Tag Archives: Mission

Entrepreneur training program free for veterans

Boots to Reboot trains veterans and spouses The SBA Lower Rio Grande Valley District Office hosts its Boots to Business Reboot Feb. 22-23 at the Mission Center for Education and Economic Development, offering a free two-day entrepreneur training program for veterans of all eras in addition to their spouses. From 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. each day, veteran service-members, including members of the National Guard and Reserves, learn how to…

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Mission EDC Portal opens global economic windows

Portals bring the world to Mission Opening on Feb. 17 at the Center for Education and Economic Development is a window to the world for people in the RGV. The Mission Economic Development Corporation and Shared_Studios are bringing in the global public art initiative Portals to Mission. This allows participants to “come face-to-face with a stranger in an identical Portal located in a different part of the world, but can converse…

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Job Creation in Texas higher than nation’s

Local MSAs rank in top with job creation According to Real Estate Center, an online research think tank, Texas’ pace of job creation exceeded the nation’s in Nov. 2016. Dallas-Plano-Irving and McAllen Edinburg-Mission both ranked first in job creation followed by Brownsville-Harlingen, San Angelo and College Station-Bryan. The site reported that the state gained 212,600 nonagricultural jobs from Nov. 2015 to Nov. 2016, an annual growth rate of 1.8 percent,…

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Mission EDC’s Cristina Garza featured in CityLab

Cristina Garza

Garza talks on educating workforce Mission EDC’s Program Director Cristina Garza is featured in an interview with CityLab, a stand-alone site of The Atlantic, which is described as exploring and explaining “the most innovative ideas and pressing issues facing today’s global cities and neighborhoods.” Garza’s interview is part of CityLab’s new series, “City Makers: Getting to work – What’s next in workforce development?” Read about how Mission EDC is educating the local…

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