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Maquilas Remain Critical to Border Economy

Keith Patridge, president and chief executive officer of the McAllen Economic Development Corporation, discusses the maquiladora program and its continued growth along the U.S.-Mexico border. (VBR)

The U.S.-Mexico border region is a hotbed of global competition that began with the creation of the maquiladora program in 1964. In the past 40-plus years, the twin-plant concept has certainly pumped enormous amounts of money. It has also led to the creation of thousands of jobs benefiting both countries, and there is no sign it will slow down. Established by Mexico as the Border Industrialization Program, a maquiladora is…

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Latina Leadership Conference 2017

The Latina Leadership Conference is geared to all women who are looking to grow within themselves, as well as become leaders in their business and in the community. Topics include: Social and business etiquette Confidence and assertiveness skills for leaders Communications and networking Work/life balance Conflict resolution Admission is $50; $750 for a reserved table of 10. Sponsorships are also available.