Economic Development Corporation 's Executive Director, Ramiro Garza Jr.
3333 Words Oct 7th, 2016 14 Pages
In the City of Edinburg, politics split into three parts, 68.920% Democratic, 30.290% Republican, and 0.796% independent. Economic:
Edinburg Economic Development Corporation’s Executive Director, Ramiro Garza Jr., Reports that Edinburg has generated over $1.14 million in local sales taxes for the month of April 2009. This figure is up 11% compared to $1,033,765.77 produced in the same month in 2008. The local sales taxes generated by the city’s one and a half cent local sales tax and the half-cent economic development sales tax that is administered by the EEDC. Edinburg has escaped the slowdown that has stymied the nation 's economic recovery and has seen double-digit economic growth over the last three months. The retail economy continues to grow in Edinburg with the newest additions of Sears, Tractor Supply Co., Tuesday Morning, CVS Pharmacy, Ross, and Lane Bryant.
Ramiro Garza, City Manager for the City of Edinburg has been awarded re-certified by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC). The re-certification required every three years, was awarded to Garza, who met demanding requirements for continuing education and service to the profession. With more than 15 years of economic development experience, Garza has accomplished numerous achievements like: supervised more than 100 economic development projects that have generated private investment of $475 million and the creation of more than 3,000 jobs; aggressively pursued funding for the…