Tag Archives: Mission EDC

Local Cybersecurity Training Gets $500k Boost

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TWC grant aids Mission EDC’s bootcamps The Mission Economic Development Corporation is the recent recipient of a Wagner Peyser grant from the Texas Workforce Commission. The $496,120 grant allows Mission EDC to continue their series of CompTIA cybersecurity bootcamps. Through this training, participants receive the CompTIA series of professional certifications that includes A+, Network+, and Security+ at graduation. “This bootcamp is focused on filling a need in professional certification of…

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Mission EDC Partnership Offers 3D Printing Courses

Jose Laguna and Ximena Alvarez from Foldio present their 3D printed products at an open house at the CEED Building. Foldio is working with Mission EDC to offer 3D printing courses to the public. (photo Mission EDC)

Applications for courses due Oct. 31 Mission EDC and Foldio, a Mission-based 3D printing solutions company, will offer 3D printing courses to Mission residents beginning Nov. 6. The five-week course will take place on Mondays from 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. “As 3D printers become more affordable and more businesses begin to incorporate their use into their operations, we are faced with a population that doesn’t have access to the…

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Expert-In-Residence Emphasizes Social Innovation

Alberto Altamirano and Alberto Gomez head up Cityflag, Mission EDC's upcoming Expert-In-Residence.

Mission EDC program connects residents with STEAM fields San Antonio-based, social innovation company Cityflag will be the new Expert-in-Residence for Mission EDC’s Expert-in-Residence program connecting Mission residents with STEAM field experts. “Thanks to the overwhelmingly positive response we have received on past tech-focused initiatives, we believe that our residents are ready to embrace social innovation. Now, with Cityflag as our Experts, Mission residents will build citizen-focused technology that will get…

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Partnership Bridges Technology Gap

Three students present their concept for a mobile app that would scan the contents of an individual’s refrigerator and pantry and find recipes to use those ingredients.

Code/Interactive and Mission EDC join forces with school district Students at Mission Consolidated Independent School District’s Rafael Cantu Junior High School displayed computer coding skills Friday that they are learning as part of a program to better prepare young people to succeed in the high-tech job market. The Mission school district has launched the program in partnership with the Mission Economic Development Corporation and Code/Interactive of New York which brings…

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Mission EDC to host Social Media Summit

Small businesses meet with social media professionals Mission EDC invites local small businesses and non-profits to “discover the power of social media for your business” at the Social Media Summit ’17 Nov. 1. The event features a half dozen workshops on basic and advanced social media strategies for small business and other entities. Workshops to choose from include “Starting From the Bottom, Now You’re Here” or “Video Kills the Slide-Show…

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Mission EDC Launches Web of Women

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Program aims to certify women in IT fundamentals The Mission Economic Development Corporation has launched a new program to provide free technology and computer science courses to the professional women of Mission. The Web of Women initiative gives women the opportunity to take a comprehensive five-week CompTIA IT Fundamentals Certification course. The course begins Oct. 17 and is for women with elementary knowledge of computers wishing to obtain a vendor-neutral…

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Ruby Red Ventures Brings in New Businesses

Front, MEDC Board Treasurer Linda Requenez, Gloria Navarro of Tortilleria La Regi, Richard Frnka, of CleverSolve, Ilse Gonzalez of Neo Green, MEDC Board member Catherine Garcia, Ruben Plata of the Mission City Council; back, MEDC COO Daniel Gonzalez, MEDC Board VP Jody Tittle, MEDC Board Secretary Richard Hernandez, MEDC CEO Alex Meade and MEDC Programs Director Christiana Garcia

Three businesses coming to Mission Three new small business enterprises are developing in Mission after winning the Mission EDC’s Ruby Red Ventures entrepreneurship competition. The ventures earned the right to be funded after going through the six-month long small business development program in collaboration with UTRGV’s Small Business Development Center. The entrepreneurs then pitched their idea to a committee in the style of the show “Shark Tank.” Coming out on…

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Port of Brownsville Signs MOU with Mission EDC

MEDC Board Vice President Jody Tittle, MEDC COO Daniel Silva, MEDC Board Secretary Richard Hernandez, Port Director & CEO Eduardo A. Campirano, MEDC CEO Alex Meade, MEDC Treasurer Linda Requenez, MEDC Board Member Catherine Garcia, and MEDC Board Member and Mission City Councilman Ruben Plata (photo Mission EDC)

MOU to Spur Regional Economic Development In order to collaborate on international trade opportunities with Mexico and other development projects, the Brownsville Navigation District Board of Commissioners and Mission Economic Development Corporation have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding. Both entities will now work to connect and grow business between the Mission Business Park and the Port of Brownsville. “The Port of Brownsville is one of the largest economic engines…

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Mission EDC Welcomes New Interns

Mission EDC interns Miriam Montelongo, Stephany Lopez, Jared Stephens and Jesus Sanchez (photo Mission EDC)

Four UTRGV students to learn about EDC’s projects Mission EDC welcomed four new interns in July to the CEED Building. Here, they will work alongside professionals in their chosen field of study through December 2017. The Mission EDC’s internship program is a collaboration with the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. The program teaches students how their majors can play a role in the world of economic development – all…

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Mission CEED Building Accelerates Businesses

Jose Laguna and Ximena Alvarez from Foldio present their 3D printed products at a recent open house.

Innovative new businesses flock to CEED Building High tech, education and creative small business and startups have set up shop in the Mission EDC’s CEED Building to help create a magnet for innovation in the area and solidify the commitment to growing local enterprises. Not even a year old, the Center for Education and Economic Development has lured game developers, a 3D printing firm, the RGV headquarters for Teach For…

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