16 Dec 2020

Olivia Varela 2020 EDI Honoree

Laredo, Texas, December 16, 2020. The Laredo Economic Development Corporation (LEDC) held their final 2020 Board of Directors meeting on Tuesday via a ZOOM video link. The meeting was held to summarize the organization’s activities for 2020 including the Mile One Business Incubator.

The meeting included a special presentation of the Economic Development Industry (EDI) award to Olivia Varela, former President/CEO for Laredo EDC. Varela retired in 2020 after serving LEDC from 2013 to 2020.

Tony Arce, Jr., Chairman, LEDC and Gene Lindgren, President/CEO, LEDC presented the award to Varela at the meeting in the LEDC office.

The EDI award was created in 2018 to recognize individuals who have contributed to the economic well-being of Los Dos Laredos and Webb County.

The LEDC thanks Olivia for her service and dedication to LEDC and the Laredo region.