19 Oct 2022

During a brief ceremony at the City Council Chambers this morning, Mayor Pete Saenz recognized Laredo EDC 2022 Economic Development Industry Award (EDI’s) Honorees. This year’s honorees include Dennis E. Nixon for “Lifetime Achievement Award for Economic Development”, Richer Agencia Aduanal and the Richer family legacy for their success in the “Custom Brokerage and Supply Chain” indus...

19 Oct 2022

Gene Lindgren, LEDC President & CEO, was invited to attend a press conference hosted by Congressman Henry Cuellar at Laredo City Hall where the Congressman announced a $3 million earmark that will allow this crucial project to move forward.  The contribution was an important catalyst to close the funding gap for the $45.7 million that will provide an important relief route betwe...

17 Oct 2022

Gene Lindgren, LEDC President and CEO, was recently recognized by Mayor Pete Saenz at a city council meeting for his contributions as the Mayor’s appointee on the Port of Entry Advisory (POE) Committee.  The committee was reactivated in July 2021 after several years of inactivity through the leadership of CM Vanessa Perez.  The POE Advisory Committee participates in helping...

09 Oct 2022

During the Monthly Business Conversation Meeting held on October 12, Matt Z. Ruszczak, Vice President of Economic Development, at COSTEP, provided an overview of COSTEP and Rise of the Region, an Economic Development Assessment of Rio South Texas, including the counties of Cameron, Hidalgo, Jim Hogg, Starr, Webb, Willacy, and Zapata in the United States and the municipios of Camargo, Gue...

29 Sep 2022

Gene Lindgren, Laredo EDC President and CEO, along with Gerry Schwebel, IBC Executive Vice President, Ignacio Urrabazo, Commerce Bank President, and Laredo EDC Chairman, and Henry Sauvignet, IBC Vice President, International, and Public Affairs were honored to attend the NASCO 2022 Continental Reunion in Kansas City.  This tri-national group connects people, businesses, ideas, i...

14 Sep 2022

On Wednesday, September 14 at 10 a.m., Gene Lindgren, LEDC President & CEO, attended an event hosted by the Laredo Chamber of Commerce where Mayor Pete Saenz joined the University Health Transplant Institute in celebrating the reopening of its transplant clinic in our community. The clinic's reopening during Hispanic Heritage Month is a reminder that multicultural communities expe...

06 Sep 2022

Office of Texas Governor Greg Abbott met with local entrepreneurs today for a small business roundtable at Laredo Economic Development Corporation's (LEDC) International Business Assistance Center, MileOne, in downtown Laredo.  The roundtable was followed by a press conference where Gene Lindgren, LEDC President & CEO talked briefly about the mission and successes of MileOne follo...

26 Aug 2022

Gene Lindgren, LEDC President & CEO, met with Dr. Minita Ramirez and congratulated her on becoming the eighth president and the first female president in the 75-year history of Laredo College.  Mr. Lindgren and Dr. Ramirez discussed current issues and both confirmed their pledge for continued collaboration and cooperation.  Laredo College is a valuable member of the LEDC and is r...

10 Aug 2022

Gene Lindgren, President & CEO of the LEDC, recently attended the Binational River Park / Conservation Project Funding Contribution Announcement from U.S. Representative Henry Cuellar at Los Tres Laredos Park on the banks of the Rio Grande River.  Representative Cuellar organized the press conference to officially announce Rio Grande International Study Center's recipience of th...

09 Aug 2022

Gene Lindgren, LEDC President, and CEO, recently met with our partners in Nuevo Laredo, Ing. Francisco Torres and Lic. Olga Hailed Cardenas, representing the Economic Development Secretary of the Municipality of Nuevo Laredo and ICCE.  Our two organizations discussed a number of topics including prospect and industrial park updates, infrastructure activities, upcoming events, and continu...