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Guidelines and Criteria Governing

Tax Abatements by the City of Laredo

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Retail Business

Laredo boasts the #1 Wal-Mart in the nation based on sales per sq. ft.  Recently, HEB Plus, Hobby Lobby, a 2nd Best Buy, a 2nd Academy Store, TJ Maxx, 3 Walgreens, and a CVC have recently opened up.

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Economic Indicators

Port of Laredo Facts.

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An abundant, productive and bilingual work force makes Laredo an outstanding business or industrial location.  With a 2016 estimated population of 257,156 the Laredo MSA is one of the fastest growing in the U.S.

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International Trade

The Port of Laredo is the number 1 inland port along the US-Mexico border crossing over $214.7 billion in imports and exports in 2017.  With IH-35 bisecting the city, all the industrial parks and logistical centers are within 5 miles.

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Laredo Economic Development Corporation

Monthly Newsletter

This newsletter was designed by our visionary leadership, our integrity and contributions towards economic development and the vitality of Los Dos Laredos and the Webb County region.

2019 Pathways for Trade Symposium

Join us at the 2019 Pathways for Trade Symposium themed “Adaptive  Global Trade: New Rules, Technology, and E-Commerce” on September 10-11 at Texas A&M International University. 


The company’s commitment to the betterment of the community.

Efforts above and beyond the normal scope of job and performance services requires by the company.

We congratulate Texas Community Bank for their contribution to the development efforts of our region and for being named Laredo EDC’s Employer of the Month. 


The International Business Assistance Center (IBAC) will  promote entrepreneurship and international trade for the Laredo and Webb County South Texas region, encourage FDI by facilitating  the process of establishing a business in the U.S., and assist U.S. companies who want to expand their business services into Mexico.

LEDC’s MileOne IBAC opened December 13, 2017.  Click on the MileOne icon above to read more about this exciting program

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Proudly Helping the Economy

As a private sector non-profit organization, we need for you, the private sector, to stay engaged in the process of economic development by supporting the work that this Foundation undertakes.  LEDC serves as the primary private-sector point of contact providing assistance to new and expanding business prospects.  We promote and market Laredo, Webb County and our sister city of Nuevo Laredo as a dynamic region for global trade and market opportunities for targeted industries.  The LEDC provides community data and economic indicators for business prospects and investors, site selection services, assistance with and screening for incentives from the City, County, and State, and research information requested by clients.

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