Rio Grande City hosts binational roundtable discussion for economic growth

Updated: Aug 24

City of Rio Grande City

Mayor Joel Villarreal gives remarks at regional roundtable.

Regional progress and prosperity were the central themes of a binational roundtable co-hosted by the City of Rio Grande City in partnership with the Greater Rio Grande City Chamber of Commerce on Friday, August 13, 2021.


The meeting helped unify neighboring border cities in an effort to attract potential international business opportunities to the region.


"It is a great initiative that we have here today to look at this concept of regional prosperity," said Mayor Villarreal, "The purpose today is to discuss how we can bring more industry, trade, commerce, and business developments to our areas."


Rio Grande City Mayor Joel Villarreal welcomed the attendance of Mayor Jaime Escobar of Roma, Texas, Mayor-elect Nathaly Garcia of Ciudad Diaz-Ordaz, Tamaulipas, Mayor-elect Ramiro-Cortez Barrera of Ciudad Miguel Aleman, Tamaulipas, Mayor-elect Mely Rocha of Ciudad Camargo, Tamaulipas, Mayor Leticia Pena of Ciudad Camargo, Tamaulipas, members of the Consejo Empresarial de la Región Ribereña, officers of the Chamber of Commerce for Ciudad Camargo and Ciudad Miguel Aleman, and directors for the Roma EDC and Rio Grande City EDC to the business meeting.


Each city delivered a summary of their community’s strengths. Together, they identified opportunities such as expanding hours of operation at the Rio Grande City – Camargo International Bridge, enhancing roadway security for Mexico’s Federal Highway 54, and expanding area capacity for storage and cargo handling.




This is the first step in a series of meetings and joint actions for the delegation of cities and chambers. In the next roundtable, they will explore advocacy efforts within Mexico’s interior cities.


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