22 Jul 2019

Washington, D.C. July 22, 2019- Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) released the following statement on Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) decision to construct temporary tent housing near the Laredo Port of Entry for the implementation of the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) program. On July 18, Congressman Cuellar hosted a meeting with the city of Laredo and DHS officials that all...

17 Jul 2019

MileOne International Business Assistance Center hosted the first panel of their six-part Women Entrepreneurs Rock! series Wednesday, July 17, 2019. The successful series kicked off with a presentation entitled "Let's Talk About Leadership" by Consul General Kathryn Flaschbart of the U.S Consulate General in Nuevo Laredo. The first installment included a presentation, Q&A session, ne...

15 Jul 2019

By Olivia Varela, Laredo EDC President & CEO. Economic Development seems to be at the tip of everyone's tongue these days. However, for all its popularity, the multitude of facets that make up this interesting buzzword still manages to elude many. The Laredo Economic Development Corporation, recently re branded from the former Laredo Development Foundation, has been in th...

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...

10 Jul 2019

The Laredo Economic Development Corporation hosted the 2019 Annual Summertime BBQ and General Membership Meeting sponsored by AEP Texas.Special guest was Kevin Feldt, Program Manager of Transportation Planning, North Central Texas Council of Governments who presented "Transportation,Technology and Innovation Opportunities" Kevin Feldt is a certified planner with over 25 years' experience...

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...