11 Jul 2019

Select USA Investment Summit in Washington, D.C.

June 10-12, 2019- Olivia Varela, Laredo EDC President & CEO and Joseph Mendiola, VP of Business Attraction & Retention, attended the Select USA Investment Summit in Washington, D.C. to promote Port Laredo and recruit business investments for our region.
Speakers at the conference portion of the summit though B2B meetings included Wilbur Ross, Ben Carson, Ivanka Trump and private corporate executives on the state of US and global business and economy.
In conversation with Wilbur Ross, U.S. Secretary of Commerce, he fondly recalled Laredo as he chaired the first board meeting at the opening of a local international bank. Mr. Ross also listened with interest as Olivia Varela spoke of international trade and the Port of Laredo.