25 Apr 2020

The Laredo Economic Development Corporation and MileOne set up the Mask Makes Initiative #We've got you Covered!This project required volunteers to sew or cut fabric from home to help in the production of masks needed for everyone in our community.  This is a grassroots voluntary operation that will provide masks to workers deemed essential and at highest risk of COVID-19 infection. Inst...

23 Apr 2020

The City of Laredo has amended its Emergency Ordinance and will take effect at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, April 24, 2020. The ordinance will stay in effect until May 30, 2020, unless otherwise rescinded, superseded, or amended by a subsequent order or applicable law. Click on the link below to download the complete Emergency Ordinance ...

22 Apr 2020

A Message from Olivia Varela: "The March 16 article was written just as COVID-19 was really starting to have a serious impact on business and the community as a whole.COVID-19 presented the business community with some new unprecedented challenges that hampered my initial timeline for retirement. Handing the load over to a newcomer didn't seem like the responsible thing to d...

05 Apr 2020

The Laredo EDC and the MileOne International Business Assistance Center in collaboration with the TAMIU Small Business Development Center  organized a Shopify Webinar April 23 to help local small businesses shift their strategy as well as their processes to online sales with Shopify. With Shopify's e-commerce platform, small businesses can provide online shopping in a safe and conven...

09 Mar 2020

March 9-11, 2020- Each year, the Guild holds its Annual Conference event with all 51 global Guild members in attendance. The cornerstone of the SSG Annual Conference is knowledge sharing, an interactive exchange of ideas and networking between the Guild members and economic developers and investment promotion professionals from around the world. Guild members plan all conference content,...

05 Mar 2020

The Education Committee of the Laredo Chamber of Commerce will be handing out scholarships to three enterprising high schoolers once again this year.  Humberto "Tito" Gonzalez, Jr., P.E. M.B.A., chairman of the committee, announced today that the group is once again launching the Spirit of Laredo video competition where students from local high schools, public and private, can vie fo...

28 Feb 2020

The Laredo College Associate Degree in nursing program was named No. 1 in Texas out of 125 programs by NursingProcess.org for a third consecutive year as announced during a LC press conference on Tuesday.LC also states that NursingProcess.org said that LC excelled in its mission to provide aspiring nurses with different options to complete their associate degree. RNCareers.org and Regist...

27 Feb 2020

Laredo, Texas- In a formal swearing-in ceremony, Mr. Randy Howe was instated as the New Director of Customs and Border Protection, Laredo Field Office by Deputy Executive Assistant Commissioner John Wagner from the CBP Headquarters in Washington, D.C. The CBP Laredo Field Office publicly announced Mr. Randy Howe as DFO in late January 2020. Randy J. Howe is a member of the Senior Executi...

21 Feb 2020

Laredo, TX-The Texas House Transportation Committee and the Texas House International Relations and Economic Development Committee held a joint hearing on Friday, February 21, 2020, at the Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) Student Center. The committee heard testimony from trade and international relations experts from Laredo and across the region....