Business Resources

LAREDO DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION

Industrial Attraction Division

The Industrial Attraction Division provides services to attract new industry and businesses to the Laredo/Webb County area, such as:

  • Works with prospect(s) request and assists companies interested in relocating to Lared
  • Target maquila and industrial suppliers to serve plants on the regional border northern Mexico
  • Promote the benefits of using the Port of Lázaro Cardenas Trade Route
  • Facilitate the promotion of the Laredo/Webb County Tax Abatement to perspective clients.
  • Target select industries in Tamaulipas and Nuevo Léon to locate logistical/distribution facilities in Laredo
  • Facilitate industrial park development in Laredo and Nuevo Laredo
  • Develop and maintain essential economic and trade-related data to assist prospective prospects with timely trends in order to promote and encourage location in Laredo

If you are interested in visiting Laredo, or would like economic/demographic information, please contact Joseph Mendiola or Priscilla Ferreyro at (956) 722-0563 or via email at jmendiola@ldfonline.org .

Special Projects Division

The Special Projects Division enhances and promotes education opportunities, infrastructure, quality-of-life, and legislative issues to help highlight Laredo/Webb County's economic and trade-handling advantages as the primary port of entry for U.S.-Mexico cross border trade and investment.

Administration Division

The Administration Division, is responsible for contracts, adhering to strict financial procedures, annual audits, preparing financial statements, board minutes and staff reports as well as performing special tasks assigned by the Board. Also responsible for staff training and maintaining membership in the International Economic Development Council, the Southern Industrial Development Council and the Texas Industrial Development Council.

For more information visit www.ldfonline.org .

 

LOGISTICS AND MANUFACTURING ASSOCIATION, PORT LAREDO

The Logistics & Manufacturing Association of Port Laredo is the successor to the Laredo Manufacturers Association and the Laredo Transportation Association. These two associations merged in February of 2007 and is structured and organized as a viable resource to the manufacturing and transportation communities of Los Dos Laredos. The membership is active in various committees. These committees include: Communication, Customs/Transportation, Education, Environmental, Government Interface, Maquiladora, Membership and Scholarship.

For more information visit www.lmaportlaredo.org.

 

ASSOCIATION OF LAREDO FORWARDING AGENTS

ALFA was created with the primary purpose of promoting forwarding agencies in Laredo Texas at both the National and the International. ALFA is a sister organization of the Customs Brokers Association of Nuevo Laredo, which brings together members of the same that have a redirecting company in Laredo, Texas, to represent their interests in the United States.

For more information visit www.alfaforwarders.org

 

TAMIU – SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTER

The Texas A&M International University Small Business Development Center (TAMIU-SBDC) works with existing and startup businesses to help them grow and compete in today’s global economy. SBDC’s are available to provide assistance during every phase of the business life cycle. The improvements that result because of our direct support of our client’s activities lead to job creation, investments, and economic growth for communities throughout central Texas.

The SBDC’s professional staff of counselors, trainers, and researchers provides comprehensive, confidential business counseling services that are at no cost to the client.

TAMIU-SBDC serves 3 counties within the 79 county service area of the South-West Texas Border SBDC regional office. This regional office, located in San Antonio, directs the activities of 10 satellite SBDC’s, located as far west as El Paso and as far east as Corpus Christi. For more information visit www.sbdc.tamiu.edu