EDINBURG – The Edinburg Chamber of Commerce will host the Public Affairs Luncheon on Wednesday, May 18, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Echo Hotel and Conference Center, 1903 S. Closner Blvd., Edinburg.  Cost to attend is $15 per person and includes lunch.

The Public Affairs Luncheons are an initiative introduced in 2006, and since then have covered popular topics with speakers that cover important community and legislative issues. The vision is to inform, involve and educate Chamber investors and civic leaders. 

The event also allows business people to meet, network and create opportunities for the companies they represent. The sponsor for the Public Affairs Luncheon is Linebarger Goggan Blair & Sampson L.L.P.

The topic of discussion will be “Economic Development” with Pedro Salazar, executive director of the Edinburg Economic Development Corporation. 

“The Edinburg Economic Development Corporation will highlight several major projects that are currently underway.  Through the efforts of the board of directors and EEDC staff, the city of Edinburg will benefit by the creation of hundreds of jobs in 2011,” said Elva Jackson Garza, Edinburg Chamber of Commerce vice chair.

The Edinburg Economic Development Corporation (EEDC) plays a key role in assisting companies to expand, while helping to attract new business and industry to Edinburg. The EEDC provides the following services: site selection assistance, real estate database of properties and buildings, business seminars, job training assistance, data information center, coordination of state and local assistance and access to business start-up resources.

In addition, the EEDC can arrange custom tours, schedule meetings with community leaders, arrange introductions to necessary business contracts, and serve as an advocate with state and local governmental entities.

The Edinburg Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and Public Affairs Committee wishes to extend their appreciation to the sponsor, Linebarger Goggan Blair & Sampson, L.L.P.  Please call 956-383-4974 or by email to information@edinburg.com  to RSVP.