Wednesday, July 14, 2010

CNBC: Texas No. 1 state for business in 2010

McAllen Economic Development Corporation
July 14th, 2010

And the article starts:

“They say everything in Texas is big, and that sure goes for its stature in business.”A recent study from CNBC ranked Texas the No. 1 state in the United States for business based:

* Cost of Doing Business, Workforce, Quality of Life, Economy, Transportation & Infrastructure, Technology & Innovation, Education, Business Friendliness, Access to Capital and Cost of Living.  Texas received the highest amount of points ever.

This is great news for McAllen. McAllen offers a competitive, low-cost business model that allows companies to have a strategic global location and direct access to the North American and Latin American markets.

View the full report here

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TxDOT awards $34 million for East Loop Project

July 13, 2010 9:25 PM
By LAURA B. MARTINEZ, The Brownsville Herald

The sights and sounds of tractor-trailer rigs traveling through state Highway 48 to International Boulevard in Brownsville could become less of a nuisance for motorists and businesses in a few years.

The Texas Department of Transportation of TxDOT’s State’s Pass Through Financing Program recently awarded Cameron County more than $34 million for the construction of the East Loop Project.

The East Loop project, which has been in the planning stages for at least 15 years, would connect Veterans International Bridge at Los Tomates to the Port of Brownsville.

It would allow the rerouting of traffic from ... Click here to read more