11 Jul 2019

Over the three-week challenge, MileOne was the epicenter of tech and innovation in Laredo, a beehive buzzing with ideas and creative energy. The starting line was the Panel & Discussion event on May 21st. It brought together trade industry giants to discuss what their industry was missing, all under MileOne's roof. The star panel featured Ermilo Richer (Richer & Co.), Mario Palos...

11 Jul 2019

June 10-12, 2019- Olivia Varela, Laredo EDC President & CEO and Joseph Mendiola, VP of Business Attraction & Retention, attended the Select USA Investment Summit in Washington, D.C. to promote Port Laredo and recruit business investments for our region.Speakers at the conference portion of the summit though B2B meetings included Wilbur Ross, Ben Carson, Ivanka Trump and private c...

13 Jun 2019

LAREDO COLLEGE TO OFFER BACHELORS DEGREES- The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission, an accreditation entity, approved the college's application to become a Level 2 institution, which can award bachelor's degrees, on June 13. The Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing will be the college's first bachelor offered, and it will start its first cohort this fall. The...

11 Jun 2019

The Commercial Customs Operations Advisory Committee (COAC) held its quarterly meeting on Thursday, May 30, 2019, in Laredo, Texas at the Laredo College with a town hall discussion on efforts to facilitate trade in an evolving environment, intelligent enforcement, next generation facilitation, secure trade lanes, rapid response and public comments. The meeting had the partic...

05 Jun 2019

Blue Duck Scooters launched with 200 available scooters for Laredoans to use as a transportation option around the city.   This is the first company to partner with the City of Laredo under a six-month pilot program that the City Council approved in February. During the Blue Duck's launch Wednesday, June 5 at MileOne IBAC City of Laredo Mayor Pete Saenz said this was a big day in Lar...

04 Jun 2019

During the U.S. China Innovation and Investment Summit in Houston, Texas Mr. Long Gao, Principal Partner, hosted a dinner  recognizing Olivia Varela, Laredo EDC President & CEO, and Andrew Carranco, Managing Partner, in celebration of the World Free Trade Plaza of America in Laredo.   With theFederal designation of the project site as a Free Trade zone, a signi...

04 Jun 2019

STCAR, a Commercial Information Exchange (CIE) association of realtors hosted their first Annual  Summit  at Brooks Base in San Antonio in June 4, 2109.This first Annual Summit brought presenters from economic development organizations throughout south Texas;  EDC's from San Antonio, Corpus Christi, Harlingen, and Port of Brownsville joined the Laredo Economic Development Corp. in highli...

31 May 2019

May 31, 2019- MileOne International Business Assistance Center hosted a celebration for their first Incubator Graduate, Sara Ortiz. Sara Ortiz is an HVAC and Refrigeration consultant who partners with Contractors, wholesalers, and homeowners to grow their personal and professional services. After spending nearly a decade working in service and retail for her father's service company and ...

21 May 2019

Ken Roberts - Contributor The Port of Los Angeles is no longer the nation's leading port, further evidence that the U.S.-China trade war is scrambling the deck chairs of U.S. trade. Laredo, a city of 260,000 hard on the U.S.-Mexico border, is. In the month of March, the latest U.S. Census Bureau data available, Port Laredo's trade was $20.09 billion while trade through the ...

17 May 2019

May 16-17, 2019- The U.S.-China Innovation and Investment Summit (UCIS) provides a unique opportunity for U.S. based technology companies to connect with investors, strategic partners, leading incubators/accelerators, and professional services firms from China.  This is a platform for companies to leverage significant resources from China to accelerate their growth and to expand their ma...