05 Mar 2020

The Education Committee of the Laredo Chamber of Commerce will be handing out scholarships to three enterprising high schoolers once again this year.  Humberto "Tito" Gonzalez, Jr., P.E. M.B.A., chairman of the committee, announced today that the group is once again launching the Spirit of Laredo video competition where students from local high schools, public and private, can vie fo...

28 Feb 2020

The Laredo College Associate Degree in nursing program was named No. 1 in Texas out of 125 programs by NursingProcess.org for a third consecutive year as announced during a LC press conference on Tuesday.LC also states that NursingProcess.org said that LC excelled in its mission to provide aspiring nurses with different options to complete their associate degree. RNCareers.org and Regist...

27 Feb 2020

Laredo, Texas- In a formal swearing-in ceremony, Mr. Randy Howe was instated as the New Director of Customs and Border Protection, Laredo Field Office by Deputy Executive Assistant Commissioner John Wagner from the CBP Headquarters in Washington, D.C. The CBP Laredo Field Office publicly announced Mr. Randy Howe as DFO in late January 2020. Randy J. Howe is a member of the Senior Executi...

21 Feb 2020

Laredo, TX-The Texas House Transportation Committee and the Texas House International Relations and Economic Development Committee held a joint hearing on Friday, February 21, 2020, at the Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) Student Center. The committee heard testimony from trade and international relations experts from Laredo and across the region....

20 Feb 2020

U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (TX) is pictured next to City of Laredo Mayor Pete Saenz at the Laredo International Airport on Thursday February 20, 2020.
Senator Cruz met with U.S. Border Patrol as well as international trade stakeholders and local officials to discuss trade from the USMCA Agreement. 

12 Feb 2020

February 12- Partnering with FORUM Commercial Real Estate, Majestic Realty Co., Pinnacle Industry Center, Khaledi Industrial Park, Compass Real Estate Investments and Secretaria de Desarrollo Economico de Nuevo Laredo, the Laredo Economic Development Corporation promoted the Laredo Region to the manufacturing industry at the Expo Manufactura 2020 at the CINTERMEX Convention Center in Mon...

31 Jan 2020

City Mayor Pete Saenz delivered the State of the City address Thursday, January 30th at the Sames Auto Arena. Before Mayor's speech, a video played that touted Laredo's port, livability, and decreasing crime rates. Laredo's median household income has increased 20% over the last five years, from $39,408 in 2014 to $47,478 in 2019, Mayor Pete Saenz announced Thursday at his annual St...

28 Jan 2020

January 27- Laredo EDC Vice President of International Business Recruitment and Cesar G. Hernandez, MileOne International Business Assistance Center Program Director attended theArizona Association for Economic Development (AAED) "Basic Economic Development Course" in Phoenix, Az. January 27-30, 2019. The AAED course curriculum included: Business Retention and ExpansionStrategic Pl...

24 Jan 2020

Students and alumni of Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) have over a million reasons to celebrate their TAMIU degree.  Researchers with Georgetown University's  Center on Education and the Workforce (CEW) McCourt School of Public Policy have ranked TAMIU's Return on Investment (ROI) at 16th, among the highest in the nation -- with graduates projected to earn $1,006,000 more ...

23 Jan 2020

The Laredo EDC Board of Directors has selected Tony Arce, Jr. as Chairman of the Board for 2020 which will mark his fourth concurrent year.As Manager of External Affairs for AEP Texas in Laredo, Tony facilitates electric service projects, communications and economic development objectives with city and county governments including Laredo, Zapata, Freer, Hebbronville, Falfurrias, and Enci...