Sunday, May 22, 2011

McAllen hungry, McAllen want more lunch!!

Me want eat more Laredo lunch!! Cookie!
From the McAllen Monitor

McALLEN – Developers and manufacturers hope to create a research and education hub here focusing on rapidly turning ideas into products.

Master planning is under way for a research and education park in South McAllen that will have facilities to research and develop products using resources such as technology, students and programs from South Texas College and the University of Texas-Pan American.

The hope is that talented graduates will stay in the area to work at the park instead of moving out of the Rio Grande Valley, said Keith Patridge, the president and CEO of the McAllen Economic Development Corp.
Organizers also want the park to attract companies to nearby plants in Reynosa and other parts of Mexico as well as bring new businesses to the Rio Grande Valley.

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  1. Good post Max: They aren't just eating our lunch on some items, they are kicking our butts.

    PS, our city council is expected to cut all funding to the Laredo Development Foundation this budget cycle. Now that is not much money $300k, but it will kill the LDF.

    For this city to spend less than .05% of the city budget on economic development is a crime.

    Too bad for kids graduating high school or college.

  2. Well, they have to have money for water canons to send off people to Orlando to go spend their money over there.