This past year has been a wild ride – full of peaks and valleys, with good news, bad news, and not a lot of calm and predictable in between. Let’s take a quick look back at 2022 and its...
PHARR, Texas - The Pharr International Bridge has seen a growth of five percent in business during the calendar year 2022. In an exclusive end-of-year video interview with the Rio Grande Guardian International News Service, Pharr Bridge Director Luis Bazan...
RIO GRANDE CITY, Texas – The Rio Grande City Economic Development Corporation and Rio Grande Valley Partnership recently co-hosted the Rio Grande City EDC Commercial & Investment Tour at UTRGV Starr Campus. Rose Benavidez, president of Starr County Industrial Foundation,...
MCALLEN, Texas - Rio Grande Valley native Julian Alvarez, the retiring representative for labor on the Texas Workforce Commission, is joining Lone Star National Bank as senior vice president. Alvarez made his announcement at a reception held in his honor...
COMBES, Texas - Combes Mayor Marco Sanchez believes there is enough traffic being generated at the intersection of I-69 East and FM 508 to attract major development along the Expressway. “I am pleased to say the traffic count numbers are...
Despite incessant headwinds, the Texas economy has been performing quite well, regaining ground lost during the COVID-19 shutdowns and then some. In fact, the increase in Texas jobs between February 2020 (just before the pandemic) and October 2022 represents...
SAN ANTONIO, Texas – United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce executive C. LeRoy Cavazos-Reyna is returning to San Antonio to lead a new consulting firm. Cavazos-Reyna, a Rio Grande Valley native and vice chairman of the Texas Border Coalition, says...
EDINBURG, Texas - Edinburg Mayor Ramiro Garza says the big Pendulum Development/De Lucio USA trailer assembly project can be the spark for creating a manufacturing hub alongside I-69 Central/Expressway 281 in the north of the city. Under the De Lucio-Pendulum...
MCALLEN, Texas - The new CEO of McAllen Chamber of Commerce has given a presentation on his vision for the group. Josh Mejia was appointed president and CEO of the McAllen Chamber in the summer. He recently spoke in depth...
MCALLEN, Texas - Matt Ruszczak has left the Council for South Texas Economic Progress, otherwise known as COSTEP. He has been vice president of economic development for COSTEP for the past 18 months. Before that he served as executive director...

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