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...

23 Jan 2020

Laredo, Texas, January 23-The South Texas Cyber-security Series, hosted by Laredo College, invited highschool students to explore the issues surrounding cyber-security, the curriculum taught at LC, and employment opportunities in this growing sector of the tech industry. Speakers included faculty members from the cyber-security program at Laredo College as well as other members of the...

22 Jan 2020

Laredo, Texas, January 22- Officials gathered to cut the ribbon officially opening the United States 59 Loop 20 lanes that run over Interstate Highway 35 and the Union Pacific Railroad Line.Cost of the project was more than $25.8 million, according to the City of Laredo. Funding consisted of more than $18.74 million coming from the federal level - $18.53 million in federal funds and $204...

22 Jan 2020

DIRECT TRAVEL TO MEXICO IS HERE! Laredo, Texas, January 22.- The City of Laredo today announced an agreement with leading regional Mexican airline Aeromar that will provide nonstop flights between Laredo International Airport (LRD) and Mexico City International Airport (MEX) starting this spring. Aeromar will offer the service three times per week (subject to all required Mexican a...

17 Jan 2020

Laredo, Texas, Jan. 17-Mayor Pete Saenz welcomed the passage of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) by the United States Senate today:"The announcement of the passage of the United States-Mexico-Canada agreement by the Senate is wonderful news for Laredo. As we continue to grow and compete globally in the international trade sector, the implementation of this enhanced and u...

09 Jan 2020

January 9-10- The Laredo EDC promoted Webb County and the Laredo region with an exhibit at the Red River States Conference & Deal Making Commercial Real Estate event was held in Fort Worth, Texas. The International Conference Shopping Centers (ICSC) was a two day regional event which provided opportunities to gain information about the most current industry issues, and meet and make ...

25 Nov 2019

November 25-Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) and the City of Laredo announced $4 million to rehabilitate the airport's apron, the area where aircrafts are parked, loaded and unloaded. These federal funds will be used to modernize and achieve higher levels of safety and productivity at the Laredo Airport, helping move people and goods faster, cheaper and more efficiently. In the last 10 ...