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,...
HARLINGEN, RGV - Hidalgo and Cameron counties are forecast to be the fastest growing counties between 2015 and 2019, according to a soon-to-be-published report. The report, which focuses on the economic vitality of South Texas, including the Rio Grande Valley,...
HARLINGEN, RGV - While SpaceX has grabbed all the headlines over the past couple of years, the Rio Grande Valley’s involvement in the aerospace industry goes back decades thanks to the less well-known United Launch Alliance. On Friday, in his...
Without a doubt, the downturn in oil prices is affecting not only Texas economic performance, but also that of the state’s metropolitan areas. Larger negative effects are being felt in areas with a greater oil and gas industry presence, whether...
McALLEN, RGV - Rio Grande Valley business and economic development leaders have started to push back against U.S. Rep. Michael McCaul’s plans to add more border walls and mount Afghanistan-type operation command centers in the region. Among the first to...
BROWNSVILLE, RGV - United Brownsville has announced that the U.S. assistant secretary of commerce for economic development will be in its city on Thursday. Jay Williams will participate in a roundtable discussion with United Brownsville Executive Director Mike Gonzalez and...
What a difference a few months makes. Just six months ago, oil prices were trending above $100 per barrel. Only a couple of months ago, they were around $80. As I am writing, they are below $50. This situation is...
REYNOSA, Mexico - First the president of INDEX Reynosa gave a presentation about the year ahead for the maquiladora industry in Reynosa and now he plans to do the same in the Rio Grande Valley. INDEX President Alejandro 'Alex' Avila...
REYNOSA, Mexico - Security concerns surrounding Reynosa’s huge maquila plants have eased to such an extent that potential manufacturers no longer ask if there is a risk, says the president of INDEX Reynosa. Alejandro 'Alex' Avila spoke to reporters about...

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