12 Jul 2018

The Laredo Economic Development Corporation hosted the 2018 Summertime BBQ, Board of Directors and General Membership meeting. Special guest was Dr. Harold Hunt, Research Economist at the Texas A&M University’s Real Estate Center. His presentation was "An Economic Overview: Comparing Laredo to Other Texas Border Cities." Dr. Hunt is a native of Thibodaux, Louisiana, a small town...

29 Jun 2018

CWA - Expo Carga 2018 was a 3 day event held June 26-28, 2018 at the Centro Citibanamex Exhibition Center in Mexico City, Mexico. Expo Carga included participation of a large number of exhibitors from all around the world. The event displayed a wide range of products and services comprising over 300 booths, the exhibition held on self-guided vehicles, automated storage systems, hoists...

09 Jun 2018

The 4th Mexico Gas Summit was the premier two day oil and gas event in San Antonio, Texas June 7-8, 2018 that brought together internationally recognized industry speakers, investors, government officials, and C level executives from the energy, infrastructure, and transportation industries. The geographic scope for the event covered Mexico as a region with a strong focus on the opportun...

07 Jun 2018

Laredo Economic Development Corporation Executive Director Olivia Varela attended the Consultants Forum 25 "The Crossroads of America" June 4th-6th, 2018 in Indianapolis. Attendees had a chance to hear from and network with leading site consultants and industry experts, participating in a program of presentations, panels and round table discussions focused on the trends influenc...

17 May 2018

Recently the Laredo Community College hosted the 2018 LCC President's Community Leadership Award. This year’s recipients were Mr. Tony Arce Jr., Manager of External Affairs for AEP Texas in Laredo & Mr. Eduardo Garza Robles, Uni-Trade Group President for their altruistic efforts to improve and advance the welfare of our community. Laredo EDC congratulates Mr. Arce for this reco...

16 May 2018

May 15, 2018. Laredo Economic Development Corporation Industrial Tour presented information on new growth and expansions in North Laredo Industrial Parks and electric and water utility improvements and capacity information. During the presentation, LEDC president Tony Arce Jr presents Board of Directors member Rolando Ortiz with the “Mil Gracias” recognition for his assistance on the ...

16 May 2018

Laredo Morning Times- Mayor Pete Saenz participated as a panelist at the 2018 U.S. China Innovation and Investment Summit this week in Houston, where he was promoting the port of Laredo with the world leaders in international trade. The Laredo Economic Development Corporation also attended. The U.S. China Innovation and Investment Summit provide a unique opportunity for U.S-based tech...

08 May 2018

Yesterday morning, Mayor Pete Saenz, Tony Arce, Laredo EDC President, Olivia Varela, Laredo EDC Executive Director, along with Laredo Chamber of Commerce, TAMIU Small Business Development Center, and Laredo Community College Economic Development Center proclaimed National Economic Development Week in Laredo, Texas.  During the proclamation, local Economic Development partners came togeth...

05 May 2018

During the Annual B2B, Small Business Summit & Expo hosted by the Laredo Chamber of Commerce six small businesses and organizations were recognized with the 2018 Small Businesses of the Year Award. This year the awardees were: Kwik Copy Printing: Micro Business of the Year Great American Cookies: Small Business of the Year Laredo EDC MileOne Incubator: Influencer Award ...

26 Apr 2018

04/27/2018 01:29 PM Northfield, Ill., Apr. 26, 2018 – Medline today announced the opening of a 250,000-square foot manufacturing facility in the Killam Industrial Park in Laredo, Texas, expanding its Texas footprint to more than 1.5 million square feet of production and distribution space in the state. Local officials and many of the company’s new employees gathered earlier today ...