Tag Archives: Cameron County

TWC Grant at Work in Cameron

Thanks to Skills for Small Business grants from the Texas Workforce Commission, Workforce Development and Continuing Education at Texas State Technical College are working with local small businesses in Cameron County to help them have the trained personnel they need. The grants total $156,000 provide both professional training and development among small businesses. This will continue into 2019 training from TSTC which has helped more than a dozen small businesses since 2016.…

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IBC Promotes Peña

Karen R. Peña

Karen R. Peña is the new marketing manager for IBC Bank, a promotion from executive office administrative assistant. Peña will manage the marketing department, while also promoting IBC Bank throughout the community. She will coordinate all financial literacy events, which serve as a tool to educate both children and adult with financial lessons. In addition, Peña will be the liaison between IBC Bank and nonprofits in Cameron County. “Karen is…

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Trevino Touts Economic Progress

Cameron County Judge Eddie Trevino gave a State of the County presentation at an even sponsored by the Harlingen Chamber of Commerce. (VBR)

A devastating hurricane season last year that took a toll in the Caribbean tourism industry may have also opened a door of opportunity to increase tourism at South Padre Island. “The four major cruise lines have contacted South Padre Island about establishing a port of call there,” Cameron County Judge Eddie Trevino said during a recent State of the County event in Harlingen. Trevino credited the county for helping to…

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Standing on the Brink of Boom

Big economic news is expected to break in April with an announcement that will mark the latest industrial success story for Cameron County, further setting the stage for an unprecedented economic boom for this southernmost county in Texas.   “We are on the cusp of some great things,” said Gilbert Salinas, director of the Greater Brownsville Incentives Corp. “And it’s no accident. This has been a 10-year body of work…

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