Seeking to make synergy and join forces in economic promotion on a binational matter; the Government of Tamaulipas, through the Ministry of Economic Development they signed an agreement with different Corporations of Economic Development South Texas.


With this agreement, the organisms from South Texas participating in this agreement, in turn with the State Government of Tamaulipas will encourage national and international promotion strategies also of foreign promotion that will allow generating formal jobs.


The agreement signing established, for participants, generating joint actions for the exchange of information, documentation, and organization of training activities, advisory, broadcasting and promotion in the interest areas and common benefit of their respective competence areas.


At the meeting held this Tuesday in Weslaco, Texas, participated the heads of Economic Development from the cities of Nuevo Laredo, Guerrero, Mier, Miguel Aleman, Camargo, Diaz Ordaz, Reynosa, Rio Bravo, Valle Hermoso, Matamoros, Ciudad Victoria, Altamira, Madero and Tampico in Tamaulipas.


From South Texas, the leadership of the initiative was taken by the Rio South Texas Economic Council and the offices of Economic Development from the cities of Alamo, Brownsville, Donna, Edinburg, Harlingen, Hidalgo, Laredo, McAllen, Mission; Pharr, Roma, Rio Grande, San Benito, Sullivan and Weslaco participated.


As honor witnesses of the agreement participated Socorro Guadalupe Jorge Cholula ascribed consul from the Consulate General of Mexico in McAllen and of the Consulate General of the United States in Matamoros, Beda Brown, general consul.  Carlos Alberto Garcia Gonzalez, secretary of Economic Development of Tamaulipas, thanked the effort and support to join this collaboration agreement.


“We are seeking for innovative ideas to work in the promotion of the state of Tamaulipas and its competitive advantages, the joint collaboration we are proposed settles this; join forces in both sides of the border to help us in developing and make our economies grow,” said Garcia Gonzalez.


Matt Ruszczaak, executive director of Rio South Texas Economic Council said:


“I believe it is an important step, we are going from words to action today; having had all the authorities from both sides of the border on this agreement signing is of a positive impact.”


Attendees:


Neda Brown, United States Consul General in Matamoros


Priscilla Duran-Munoz, Community Relations Specialist at Office of the Governor


Keith Patridge, President McAllen Economic Development Corporation


Francisco Miguel Galvan Garza, bilateral relationship Texas-Tamaulipas


Mario Alberto Lozoya, executive director of the Economic Development Corporation of Brownsville, Texas


Francisco Javier Solis, Secretary of Economic Development of Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas


Jose Gutierrez, Consul for Political and Economic Affairs of the United States in Matamoros


Marie McDermott, Rio South Texas Economic Council


Leonel Cantu Robles, Secretary of Economic Development of Reynosa, Tamaulipas


Manuel Martinez Cano, Secretary of Economic Development and Tourism of Rio Bravo, Tamaulipas


Astrid Salazar, director of investment promotion of the Government of Tamaulipas


Abel Zuniga, of the Association of Industrial Parks of the Government of the State of Tamaulipas


Raul Espino, director of attention to municipalities from the Ministry of Economic Development of Tamaulipas


Narcedalia Flores Martinez, Director of Economic Development of Diaz Ordaz, Tamaulipas


Charlie Barrios, from the Economic Development Corporation of Hidalgo, Texas


Porfirio Garza Martinez, Directorate of Economic Development of Cd. Guerrero, Tamaulipas


Dalinda Guillen, executive director of the Economic Development Corporation of the city of Rio Grande


Rebeca Castillo, executive director of the Economic Development office of San Benito, Texas


Sergio Maldonado, CEDEC south zone of Tamaulipas


Josh Mejia, director of Economic Development at Brownsville


Mario Ramirez Andrade, CEDEC Matamoros


Horacio Martinez, Economic Development Council of the central zone of Tamaulipas


Rafael Tapia, Economic Development Council of Alamo, Texas


Luis Angel Cantu Garcia, Secretary of Economic Development and Tourism of Camargo, Tamaulipas


Eduardo Campirano, director of the Port of Brownsville, Texas


Freddy Guerra, Economic Development Corporation of Rome, Texas


Ana Maria Quintana Alba, Director of Economic Development of Valle Hermoso, Tamaulipas


Jorge Suarez, Agroindustry Direction de Matamoros, Tamaulipas


Cesar Lara, Secretary of Economy of Altamira, Tamaulipas


Julian Garza, Secretary of Economic Development of Matamoros, Tamaulipas


David Canales, Secretary of Economic Development and Tourism of Cd. Victoria


Gonzalo Aleman Migliolo, Secretary of Economic Development of Altamira, Tamaulipas


German Rico, Economic Development Corporation of Harlingen, TX.


Ralph Garcia, vice-president of the McAllen Economic Development Corporation


Celina Fernandez, director of projects and programs of the Ministry of Economic Development of Tamaulipas


Blanca Davila, Rio South Texas Economic Council


Martin Anzaldua, president of CEDEC Tamaulipas


Enriqueta Caballero, director of border affairs for the Texas Secretary of State


Socorro Jorge, consul in charge of the Consulate of Mexico in McAllen


Sergio Luis Gracia Badiola, Economic Development of the Government of Tamaulipas


Matt Ruszczaak, Executive Director Rio South Texas Economic Council