mexican imports. In a letter sent to U.S. Trade Representative Robert...

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