MCALLEN, Texas - Keith Patridge, president of McAllen Economic Development Corporation, has praised one of his staff members for her role in bringing a new office and 300 jobs to the city. Janie Cavazos is vice president of business recruitment...
Every industry has been impacted by the pandemic, though obviously to varying degrees. In construction, work substantially slowed in most segments in 2020, although housing (buoyed by historically low mortgage rates) was one relative bright spot. Many contractors faced...
MCALLEN, Texas - Three topics will be featured during an international trade webinar being hosted next Thursday by the McAllen Economic Development Corporation. The topics are: an update on how USMCA is working, the impact of COVID-19 on cross-border commerce,...
The pandemic created upheaval in multiple areas of Americans’ lives last year, including where they live and how they work. The overall volume of moves was down last year due to the complexity created by the virus, but the...
A year ago, when I transitioned from the public sector to banking, I was expecting to have a large learning curve but little did I realize the similarities between a community bank and an economic development corporation (EDC).  As a...
The Rio Grande Guardian is pleased to announce a tie-up with Ramiro Garza, president of Noble Development and president of RG Economic Advisors.  Each month, Ramiro is going to give his perspective on the economic trends in the Rio Grande...
One idea currently getting a lot of attention is increasing the minimum wage to $15 per hour. A wage floor is an artificial impediment to the smooth functioning of the labor market, but one with some justification. It’s complicated.  In...
MCALLEN, Texas - The Border Trade Alliance has congratulated President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris on their inauguration. BTA has served as a grassroots, non-profit organization since 1986. It provides a forum for discussion and advocacy on issues...
PHARR, Texas - Reflecting the increased market share the Pharr International Bridge has gained for the import of fruits and vegetables from Mexico, the city’s 92-acre Pharr Produce District is now almost full. When the park opened a few years...
HARLINGEN, Texas - American Airlines will commence nonstop Saturday flights between Chicago/O’Hare and Harlingen starting March 6, 2021. Marv Esterly, director of aviation at Valley International Airport in Harlingen, made the announcement. “Valley International Airport would like to thank American Airlines,...

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