WACO, Texas - March total U.S. employment stood at 137.9 million employed, almost back to where we were in January 2008 (138.4 million). We have been adding jobs, but at a frustratingly slow overall pace. This week, I took a look...
McALLEN, RGV- The recent speech by former McAllen Mayor Richard Cortez sponsored by Futuro McAllen about the future of the Rio Grande Valley economy reinforces my belief that education is the best economic development tool we have. I applaud Cortez...
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...
WACO, Texas - It’s taken longer than six years, but the U.S. economy has finally passed a notable milestone: private-sector employment is now more than it was before the recent recession. The March 2014 estimate of total private employment from the...
MISSION, RGV - Coming to fruition after nearly two years of development, the City of Mission says its latest “success story” is open and ready for business. An initial $50,000 by the city’s Economic Development Corporation ended up turning into...
HARLINGEN, RGV - A veteran economic and industrial development leader in the Rio Grande Valley wants to see the new UTRGV medical school unite with the best healthcare facilities in Matamoros, Reynosa and Monterrey.

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