Cornavirus Updates & Business Resources

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Open Texas Checklists: Phase III – June 3, 2020

Revised

As Previously Posted

From the Texas Education Agency

The Governor’s Report to Open Texas

“As we open Texas, we are each called upon to be Texans: to act responsibly as we re-engage in the economy, to continue following all health precautions and sanitizing guidelines, and to care for our vulnerable neighbors. Lives depend on our actions. I know you will respond as Texans.” – Governor Greg Abbott

Message from SCIF President Rose Benavidez

During the last year the SCIF spent months formulating a strategic plan of economic growth that included a strong retention and recruitment plan that has already yielded commitments from national retailers and various others new businesses to locate in our community. These joint efforts have positioned Starr County well for what is to come, but all the planning in the world did not prepare us for a global pandemic that has forced us to adapt to a new reality.

We are learning with you how to get where we want and need to be. We are working with you to sustain our local businesses and remind everyone that we can start by shopping locally. We are here to support you and ready to offer the same level of service you have come to expect from us. We will continue to work with our leadership for federal funding advocacy, help coordinate emergency and recovery planning, assist our small businesses' in securing and navigating federal economic assistance and expand our recruitment efforts to prepare for the economic growth we have spent years building.

The road ahead will be difficult, but we will emerge from our shared challenges and our community will thrive again. We are in this together and we thank you for your trust as we steer into a better tomorrow.

 

Sincerely,

Rose Benavidez,
President Starr County Industrial Foundation