Say "No" to Credit Card Competition Act
Tuesday, September 19, 2023
For consumers, the ability to pay for goods and services has never been easier or filled with more options. In addition to traditional payment cards such as Visa, Mastercard and American Express, new platforms including PayPal, Venmo and Apple Pay have emerged and flourished. Competition in the payments sector is robust, providing consumers not only with choices but also with benefits in the form of lucrative rewards programs. ...
Improving Infrastructure Crucial To Maintaining Border Economy
Wednesday, August 02, 2023
Educating all kids is key to Texas’ economic future
Wednesday, March 29, 2023
It is good politics and better economics to educate every child. It’s also morally right. Texas, proudly, has long been a national leader on this issue, offering in-state tuition rates at state postsecondary institutions to all Texas high school grads, regardless of immigration status, since 2001....
USMCA continues to expand prosperity
Friday, March 24, 2023
Three decades ago, visionary leaders from the United States, Canada and Mexico began laying the groundwork for supply chain networks based in North America. Now, more than ever, we need to continue building on that foundation to create a resilient economy that generates greater prosperity and more opportunities for more people...
Even Baby Boomers Can Embrace Change
Thursday, August 04, 2022
Inflation Is Crucial To Lowering National Debt
Tuesday, July 12, 2022
The same economic experts who a year ago confidently predicted that inflation was “transitory” are now predicting that inflation – now at a 40-year high – is already on the way down and the economy is on solid footing. Don’t believe them....
The Right To Vote Must Be Exercised
Wednesday, May 18, 2022
There is both irony and tragedy in the fact that while more Americans than ever have the right to vote, the number of Americans who actually exercise that right has mostly hovered just above 50 percent in presidential elections over the past 50 years. ...
Texas Energy Companies Can Offer Solution to Ongoing Oil Shortage
Tuesday, May 17, 2022
We Should Make Homeownership A Reality
Saturday, May 07, 2022
Rio Grande Valley Flourishes Despite Pandemic Challenges
Wednesday, March 16, 2022
The COVID pandemic, 19 months of border closures, tightening supply chains and growing inflation have had serious health, economic and social consequences for RGV communities. Yet in spite of these challenges, the RGV has not only endured, it has thrived. ...
Brownsville Chamber of Commerce Boosts Community Growth Amid Pandemic
Thursday, March 10, 2022
Menos restricciones para el comercio ayudarían a la economía de Estados Unidos
Friday, July 02, 2021
La pandemia del coronavirus, el reciente cierre temporal del Canal de Suez y la implementación del acuerdo entre Estados Unidos, Canadá y México, aparentan no tener nada en común. Pero estos eventos han cristalizado en diferentes formas la importancia del crecimiento y el fortalecimiento de la relación comercial entre Estados Unidos y México. Esta relación, construida con lazos comerciales y culturales entre nuestros dos países, es extensa y debe expandirse....
IBC Bank Offers Tips to Help Seniors Avoid Scams in the Digital Age
Wednesday, June 09, 2021
Boost U.S. Economy with Fewer Barriers to Trade
Friday, June 04, 2021
The coronavirus pandemic, temporary closure of the Suez Canal and United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement might seem unrelated, but they have crystallized the importance of expanding the extensive U.S.-Mexico trade relationship built on economic and cultural ties....
How to Maximize Savings in the Midst of a Pandemic
Wednesday, February 24, 2021
It's been almost a year since the U.S. shifted to a new, pandemic-produced normal, when the lives of many were adjusted to stay safe and healthy. Although a significant part of the adversity we're facing today is not in our control, the way we save money can be. February 22 – 26 is America Saves Week, the perfect reminder to check in on our finances, make changes and plan a better future....
A Personal Touch to a Digital World
Monday, January 25, 2021
When we think about the world of technology and its frequent users, we typically think of the younger generation – millennials and gen Zs. However, those young millennials are now approaching upward of 40 years of age and make up a large majority of the population. Adults over 60 have also turned to technology to stay in step with the rest of society. ...
Texas Border Leaders Identify Border Priorities for Incoming Biden Administration
Monday, January 25, 2021
The Border Economy Needs Help
Tuesday, November 17, 2020
Texans would never consider shutting down travel between Dallas and Fort Worth or Austin and San Antonio because of COVID-19. Even in the early days of the pandemic marked by uncertainty and rapid spread, Texas only instituted a 14-day self-quarantine for travelers entering the state from Louisiana, not a shutdown of routine travel across the state border....
La economía de la frontera necesita ayuda
Monday, November 16, 2020
Los Tejanos nunca considerarían suspender viajes entre Dallas y Fort Worth o entre Austin y San Antonio con motivo del COVID-19. Hasta en los inicios de la pandemia llenos de incertidumbre y diseminación rápida, Texas solo instituyó una cuarentena auto-impuesta para viajeros que llegaban de Louisiana, pero no una suspensión total de los viajes de rutina entre éstos dos estados....
International Students Key to Prosperity
Friday, August 28, 2020
Business Leaders Have Obligation to Support Census
Monday, July 20, 2020
While 2020 has presented many challenges for individuals and businesses throughout the Rio Grande Valley and across the Country, one lesser noticed challenge amid the COVID-19 pandemic has been the difficulty in ensuring full participation in the decennial Census....
Supply chain disruptions affect US businesses
Thursday, June 18, 2020
Gerry Schwebel is executive vice president, corporate international division, at IBC Bank. Most recently, he served as Senior Advisor to the Global Trade & Supply Chain Committee of Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick’s “Texas Back to Work Task Force”....