Edinburg EDC Prepares for 86th Legislative Session

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Caballero Governmental Affairs to Represent Edinburg EDC’s Interests in Austin

Elvia Lopez
Elvia Caballero Lopez

Texas Border Business

Edinburg, Texas – As state legislators prepare for the upcoming 86th Legislative Session, which commences this month, government entities across Texas are working to align their legislative priorities to ensure that their respective goals and projects are front and center among state decision makers. The Edinburg Economic Development Corporation (EEDC) is coordinating efforts to work with a professional governmental liaison firm that will effectively represent the EEDC’s interests in Austin.

As such, the Edinburg Economic Development Corporation has entered into an agreement with Caballero Governmental Affairs, a well-known and respected firm with the relevant knowledge and background necessary to work on the EEDC’s behalf and promote its projects and priorities related to issues such as business and economic development, workforce development, and commerce and trade.

Caballero Governmental Affairs is headed by principal Elvia Caballero Lopez, an established, reliable, and ethical consultant at the Texas State Capitol with 27 years’ experience in the legislative arena. With 14 years of experience working for a variety of legislators, and an almost equal amount of time advocating for clients, Lopez has an extensive background in the legislative process, public, and government relations, and has an efficient and effective track record implementing legislative agendas. Having previously represented Edinburg in the past, Ms. Lopez is familiar with city issues and brings a depth of historical knowledge to the EEDC.

Under the agreement, Caballero Governmental Affairs will keep the EEDC board and staff abreast of all legislation that may affect the organization and its future; will advise and plan regarding legislation of interest to the EEDC; coordinate meetings and visits with key stakeholders and legislators; and develop strategies and other activities to support the EEDC.

Joey Treviño
Joey Treviño

“We are excited to have such an experienced legislative firm represent our economic interests in Austin,” said EEDC Executive Director Joey Trevino. “We are confident that this relationship will help us remain aware and updated on specific legislative issues as they relate to Edinburg EDC’s economic development goals and priorities, and that they result in projects that will help to spur economic activity in our area,” he added.

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