26 Sep 2019

September 26. - The "State of the Border" was presented by Border Patrol Chief Felix Chavez and CBP Laredo Port Director Gregory Alvarez, was hosted by IBC. The officers gave an accounting and assessment of current border activity for the Laredo and Webb County region and spoke of the challenges both branches of law enforcement routinely deal with.  IBC is sponsoring the morning...

23 Sep 2019

Laredo, TX-On Monday, Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced the completion of the Juarez-Lincoln International Bridge expansion project in Laredo. Congressman Cuellar secured over $117 million  for the completion of the Puente de Las Americas Bridge I and the Juarez-Lincoln International Bridge II expansion and modernization projects. Specifically, the Juarez-Lincoln I...

19 Sep 2019

September 19-20, 2019. North American Strategy for Competitiveness (NASCO) held its Annual Continental Reunion in Columbus, Ohio.  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...

13 Sep 2019

Noi Mahoney .- Officials in Mexico and the United States are discussing expanding a joint pilot inspection program aimed at reducing wait times for agricultural products at the border.  The program has already been implemented at Port Laredo's Colombia Solidarity International Bridge, where wait times have been reduced by an average of 3.5 hours, according to a releas...

10 Sep 2019

The 2019 Pathways for Trade Symposium hosted by Laredo Economic Development Corporation together with Laredo's international trade stakeholders, was held September 10-11 2019 at Texas A&M International University's Student Center Ballroom and Auditorium titled "Adaptive Global Trade: New Rules, Technology and E-Commerce".  The Symposium focused on trade is...

03 Sep 2019

City of Laredo staff met Querétaro current governor at the Encuentro Industrial y Comercial 2019 Querétaro Expo in September 03-07, 2019. Promoting Port Laredo The Federal Inspection Service where Customs Border Protection and Servicio Administración Tributaria are together 24/7 - 365 days to do inspections on cargo being imported to Mexico....

03 Sep 2019

Washington, D.C.-Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) and the City of Laredo announced a $9,856,303.00 federal grant to rehabilitate the airport's apron, the area where aircrafts are parked, loaded and unloaded. These federal funds were awarded through the Department of Transportation Airport Improvement Program. The Airport Improvement Program provides grants to public agencies for the ...

26 Aug 2019

September 26, 2019- During the 2019 Recognition of Volunteers & Awards Ceremony hosted by the Laredo Chamber of Commerce, Tony Arce, Jr, Manager of Community Affairs for AEP Texas and Chairman for the Laredo Economic Development Corporation received the "Spirit of Laredo" Award. Mr. Arce was presented with the "Spirit of Laredo" Award for his dedication to community service and pr...

21 Aug 2019

August 21, 2019- The MileOne International Business Assistance Center hosted their Part 2 of the Women Entrepreneur Rocks! In Part 2 of WER titled, Rethinking Customer Service Claudia Baltazar, owner/operator of Chick-fil-A Mall del Norte shared how the indispensable role that customer service plays in CFA operations and how those lessons can help you grow your customer rel...

14 Aug 2019

August 14-16, 2019. The Laredo EDC supports the development of the Laredo International Airport through marketing and direct advertising. During  Mexico's 2019 Aerospace Summit in Queretaro, Mexico, LEDC staff had the opportunity to visit with aerospace industry Tier 1&2 manufacturers represented at the summit.  Attending the summit were Joseph Mendiola, Laredo EDC ...