WACO, Texas - Texas recently extended the streak of consecutive months with employment growth to 46. Over the past year alone (July 2013 to July 2014), the state added 396,200 new positions, with growth across all major industrial sectors. The...
McALLEN, RGV - At their board meeting on Wednesday evening, the directors of Workforce Solutions selected Francisco “Frank” Almaraz as the group’s chief executive officer. Almaraz, aged 59, was born and raised in McAllen. He is a certified public accountant...
WACO, Texas - Mexico and Canada (and a lot of other countries) have unemployment rates below that of the United States. Unemployment is high and still rising in much of Europe. While there are many reasons for differences among nations,...
EDINBURG, RGV - Peter Holt, the owner of the San Antonio Spurs, says negative coverage in the media and negative comments by politicians about the Rio Grande Valley Is hurting the economy and relations with Mexico. Holt was in Edinburg...
WACO, Texas - The national economy continues to improve. Although there is still much uncertainty which is curtailing economic performance, there have been notable indications the economy has regained some momentum and should gain ground through the rest of...
WACO, Texas- National employment growth once again topped the 200,000 level in July, putting together the longest string of monthly gains of that magnitude since the late 1990s. The latest U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data shows an increase of...
MISSION, RGV - The number of Winter Texans visiting the Rio Grande Valley has dropped alarmingly, a UT-Pan American study has found. In four years, the number of “snowbirds” that make the region their winter home has dropped from 144,000 to...
WACO, Texas - The most important key to success in economic development is to create an environment where companies want to locate. This task is achieved through a favorable tax and regulatory climate, a fair and predictable judicial system, excellent education...
McALLEN, RGV - The Rio Grande Valley is missing out on a golden opportunity to interact with dozens of members of Congress that are visiting the region to see first-hand the immigration of Central American children. This is the view of...
EDINBURG, RGV - EDC Executive Director Gus Garcia gave an absorbing overview of all the growth happening in his city and concluded that Edinburg is going to be at the epicenter of economic development in the Rio Grande Valley. Garcia listed...

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