31 Oct 2018

October 31- Union Pacific Foundation Board presented the Community Spaces Grant of $5,000 to the MileOne International Business Assistance Center. Union Pacific has a long-standing commitment to improving the quality of life in the communities they serve and where their employees live and work.  Their vision is that UP employees will take pride in their company's civic leadership and ...

23 Oct 2018

Lisa Baertlein (Reuters) - Railroad operator Union Pacific Corp (UNP.N) said on Tuesday it would cut 475 jobs in the fourth quarter and signaled more workforce reductions to come as it seeks to boost profitability by the end of 2020. Union Pacific, which connects 23 states in the western two-thirds of the United States, in April warned it was unlikely to achieve its profitability targ...

17 Oct 2018

Laredo EDC CEO and President Olivia Varela attended The 2018 Annual Conference hosted by the Texas Economic Development Council in downtown Fort Worth, Texas, this year the theme was E-Commerce, Technology, and Innovation: The Future of Business. The two and one-half day event featured numerous keynote presentations, breakout sessions, and peer-to-peer discussions on economic developm...

11 Oct 2018

Laredo EDC was honored to host representatives from Haiti and the Dominican Republic through the World Affairs Council of South Texas. Laredo EDC worked in conjunction with The Department of State, Laredo Chamber of Commerce and Texas A&M International University for this project to strengthen economic cooperation and commercial data exchange, examine U.S. border commerce and mech...

05 Oct 2018

October 5- International Bank of Commerce and AEP Texas each donated $5,000 to the Laredo EDC as Platinum Sponsors for the Boots and Bling Gala, during which Laredo EDC will present its Economic Development Industry Awards (EDI). The 2018 EDI recipients include Laredo Medical Center and Doctors Hospital of Laredo (Health/Medical), Sanchez Oil and Gas Corporation (Oil and Gas), Super...

26 Sep 2018

September 26-28, NASCO held its Annual Continental Reunion in Vancouver, B.C. Canada. This year's Continental Reunion highlighted the North American State of Trade, Innovative Infrastructure, Next Generation Mobility, Freight Movement - Gaps, Trends & Opportunities and the current renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Joseph Mendiola, LaredoEDC Vice Pre...

25 Sep 2018

MileOne International Business Assistance Center hosted the Fifth Startup Series of "Women Entrepreneurs Rock".  People had the chance to participate in the Business Plan Workshop Series Part (1 and 2/3): Financing Your Business by Norma Rodriguez and Tina Rodriguez from the TAMIU Small Business Development Center.  Norma and Tina gave practical information on starting a Business Plan. ...

22 Sep 2018

The event hosted by Laredo Economic Development Corporation, Logistics and Manufacturing Association Port Laredo (LMA), Texas A&M International University (TAMIU), Association of Logistics Forwarding Agents (ALFA), Laredo Licensed U.S. Customs Brokers Association (LLUSCBA), Laredo College Economic Development Center, Laredo Motor Carriers Association (LMCA), CODEIN and INDEX was held...

21 Sep 2018

By John S. Marshall LAREDO, the United States, Sept. 21 (Xinhua) -- The mayor of Laredo, Texas, a major inland port on the U.S. border with Mexico, has said that his city is open for business and that Chinese business people and investors are welcome. "There's plenty of opportunity for everyone," Pete Saenz, mayor of Laredo,  said in an interview with Xinhua on the sidelines of thi...