A recent report by the U.S. Census Bureau indicates that, from April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2013, five of the ten fastest-growing cities of 100,000 or more population in the nation were right here in Texas. The Lone...
We recently witnessed a historic moment in the world of finance; the NASDAQ closed at above 5,000 for the first time in almost 15 years. Beginning in the mid-1990s the index rose dramatically, peaking in March 2000 at 5,132, a...
With 95 percent of the world’s consumers living beyond America’s borders — accounting for 80 percent of the world’s purchasing power — establishing stronger trade ties is an important tool to help our economy grow. Through trade and immigration, the...
EDINBURG, RGV - With all the major development taking place in Edinburg, the city can easily be one of the Top Ten metropolitan areas of the United States, according to Mayor Richard Garcia. Having just broken ground on the city's...
The gender pay gap has been a topic of research and debate for decades. Although the Equal Pay Act of 1963 made it illegal to discriminate against women in the payment of wages, differences persist. A recent Oscar acceptance speech...
EDINBURG, RGV - The City of Edinburg is already reaping the benefits from a future medical school before it even opens, according to city leaders. From record numbers of building permits to fielding questions from interested parties regarding development in...
While small businesses are very important job generators, more than half of Americans are working in large enterprises. The tendency toward large or small size firms varies markedly by industry as well as geography. Average pay per employee is also...
Finally, it feels like real progress on the jobs front. National nonfarm payroll employment was up 257,000 in January, and the unemployment rate is holding steady at about 5.7 percent (down from about 8.0 percent two years ago). The prior...
For many years, every nuance of each utterance of anyone in a position of power within the Federal Reserve System (Fed) has been analyzed and dissected to try to anticipate the course of monetary policy. Markets move and pundits pontificate...
EDINBURG, RGV - Edinburg City Manager Ramiro Garza has been appointed chairman of the Rio South Texas Economic Council for 2015. The rest of the leadership team comprises Rebeca Castillo, of Brownsville Community Improvement Corp., as vice chair, Pete Gonzalez,...

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