05 May 2022

Gene Lindgren, President and CEO of the LEDC, was invited to attend the civic ceremony to commemorate “la Batalla de Puebla” hosted by Mexican Consul General in Laredo Texas, Juan Carlos Mendoza. Cinco de Mayo is an important event in the proud history of our sister country. This year marks the 160th year anniversary of Mexico's victory over the French Empire at the Battle of P...

04 May 2022

Gene Lindgren, President & CEO, was honored to be able to speak at the groundbreaking ceremony on May 4th, for the Laredo Heat Soccer Complex hosted by the Laredo Chamber of Commerce.   The LEDC has been supporting this historic project since 2021 and wishes to thank the Vaswani family for their passion for soccer and the Laredo area. They continue to provide leader...

28 Apr 2022

The Binational Group Laredo team met on April 28th at the ALFA offices downtown to review continuous improvement initiatives and had great a discussion on proposals to further formalize this unique group.  The group consists of private sector leaders representing financial institutions, trade organizations, civic organizations, education leaders, business leaders, landowners, and develop...

26 Apr 2022

The Laredo Economic Development Corporation was honored to coordinate a private sector meeting with Texas Secretary of State John B. Scott on April 26th, that included sharing valuable information from our community's stakeholders in the global trade sector. The review provided our business leaders the opportunity to emphasize the significance and importance of Port Laredo...

20 Apr 2022

On April 20, the MileOne International Business Assistance Center hosted the Women Entrepreneurs Rock Series 2022 with special guest Gabriela Morales, Lado Chamber of Commerce President & CEO. During her presentation "Leadership: the role and challenges of a female leader in the community" Ms. Morales share her experience and what she thinks makes a great leader, how to devel...

13 Apr 2022

On April 13 the Laredo Economic Development Corporation hosted a press conference to announce the official signage of a Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone (TIRZ) between the City of Laredo, Webb County, Laredo College, and Killam Development, heralding the start of the development of The Coves at Windfieldproject in North Laredo. The project began 14 years ago and is planned to be situat...

01 Apr 2022

The Texas Department of Transportation, in partnership with the Texas Freight Advisory Committee and Border Trade Advisory Committee, hosted the Texas-Mexico Border Region Supply Chain Workshop on April 18 at the IBC Annex. The workshop was focused on the following: •Understanding of critical commodity flows and modal dependencies for key industries • Identification of supp...

28 Mar 2022

On March 28th, MileOne - International Business Assitant Center hosted a meet and greet with the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA). Ignacio Urrabazo, Laredo EDC Chairman of the Board, Orestes Hubbard, Director of the MBDA, Gene Lindgren, Laredo EDC President & CEO, Vanesa Fajardo, and Roxana Gomez from the San Antonio UTSA Covid-19 Business Resilience Center, Cesar Herna...

25 Mar 2022

Gene Lindgren, LEDC President & CEO, traveled with the Laredo delegation to San Antonio to meet with Mayor of San Antonio Ron Nirenberg on the Binational Park Project in Laredo and also with San Antonio Riverwalk Authority representatives for best practices and lessons learned. Valuable information was gathered as the San Antonio authorities are assisting with the structure of the...

09 Mar 2022

Special guest for the Business Conversation meeting on March 9, was Jimmy J. Escoto, Founder, and CEO at J. Escoto Group Property Tax Consultants.  During his presentation to our membership and community partners, Mr. Escoto shared information about the property tax appraisal process.  The Membership Spotlight during today’s presentation was Andrew Mata from A.D. Creative De...