BEDC Receives Competitive Ready Seal

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Thursday, September 1, 2011 - 8:25am

Brownsville businesses are growing and some people are starting to take notice as the Brownsville Economic Development Council earned the Competitive Ready Seal on Wednesday.

The award is an endorsement of the area's overall capacity to support business development and BEDC member Gilberto Salinas stated, "Once we get this seal then it opens up the doors for us to communicate with some pretty big companies, those Fortune 500 companies that we all desire to have. Right now, we have $2.5 billion dollars in capital investment in five different projects in the pipeline, by us getting this seal it would facilitate us closing those deals."

Some of the regions advantages, which helped it earn the award, including safety, ongoing improvements to infrastructure and cooperative leadership led to job growth.

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