There are more job openings in the United States than there have ever been before: more than seven million of them. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has been tracking job openings since December 2000, and the number has never...
MCALLEN, RGV - McAllen Economic Development Corporation President Keith Patridge says a recent trade mission to Japan and South Korea was highly successful. He said that during an economic summit there was great interest shown by Asian companies in locating...
MCALLEN, RGV - Sometimes, when a major manufacturer moves its operations, its suppliers feel the need to move with them. That was the case with London, Ontario-based Priority Tooling Solutions. The company, which manufactures high-quality precision plastic injection molds, moved...
BROWNSVILLE, RGV - Border cities need to prepare for the new free trade agreement, USMCA, especially on the fields of technology, said an economist at a forum hosted by Texas Southmost College. The program was titled: USMCA Forum: The Impact...
For the first time since the onset of the Great Recession, the United States has topped the World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness rankings. The U.S. scored 85.6 of a possible 100, followed by Singapore (83.5), Germany (82.8), Switzerland (82.6), Japan (82.5),...
PHARR, RGV - Hidalgo County had a great month for retail sales in August, new statistics from the Texas Comptroller’s Office show.  The sales tax revenues generated from retail sales across the county were up 11.2 percent in August, compared...
RIO GRANDE CITY, RGV - It’s a sign of just how much the Starr County economy has grown when its economic development leaders can be blasé about an investment of $50 million. But, to some extent that is happening. Investments...
PHARR, RGV - Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller and Pharr Bridge Director Luis Bazan have welcomed the USMCA trade deal that builds on the North American Free Trade Agreement. Miller and Bazan spoke about the agreement reached between the United...
EDINBURG, RGV - Internships and Apprenticeships will be the subject under discussion at the Rio Grande Guardian’s next LIVE at Bob’s luncheon. The event takes place at Bob’s Steak & Chop House in Edinburg on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018, from...
It’s been thirteen months, nine official rounds of negotiations, countless side meetings, and a brief period where Canada’s participation appeared precarious, but this past Sunday night, the U.S., Mexican, and Canadian negotiators finally announced a new regional trade agreement. The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement...

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