Experts from the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas and UTRGV along with community leaders discuss the dynamics of the Rio Grande Valley and Texas economies, labor market dynamics of the region, and entrepreneurship at this year’s Border Economic Development & Entrepreneurship Symposium Nov. 9 at Embassy Suites in McAllen (next to the McAllen Convention Center). Businesses and community leaders attendees will receive relevant, accurate and timely information for better planning and strategic decisions.
Scheduled to speak during the symposium from 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. are Keith Phillips of the Federal Reserve on the Texas economic outlook, and Roberto Coronado of the Federal Reserve with a labor market analysis.
The symposium will also include the Local Bank Presidents Roundtable Discussion with local bank presidents discussing their overview of the local economy. Participating are Jason Leal of BBVA Compass Bank, Louis Cortinas of First Community Bank, Raymond Jenkins of Frost Bank, David Salinas of Greater State Bank, R. David Guerra of IBC Bank, Rafael Medrano of Inter National Bank and S. David Deanda of Lone Star National Bank.
Also Michael Williamson of PlainsCapital Bank, A. Ford Sasser of Rio Bank, Paul Moxley of Texas Regional Bank, Doug Bready of Vantage Bank. and Joe Quirogaof Texas National Bank.
An Entrepreneurship Development & Innovation panel discussion will also be held with Theresa Maldonado, UTRGV senior vice president of Research, Innovation and Economic Development; Lamar Jones, inventor of the Jank Gourment BBQ Sauce; Mark Kroll, UTRGV dean of the Robert C. Vackar College of Business & Entrepreneurship; and Dalinda Alcantar, entrepreneur and app developer.
Registration and breakfast takes place from 8-8:30 a.m. Admission is $25 per person, reserved tables of eight are also available. For more information or for tickets, contact Gerry at 682-2871.