29 Jul 2020

The Laredo Economic Development Corporation (LEDC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Gene Lindgren as LEDC President/CEO effective July 27, 2020. Lindgren brings over 33 years of experience from the manufacturing industry after completing a diverse and successful career with a leading global automotive supply company that operates in North America with more than 25 maquiladora pl...

04 Jul 2020

Through a grant received from ATT and awarded to Laredo Economic Development Corporation, the MileOne, Laredo Main Street and Laredo EDC participate in feeding the elderly community located Hamilton Hotel in Downtown Laredo by distributing an estimated 80 residents with various fresh produce, milk, and cereals. Special thank you to TAMIU Garden, Laredo Center for Urban Agriculture, ...

15 Jun 2020

The City of Laredo today issued a proclamation to honor Olivia Varela, recently retired CEO of the Laredo Economic Development Corporation (LEDC). Varela is a Laredo native and received a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from the University of Texas at Austin and attended the Public Administration Graduate Studies Program at the University of Texas at San Antonio. Furthermore, she compl...

05 Jun 2020

The LEDC presented the following program to our members and trade partners at the Weekly Business Conversation Meetings: June 3- "On Track with Union Pacific", presented by Ivan Jaime, Sr. Director - Public Affairs, Union Pacific Railroad Co. June 10- Lic. Rubén López Escamilla and Lic. Ruben Lopez Adriano, Jr, Preisent and Vice President for CANACINTRA in Nuevo Laredo June 17- ...

04 Jun 2020

While we face many questions and challenges in the coming months and years, one thing is certain: we need great leaders more than ever.That is why we are proud to host one of the very best leaders of our generation, Texas State Senator Judith Zaffirini.  In her presentation, "If Judy Pappas Can Do It, Anybody Can," she explored what makes a great leader, how to develop your own l...

05 May 2020

Funding will assist disabled residents access affordable housing during COVID-19 May 4, 2020- Laredo, TX-Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced $179,242 in federal funds for Laredo's Housing Authority. These funds, awarded through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, will ensure people with disabilities have access to affordable housing during the COVI...

04 May 2020

Laredo, TX-Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced his support for The Heroes Act, the latest legislation to address the continued public health crisis and provides desperately needed relief for struggling families and essential workers. This critical legislation provides $3 trillion in funds for testing and tracing measures, key support for frontline workers, and strengthened assist...

04 May 2020

May 6- The LEDC weekly COVID-19 Impact Meeting featured updates from the Education sector including representatives from Laredo Independent School District, United Independent School District,  Laredo College and Texas A&M International University. May 13- Special Guest was Joe Kiely, Vice President of Operations, Ports to Plains Alliance who presented an update to our membership ...

30 Apr 2020

In response to the business disruptions caused by COVID-19, the Laredo EDC Board of Directors voted to have weekly  updates via teleconference on community and governmental information. Hosted by LaredoEDC Chairman Tony Arce, and President and CEO Olivia Varela, the weekly forum provides discussion opportunities on the week's topic to all LEDC members, business and trade partners...

25 Apr 2020

Due to the unprecedented economic disruption community's small businesses are facing because of the COVID-19 outbreak, the Laredo Economic Development Corporation in conjunction with MileOne and the Laredo Chamber of Commerce compiled important information on their websites for business owners and workers about the financial incentives provided by the U.S. Small Business Administration (...