31 Oct 2022

Gene Lindgren, LEDC President & CEO, attended the Binational Groundbreaking for a new KCS rail bridge.  Community leaders from both sides of the border and members of the private sector came together Monday, Oct. 31 for a groundbreaking ceremony as Kansas City Southern is starting to enter the construction phase of its $100 million project to build a new international railroa...

24 Oct 2022

In October, the LEDC attended the AMETEK ribbon-cutting ceremony of their new 175K SF maquiladora facility at the FINSA Nuevo Laredo Poniente Industrial Park. AMETEK is a leading global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices serving a broad range of industries and end markets. This $14 million dollar investment will generate more than 300 new direc...

19 Oct 2022

During a brief ceremony at the City Council Chambers this morning, Mayor Pete Saenz recognized Laredo EDC 2022 Economic Development Industry Award (EDI’s) Honorees. This year’s honorees include Dennis E. Nixon for “Lifetime Achievement Award for Economic Development”, Richer Agencia Aduanal and the Richer family legacy for their success in the “Custom Brokerage and Supply Chain” indus...

09 Oct 2022

During the Monthly Business Conversation Meeting held on October 12, Matt Z. Ruszczak, Vice President of Economic Development, at COSTEP, provided an overview of COSTEP and Rise of the Region, an Economic Development Assessment of Rio South Texas, including the counties of Cameron, Hidalgo, Jim Hogg, Starr, Webb, Willacy, and Zapata in the United States and the municipios of Camargo, Gue...

06 Sep 2022

Office of Texas Governor Greg Abbott met with local entrepreneurs today for a small business roundtable at Laredo Economic Development Corporation's (LEDC) International Business Assistance Center, MileOne, in downtown Laredo.  The roundtable was followed by a press conference where Gene Lindgren, LEDC President & CEO talked briefly about the mission and successes of MileOne follo...

13 Jul 2022

During the Monthly Business Conversation Meeting, Melissa R. Cigarroa, Member of the Binational River Conservation Project Technical Group, provided an update about the conservation project. The Membership Spotlight during the Laredo EDC Business Conversation meeting was Louie Mendoza, Financial Advisor from Tejas Financial Advisors and a proud member of the Laredo EDC....

01 Jul 2022

On July 1st, the Laredo Economic Development Corporation presented the Cigarroa family with the Centurion Award initially announced at the 2021 Economic Development Industry (EDI) Awards, Boots ‘N Bling Gala on Friday, November 5, 2021.  “In addition to the members of the family currently practicing in the field of medicine, we want to again give tribute to the forebearers of the...

08 Jun 2022

During the Monthly Business Conversation Meeting, Laredo EDC President and CEO, Gene Lindgren and MileOne Program Director, Cesar G. Hernandez, provided an update about the mid-year term activities to our membership and community partners The Membership Spotlight during the Business Conversation Meeting was Rebekah Hughes from Rebekah Hughes from Laredo Litigation Services, a proud me...

26 May 2022

Gene Lindgren, President and CEO of the Laredo Economic Development Corporation, was honored to participate as a member of the working committee in a historic first joint City of Laredo / Webb County workshop as government and private sector leaders met at Laredo College’s main campus on Thursday, May 26th.  Speakers included U.S. Consul General to Mexico Deanna Kim and IBC Bank ...