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 (...

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...

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,...