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First RGV Startup Week packed with Brownsville events

The inaugural Rio Grande Valley Startup Week, kicking off Friday in Brownsville, will feature sponsors and speakers from Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, Austin and all across the Valley, plus a schedule cram-packed with presentations, bilingual business workshops and other events targeting budding and/or established entrepreneurs on both sides of the border.

VARCO claims San Benito trying to ‘rob’ Resaca Village

SAN BENITO — City officials are trying to “take over” San Benito’s first resaca-side commercial development, failing to give its developer more time to complete construction, an attorney said Thursday.

‘Major player’ in agriculture first tenant at Port of Brownsville biz park

The Port of Brownsville Business Park has landed its first tenant, Westa Inc., which has promised to invest $20 million building a “state-of-the-art wheat flour mill” and wheat storage silos at the 118-acre business park.

US Rep. Vicente Gonzalez joins bipartisan effort to help shrimpers

Two Texas congressmen have joined a bipartisan effort to deter international financial institutions from financing foreign shrimpers with U.S. taxpayer money.

Port of Brownsville lands $1.1M grant for cargo ship analysis

A Port of Brownsville project analyzing how to make the port more accessible to bigger cargo ships has received an infusion of federal funds.

Matt’s Building Materials set to reopen Saturday after devastating fire

More than two years after a fire ravaged the Matt’s Building Materials store in Pharr, they are ready to welcome back customers.

Brownsville’s Rich Products begins phase two of $177M expansion

Rich Products announced this month that phase two of its $117 million, 150,000-square-foot expansion in Brownsville is underway, ultimately resulting in the creation of more than 130 new jobs.

Brownsville businessman takes top honor as SBA announces Valley winners

Nicolas V. Soto Jr., owner of NVS Corporation Services Inc., headquartered in Brownsville, has been named Small Business Person of the Year by the U.S. Small Business Administration Lower Rio Grande Valley District.

Harlingen launches grant program to help businesses buy equipment

Harlingen’s economic arm is helping small businesses buy production equipment, aiming to expand operations and open up more jobs in town.

PNC Bank announces plans to expand its presence in Texas

PNC Bank plans to open 100 new brick-and-mortar branches across the U.S., including South Texas.