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A Case For Combined MSAs

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Creating economic clout The Rio Grande Valley, often referred to as Rio South Texas, offers many choices for both global business location and generous economic development incentives. With a dynamic young labor force, great weather, low cost of living and plenty of recreational activities year round, the Rio South Texas region is an ideal location for companies looking to expand or relocate. For several decades, business leaders across the Rio…

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Local Metros Rank High on National List

According to MaginfyMoney.com, McAllen-Edinburg-Mission and Brownsville-Harlingen local metros are five and 10, respectively, in the top 10 best places to live on a six figure salary. The national ranking analyzes 381 major metros across the U.S. to see where a family earning $100,000 can live most (and least) comfortably. MagnifyMoney factors in taxes, housing, transportation and other basic items for a two-earner household with two adults and one child. According…

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Mission Chamber Names New President

Robert Rosell

Rosell takes over presidency role Robert Rosell is the new president and CEO of the Greater Mission Chamber of Commerce. Rosell previously served as a corporate compliance officer for BBVA Compass. His responsibilities included maintaining and improving many company programs, product and service development, marketing and training materials, policies and procedures. Rosell’s list of community organization involvement incorporate Leadership McAllen, United Way of South Texas, Deep South Texas Financial Literacy…

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Mission EDC Launches Cybersecurity Bootcamp

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40 participants to receive cybersecurity certifications Beginning in June, an eight-week cybersecurity bootcamp in Mission will answer the call of employers across Texas and the United States who are seeking thousands of core technology workers in cybersecurity and other skills to fill current and future staffing needs. The new cybersecurity bootcamp provides a total of 40 participants (who meet Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act basic eligibility requirements) with a rigorous…

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Mentorship Program Launched by Mission EDC

Mentorship Program addresses need for creative professional development Mission EDC has launched a new mentorship program, the Expert-in-Residence initiative, to address growing need of creative professional development and to connect Mission residents to experts in the fields of science, technology, engineering, art and math. The program will encompass a temporary residency for a distinguished professional in the STEAM fields, a leadership program for young women and a series of idea…

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Local Small Business Week Winners Announced

Luncheon honors Small Business Week winners May 2 The U.S. Small Business Administration’s Lower Rio Grande Valley District Office has named the winners of the 2017 Small Business Week Awards. This year marks the 54th annual proclamation of National Small Business Week, April 30 to May 6, 2017. Small Business Persons of the Year are Leodegario Neave, Elizabeth Neave, Abraham Neave and Abisai Neave of JDG Jewelers in Mission. JDG…

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Meat Markets provide Grade A choices

RGV meat markets provide fresh, local items Eliseo Castro has been with the Lopez family – Lopez Supermarkets in particular – for 50 years. He’s done and knows pretty much everything there is to know about the business or meat markets, working his way up from a bag boy to general manager of the five Lopez Supermarkets and the carnicera that they recently opened. He’s seen changes, markets come and…

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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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