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BBVA Foundation supports the mission of LC Economic Development Center

Laredo College and BBVA USA have a longtime relationship based on their common goal of improving the lives of people in our community. Their latest collaboration comes in the form of a $10,000 donation from the BBVA Foundation to support the efforts of the Laredo College Economic Development Center.


The Laredo College Economic Development Center has a long legacy of leading the economic growth and recovery of our region through strategic partnerships and educational opportunities for our regional business community. BBVA has recognized this with their overall support of the center’s various projects and initiatives that aim to strengthen and diversify workforce opportunities across South Texas.


“We are honored to have been selected by BBVA USA for this donation that will support the operations of our Laredo College Economic Development Center,” Laredo College Board President Lupita Zepeda said. “During this critical economic period, the center has been a phenomenal asset for community members and small businesses alike, providing free workforce retraining, scholarships and other vital assistance. Donations like that of BBVA USA keep us on the path of economic recovery and allow the center to continue its decades-long mission of workforce training and economic expansion in our region.”


BBVA USA Texas Border and Gulf Coast CEO Susana Valencia and BBVA USA Texas Border Cities Global Wealth Executive James Notzon commemorated the gift to Laredo College on Tuesday, May 4. Board President Lupita Zepeda, Board Vice President Jorge “JD” Delgado, President Dr. Ricardo J. Solis, Vice President for Resource Development and External Affairs Dr. Nora Garza and Senior Director of External Affairs Michael Gonzalez were present on behalf of Laredo College.


“BBVA USA’s mission is to create opportunities for the people, communities and areas it serves,” said BBVA USA Texas Border CEO Susana Valencia. “To help enhance that mission, the bank strategically collaborates with organizations that have those same values, and have a proven track record of elevating its communities. The Laredo College Economic Development Center is committed to Laredo’s economic prosperity, and we are honored to help them in their continued efforts to make Laredo the best it can be.” 


Additional information regarding the Laredo College Economic Development Center can be found at or by calling (956) 721-5110.