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Edinburg Economic Development Department Board Forms

Former Rep. Verónica Gonzáles is one of seven members now on the board of directors for the newly-created Edinburg Economic Development Department. (photo Paul Chouy)

The new Edinburg Economic Development Department now has a seven-member board of directors after appointments by the Edinburg City Council. The board consists of a former state representative, three previous members of the Edinburg EDC board of directors and three other prominent area leaders. The Edinburg Economic Development Department takes over the duties of the Edinburg EDC. The Edinburg EDC every year received millions from the city’s one-half cent sales…

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Grants Fund Numerous Partnerships, Apprenticeships

The Texas Workforce Commission presents more than $300,000 in grant funding to the Lower Rio Grande Valley Workforce Development Board. The funds support projects in the board's partnership with STC, Edinburg EDC and Pharr EDC. (photo STC)

With more than $300,000 in funding, South Texas College is partnering with local workforce agencies and municipalities to bring numerous education and training opportunities to the Rio Grande Valley. The Lower Rio Grande Valley Workforce Development Board now has more than $300,000 in grant funding from the Texas Workforce Commission. The board is in now in a partnership with STC, Edinburg Economic Development and Pharr Economic Development. Earlier this month,…

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Edinburg to Host Governor’s Small Business Conference

Edinburg Conference Center

This year, the Governor’s Small Business Conference will come to South Texas via Edinburg. The conference combines and features private and public small business resources, practical solutions and best practices. It also features expert assistance on a broad range of both business topics and challenges. The Governor’s Small Business Conference – South Texas will take place March 29 from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Edinburg Conference Center at Renaissance.…

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INNO Highlights Impact of Future Workforce

South Texas College held its sixth annual INNO Conference dedicated to the discussion of preparing students for the workforce and jobs of the future. (photo STC)

It is urgent students are ready for jobs of the future. According to those speaking at INNO at STC, now more than ever, college graduates with real-world experience are needed for even the most entry level of jobs. Last week, INNO, STC’s sixth annual Binational Innovation Conference, welcomed those in industry, education and economic development. Each brought information focused on innovation as well as the impact of students on the…

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Trevino Joins Edinburg EDC

Plinio “Joey” Trevino

Plinio “Joey” Trevino is the new Edinburg Economic Development Corporation executive director.  Trevino was appointed during a special board meeting held Feb. 16 with a welcome from the EEDC and Edinburg Mayor Richard Molina. Trevino brings to the role numerous years of experience in economic development. His service includes those of executive director of the Weslaco Economic Development Corporation, as well as his most recent role of the South Texas director…

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Edinburg EDC Now at City Hall

Former offices soon available for lease Effective today, Jan. 29, Edinburg EDC downtown offices are housed on the second floor of Edinburg City Hall, located at 415 W. University Drive.  The move allows Edinburg EDC to lease its vacated office spaces at 101 N. 10th Avenue, thus generating new non-tax revenue for its jobs-creation mission. “Upon my request, Edinburg City Manager Richard Hinojosa confirmed that there were excellent office space and related…

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Edinburg EDC Co-Hosts Upcoming Job Fair

U.S. Customs and Border Protection professionals, such as the ones shown in this photograph, are among the representatives of more than two dozen employers scheduled to participate in the Jan. 25 job fair. (photo Edinburg EDC)

Public event includes résumé and interview workshops More than 25 major employers will gather Jan. 25 at Dustin Michael Sekula Memorial Library, 1906 S Closner Blvd. in Edinburg, for a job fair which is free and open to the public. In addition, the days leading up to the fair, free workshops on preparing résumés and job interviews take place at the library. The résumé writing workshop takes place in the Tech Room Jan.…

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