WACO, Texas - Although the economy is finally almost back to where it stood before the recent recession by some measures, other indicators remain depressingly off. Job gains have been spotty, both in terms of industry and geography. Some states are...
WACO, Texas - Every year, hundreds of thousands of new businesses are launched across the United States, generating an important source of jobs and economic activity. While many of these don’t survive, the constant introduction of new firms, new ideas, and...
WACO, Texas - Some of the most interesting and enlightening discoveries come where disciplines converge. Experts in one field who can see applications in other areas often give us new understanding of complex issues. The work of Dr. Gary S. Becker...
WESLACO, RGV - Joey Treviño, Weslaco’s newest economic development director, hit the ground running just weeks into the job. Gov. Rick Perry invited 15 communities in Texas to meet 50 Mexican businesses that had expressed an interest in relocating to Texas. Only...
BROWNSVILLE, RGV - Game changer, transformational, monumental, landmark, were some of the words used to describe Monday’s announcement that Space Exploration Technologies is to build a commercial rocket launching facility on Boca Chica beach near Brownsville. SpaceX is expected to create...
EDINBURG, RGV - Edinburg and Mission are among the Rio Grande Valley cities to show increased building permit activity in the first quarter of 2014, according to the Valley Construction Report. The report is issued by the Rio Grande Valley Partnership,...
TAOS, New Mexico, April 27 - I am always concerned when a supposedly informed leader of an organization makes proclamations that are data free and not substantiated by facts. In research such statements are referred to as anecdotal and dismissed...
BROWNSVILLE, RGV - Rio South Texas Economic Council is speeding up a $200,000 national marketing campaign to counter what members say are negative stories about the border region in TIME and Texas Monthly. Meeting at Brownsville City Hall on Thursday, RSTEC...
SAN ANTONIO, Texas - Following his participation in the 3rd Annual Conference of the Eagle Ford Shale Consortium, state Sen. Juan Hinojosa issued a statement about the impact of oil and gas exploration and production in South Texas. Here is the...
McALLEN, RGV - McAllen Economic Development Corporation believes the new ideas coming out of the KAIST research park in Daejeon can lead directly to good paying manufacturing jobs in the Rio Grande Valley. McAllen EDC leaders have just returned from a...

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