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Featured: Ronnie Larralde, Executive Director, Edinburg Chamber of Commerce, addresses elected officials, business executives, and other community dignitaries soon after his selection on Monday January 7, 2019 by the local business lobby group as its top administrator. One of Larralde’s first major projects for this year as executive director will take place on Thursday, February 7, 2019, with the chamber’s RGV Census Forum, which will bring together the four county judges from the Rio Grande Valley to emphasize the importance of U.S. Census Day, which is April 1, 2020.

Share of $800 billion to be focus of RGV’s Four County Judges

February 7 Public Affairs Luncheon organized by Edinburg Chamber of Commerce

The Rio Grande Valley’s political power from the state house in Austin to the Congress and White House in Washington, D.C. will be significantly influenced by the upcoming U.S. Census 2020, when the federal government carries out a population count of all its residents, as required by the U.S. Constitution.

The higher the population count, which will take place nationally next year, the more federal money will come to the Rio Grande Valley.

The data collected by the decennial (taking place every 10 years) U.S. Census also will determine the number of seats each state has in the U.S. House of Representatives (a process called apportionment).



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