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...

22 Dec 2016

The BBVA Compass Foundation gives a $10,000 grant to Laredo Development Foundation to provide financial education for small businesses and entrepreneurs throughout the area. The funds will specifically be used to support the "MileOne IBAC", a startup economic project currently being developed by the LDF. "MileOne IBAC" will be an entrepreneurial support center that promotes small busi...

01 Dec 2016

Employer of the Month The company's commitment to the betterment of the community. Efforts above and beyond the normal scope of job and performance services required by the company. We congratulate Texas Community Bank for their contribution to the development efforts of our region and for being named L.D.F.'s Employer of the Month.  ...

30 Aug 2016

U.S. goods and services trade with Canada totaled an estimated $662.7 billion in 2015.  Exports were $337.3 billion; imports were $325.4 billion.  The U.S. goods and services trade surplus with Canada was $11.9 billion in 2015. Canada is currently the U.S.'s second-largest goods trading partner with $575 billion in total (two-way) goods trade during 2015.  Goods exports totaled $280 b...