Ricky Longoria Visits South Korea With McAllen EDC

Ricky and Yun Tae-hee, Director of Economic Development for Daejeon City

Last month, BMC Partner and Chairman of the McAllen Economic Development Corporation, Ricky Longoria, CPA, CFE, visited South Korea in an effort to promote economic development in both the Valley and South Korea.

During the trip, which lasted from Mach 29 to April 3, McAllen EDC met with upwards of 30 Korean CEOs, hoping to attract Korean investment to McAllen and perhaps aid South Texas companies in expanding business to Korea.

A highlight of the trip included the signing of a "memorandum of understanding for economic and industrial cooperation" by Ricky and Yun Tae-hee, the Director of Economic Development for Daejeon City. "Now I see why MEDC has been coming to South Korea for the last 27 years," noted Ricky, "the friendships, the bond, the business exchange and potential is extreme... it's time we take action!"

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