Laura Matamoros is the new economic development director for Hidalgo County. The news came from County Judge Richard F. Cortez today as he also announced Hilda Escochea Salinas as assistant chief of staff.
Matamoros’s previous service includes director of business research and strategy for the Greater Brownsville Incentives Corporation. She was also the director of operations for the United Brownsville Coordinating Board. She is a graduate from the University of Texas at Brownsville.
“I am both honored and excited to serve as the economic development director for Hidalgo County. One of our primary goals is to further expand the prosperity of the region by creating a collaborative culture between the county and its municipalities,” said Matamoros. “I hope to further create positive economic growth and continue to support employment opportunities for the greater Hidalgo County area.”
As assistant chief of staff, Salinas comes with 30 years of expertise in serving a culturally diverse population. Her service includes 16 years as the District 3’s city commissioner on the McAllen City Commission. She is a graduate of McAllen High School and the University of Texas Rio Grande.
“Serving the public has been my life mission and I am grateful to continue doing so by serving the people of Hidalgo County,” said Salinas.