Site Selection


Guidelines and Criteria Governing

Tax Abatements by the City of Laredo

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Retail Business

Laredo boasts the #1 Wal-Mart in the nation based on sales per sq. ft.  Recently, Home Goods, at Home,  dd’s Discount and 2nd Burlington have recently opened up.

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Economic Indicators

Port of Laredo Facts.

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An abundant, productive and bilingual work force makes Laredo an outstanding business or industrial location.  With a 2019 estimated population of 261,639 the Laredo MSA is one of the fastest growing in the U.S.

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International Trade

The Port of Laredo is the number 1 inland port along the US-Mexico border crossing over $231.5 billion in imports and exports in 2019.  With IH-35 bisecting the city, all the industrial parks and logistical centers are within 5 miles.

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Laredo Economic Development Corporation

Monthly Newsletter

The Laredo EDC vision is to provide visionary leadership with integrity, contributing to the economic development and vitality of Los Dos Laredos and Webb County region.


The employer of the month is selected based on:

  • Company’s commitment to the betterment of the community
  • Efforts above and beyond the normal scope of job and performance services requires by the  company

We congratulate The Laredo Morning Times for their contribution to the development efforts in our region and for being named Laredo EDC’s Employer of the Month!

MileOne is Laredo’s first Co-Working Space and Small Business Incubator. Located in beautiful Downtown Laredo, it is home to over 50 entrepreneurs and creators working on diverse, innovative brands. It serves as an all-inclusive resource for local entrepreneurs as well as a launch pad for international businesses looking to grow in the US. 

Learn more about MileOne and set up a business growth strategy session today.

Special Events

The annual Pathways for Trade Symposium  is brought through a collaboration of business associations. This signature event focuses on issues and policies that impact the U.S., Mexico and Canada and industries like transportation, manufacturing, energy, workforce and more.

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The Laredo EDC created the Economic Development Industry (EDI) Award to recognize industries that contribute to the economic well-being of the Laredo and Webb County region.

The EDI recognition compliments the mission of the Laredo EDC to promote and foster the economic and industrial development of the Laredo region. 

Make plans to join us at the upcoming Economic Development Industry Awards “Boots ‘n Bling Gala” Friday, November 6, 2020 at The Barn at Los Patios

Continuing with a tradition of honoring and thanking an important sector of our community and industry of Los Dos Laredos, Laredo EDC in partnership with Secretaria de Desarrollo Economico de Nuevo Laredo, created the Laredos Dia de la Maquiladora. 

This annual event recognizes the industry for its commitment and contribution towards the economic development and growth of our region. 

Why Join?

Proudly Helping the Economy

As a private sector non-profit organization, we need for you, the private sector, to stay engaged in the process of economic development by supporting the work that this Foundation undertakes.  LEDC serves as the primary private-sector point of contact providing assistance to new and expanding business prospects.  We promote and market Laredo, Webb County and our sister city of Nuevo Laredo as a dynamic region for global trade and market opportunities for targeted industries.  The LEDC provides community data and economic indicators for business prospects and investors, site selection services, assistance with and screening for incentives from the City, County, and State, and research information requested by clients.

Customer Success



The Laredo EDC, Laredo Licensed U.S. Customs Brokers Association, and the Laredo Chamber of Commerce have prepared these flyers with some recommendations for the International Trade Industry Office and Warehouse.


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