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Three phase initiative looks to close the gap between education, workforce and industry

BROWNSVILLE, Texas — About 50 company representatives from the Greater Brownsville area participated in the first part of a three phase initiative created by the Brownsville Economic Development Council and United Brownsville with the intent of closing the gap between education, workforce, and industry.

Honorable Joe Straus Receives Leadership Award

BROWNSVILLE, Texas — The Honorable Joe Straus, Speaker of the Texas House, was recently recognized with the 2014 Outstanding Leadership in Economic Development Award during the 2014 Annual Leadership in Economic Development Reception of the Brownsville Economic Development Council.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recommends deepening of Brownsville Ship Channel

A proposal to deepen the Brownsville Ship Channel in order to accommodate newer, larger cargo vessels has received the official endorsement of the chief of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Plans in place for Brownsville to become a "true dual-customs airport"

Brownsville South Padre Island International Airport may become a major transit point for U.S. air cargo headed for Mexico once Brownsville International Air Cargo Inc.’s planned customs facility is up and running.