02 Jun 2017

The City of Laredo, AEP Texas and Laredo Development Foundation hosted an Educational Forum on 4A/4B Economic Development Sales Tax, Thursday, June 1, 2017 at Joe A. Guerra Public Library. Carlton Schwab, President/CEO of Texas Economic Development Council (TEDC) explained the fundamental ideas and rules behind these tax plans at workshop and mentioned that an economic development ta...

17 May 2017

Robert Cano, Territory Sales Manager; Melissa Cabrera, Territory Sales Manager; Mike Wohlfahrt, Regional Sales & Operations Manager; Olivia Varela, Laredo Development Foundation; Sergio Bernal, Territory Sales Manager; Mauro Villarreal, Operations Manager (Cuate Santos / Laredo Morning Times)
The Laredo Development Foundation is pleased to announce its newest member Mobile-Crete, a US Concrete company and local volumetric concrete supplier. Mobile-Crete's volumetric trucks provide fresh concrete on demand- anytime, anywhere. The volumetric mixer is a concrete plant on wheels, carrying all the necessary components to produce high quality, fresh concrete. These trucks are desi...

11 May 2017

MileOne’s mission is to connect entrepreneurs, inspires collaboration, and help turn ideas into reality. The MileOne International Business Assistance Center will be offering co-working space for aspiring entrepreneurs and freelancers, an incubator program for startup businesses and customized consulting to investors and existing businesses looking to invest in Laredo. MileOne hoste...

09 May 2017

The Laredo Development Foundation hosted their Spring Courtyard Chat Membership Mixer Tuesday, May 9th to celebrate the Economic Development Week with "Partners Working for a Better Laredo".  During the event  the following organizations were recognized for their partnership: TAMIU Small Business Development Center LCC Economic Development Center Laredo Chamber of Commerc...

28 Apr 2017

Governor of Tamaulipas Francisco Garcia Cabeza de Vaca during inauguration ceremony On April 27-28, the Nuevo Laredo the First Regional Congress for Competitiveness 2017, with the theme "The present and future of the most competitive bi-national business region: Los Dos Laredos" was held. This event, organized by Nuevo Laredo and Laredo, Texas, through the Institute for Competitiveness...

12 Apr 2017

Dallas News.-  As the Trump administration's trade policies continue to take shape, two Texas politicians on opposite sides of the aisle visited Laredo on Wednesday to continue making the case that the North American Free Trade Agreement helps both the U.S. and Mexico. Sen. John Cornyn, the state’s senior Republican, and Rep. Henry Cuellar, a Laredo Democrat, met with Mayor Pete Saenz...

28 Mar 2017

The Laredo Development Foundation Board of Directors has selected Tony Arce, Jr. as President for 2017-2018. As Manager of External Affairs for AEP Texas in Laredo, Tony facilitates electric service projects, communications and economic development objectives with city and county governments including Laredo, Zapata, Freer, Hebbronville, Falfurrias and Encinal. Tony works directly ...

16 Mar 2017

It was a historical moment in the making for the gateway city as locals and visitors visited the new Outlet Shoppes of Laredo during its opening Thursday March 16, where shoppers had lined up outside, eager to see the new stores. The mall has 51 locations, including restaurants and stores currently opened, but officials say other stores are still under construction and will be open so...

06 Mar 2017

A Delegation from Laredo, Texas led by City Mayor, Pete Saenz, municipal and private sector officials, traveled to Washington, D.C. March 6, to discuss important issues for Port Laredo about international trade, commerce and other topics. LDF Executive Director Olivia Varela attended a meeting with Scott Carter, Chief of Governmental Affairs for the Food and Nutrition Service within t...

16 Feb 2017

A Delegation from the Port of Manzanillo, as well as the state of Colima, visited the Port of Laredo to meet with Mayor Pete Saenz, City Manager Jesus Olivares, Olivia Varela, Laredo Development Foundation Executive Director and Ing. Francisco Javier Solis representing Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas to discuss the possibility of establishing the region of Los Dos Laredos as a commercial corrid...