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    NOTICE OF A SPECIAL MEETING AUGUST 6, 2020

    SPECIAL MEETING JULY 31, 2020

    EDCW SPECIAL MEETING

    EDCW PUBLIC COMMENTS Sign in Sheet JULY 15 2020

    Members of the public who wish to speak during public comments must submit " Public Comments Request Form" via email to weslacoedc@gmail.com no later than 12 noon on July 15, 2020

    EDCW Regular Board Meeting Agenda July 15, 2020

    https://tawb.org/covid-19-resources/

    TAWB is committed to keeping you informed. Please check back regularly for updates regarding the COVID-19 impact in Texas

    Governor’s Strike Force to Open Texas

    The Governor’s Strike Force to Open Texas will safely and strategically restart and revitalize all aspects of the Lone Star State—work, school, entertainment, and culture.

    Texas Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

    Learn about the State of Texas’ response to COVID-19, where to find testing, and how you can help. Make sure to seek information from your local city and county government officials too. Be well, Texas!

    TWC Funds to Provide Statewide Skills Enhancement for Unemployment Benefit Recipients

    AUSTIN – The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) has allocated funds to offer rapid skills enhancement opportunities to eligible workers in Texas. This new program includes all individuals receiving Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits during COVID-19 and will provide access to virtual skills enhancement opportunities.
    Texas has a historic number of UI beneficiaries as a result of COVID-19, which has resulted in an increased need for a range of services to support Texas businesses and workers, including the need to enhance the skills of unemployed Texans so they can prepare to reconnect to the workforce in valuable opportunities made available by Texas employers.

    Federal Resources for U.S. Small Businesses

    Welcome to the official federal resource website for U.S. small businesses affected by COVID-19 (Coronavirus). You can view relevant federal agency resources, access the latest news, and search for a Small Business Advisor near you.

    EDC Past Present Incentives Report

    EDCW Regular Board Meeting Agenda June 17, 2020

    Public Comments Sign In Sheet for EDCW Regular Board Meeting June 17, 2020

    Members of the public who wish to speak during public comments must submit " Public Comments Request Form" via email to weslacoedc@gmail.com no later than 12 noon on June 17, 2020

    The Economic Development Corporation of Weslaco announces the coming of a retail giant in the tool and accessories industry, Harbor Freight Tools.

    “We have been looking to open a Harbor Freight Tools location in Weslaco,” says Craig Hoffman, Director, Corporate Communications & Content for Harbor Freight, “and we are very appreciative of the efforts of the City Leaders and the Economic Development Corporation for all of their cooperation and enthusiasm in helping this become a realit

    Freeport Exemption

    The Freeport Exemption is a business personal property tax exemption on inventory "Goods in Transit," that is in Texas for a short period of time (175 days) and will be transported outside of the State of Texas. In 1989, Texas voters approved a constitutional amendment to exempt these "Freeport Goods" from property taxes. This valuable exemption is part of a larger effort to attract companies that qualify for Freeport Exemptions to the State of Texas by offering them a tax break.

    The City of Weslaco offers a "Double Freeport," and qualifying businesses in Weslaco must apply.

    To learn more about the Freeport Exemption, contact the EDC office of Weslaco at 956-969-0838 or visit the Texas Comptroller's Office at the link below.

    https://comptroller.texas.gov/economy/local/transit-exemptions/

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    EDCW Regular Board Meeting Minutes April 22, 2020

    EDCW Regular Board Meeting Minutes March 18, 2020

    EDCW Special Meeting Minutes March 5, 2020

    EDCW REGULAR Board Meeting Minutes Feburary 19, 2020

    EDCW Regular Board Meeting Minutes January 15, 2020

    The Economic Development Corporation of Weslaco announces business names of grant/loans recipients of the COVID-19 Weslaco Small Business Recovery Assistance Loan/Grant Program


    The Economic Development Corporation of Weslaco announces business names of grant/loans recipients of the COVID-19 Weslaco Small Business Recovery Assistance Loan/Grant Program intended to provide assistance to Weslaco-based businesses suffering from financial impacts related to the COVID-19 (corona-virus) pandemic.

    PUBLIC COMMENTS SIGN-IN SHEET REGULAR BOARD MEETING 5/20/2020

    This portion of the meeting is not intended to be an extended discussion or a debate and is limited to 3 minutes for each presenter.
    Due to the Texas Open Meetings Act, the Board does not reply; they listen.

    Members of the public who wish to speak during public comments must submit “Public Comments Request Form” no later than 12 noon on May 20, 2020.

    EDCW Regular Board Meeting Agenda May 20, 2020

    Programa de Préstamos/Becas de Asistencia para Recuperación de las Pequeñas Empresas de Weslaco.

    Weslaco Small Business Recovery Assistance Loan/Grant Program Application

    City of Weslaco WORK SAFE PLAN LINK

    *Forms must be typed and scanned to email address. Hand-written forms and pictures will NOT be accepted. All 4 pages must be complete and must include the plan in the Standard Health Protocols
    Work Safe Plan Steps:
    -Click link in Description
    - Download WORK SAFE PLAN (OFFICIAL)
    - Fill Out Whole Form with included occupancy load (Sample is available)
    - Email to oemworkplan@weslacotx.gov
    - Any question please contact the Emergency Operations call center at (956) 973-4001

    Eat Local in Weslaco

    Weslaco Single Member District-MAP

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    Weslaco ETJ Limit 2020

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    Notice of EDC-Weslaco Special Meeting May 6, 2020

    UTRGV Small Business Development Center

    The UTRGV SBDC can help new and existing small business owners develop their management skills by providing technical assistance through no-cost, confidential advisement in various business areas, such as business planning, financing, management, marketing, compliance, exporting, and human resources.

    Opening the State of Texas

    The Governor released his Governor’s Report to Open Texas on April 27, 2020.

    CARES ACT ASSISTANCE CHART

    The Governor’s Small Business Webinar Series: South Texas

    This event is hosted by the Governor's Economic Development Office and in partnership with the Texas Workforce Commission, the City of Eagle Pass, the Eagle Pass Chamber of Commerce, the South Padre Island Chamber of Commerce, the Laredo Chamber of Commerce, and Laredo College.

    Public Comments Sign in Sheet (Meeting Date 4/22/2020 email to WeslacoEDC@gmail.com)

    EDCW Regular Board Meeting Agenda April 22, 2020

    United States Congressman Henry Cullar- COVID 19


    As our nation addresses this global pandemic, I will work hard to make sure you have the latest information about the coronavirus and what Congress is doing to address it. COVID-19 is a respiratory disease caused by a new strain of coronavirus. COVID-19 was first detected in China and has spread to other countries, including the United States.

    U.S. Congressman Filemon Vela -COVID 19

    As we learn of more cases of coronavirus in patients both in the United States and abroad, I want to make sure to provide you with useful information to help keep you and your family safe and healthy.

    John Cornyn United States for Senator for Texas-COVID 19

    The safety and health of Texans is my absolute top-priority, and I’ve been working to ensure state and local officials from Texas cities affected by the Coronavirus have a seat at the table as we work together to keep Texans safe.

    TX Restaurant Relief Fund (TRRF)

    The COVID-19 pandemic crisis has brought upon the restaurant industry a challenge of catastrophic magnitude. The Texas Restaurant Association has been fighting daily to support the evolving needs of the more than 50,000 restaurants throughout the State of Texas and the 1.4 million workers they employ.

    To respond to this immediate financial need we have established the TX RESTAURANT RELIEF FUND through the Texas Restaurant Association Education Foundation, which is a 501(c)3 non-profit focused on the education and development of Texas’ restaurant industry workforce.

    The mission of the TX Restaurant Relief Fund (TRRF) is:

    TO PROVIDE IMMEDIATE FINANCIAL RELIEF TO TEXAS' INDEPENDENT RESTAURATEURS
    WITH FUNDS DESIGNED TO SAVE EMPLOYEE JOBS.

    Texas International Produce Association COVID 19 Updates

    TIPA has been monitoring the COVID-19 outbreak and has compiled information to help your business be prepared and take action.

    Office of the Texas Governor | Greg Abbott

    Coronavirus (COVID-19): Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources

    Occupational Safety and Health Administration ( OSHA) COVID 19 Resource Page

    Overview
    This webpage provides information for workers and employers about the evolving coronavirus outbreak first identified in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China. The information includes links to interim guidance and other resources for preventing exposures to, and infection with, the novel coronavirus—now officially named COVID-19.

    Staying Healthy at Home during the COVID-19 Pandemic

    Prepared by the U.S. CHAMBER OF COMMERCE CORONAVIRUS EMERGENCY L ANS Small Business Guide and Checklist

    SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans Update

    Due to the CARES Act, small businesses and non-profits can get up to a $10,000 advance on an Economic Injury Disaster Loan even if a previous application was declined or still pending. For more information, visit the SBA’s website and apply for the loan advance here.

    Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act

    The CARES Act was passed by Congress on March 27, 2020. The programs and initiatives in the Act are intended to assist business owners and nonprofits with current needs due to the COVID-19 crisis

    Paycheck Protection Program

    The CARES Act established a $349 billion SBA-backed Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to provide immediate access to capital for small businesses who have been impacted by COVID-19.

    Texas Workforce Commission Mass Claims for Unemployment Benefits

    The Mass Claims program streamlines the unemployment benefit claims process for employers faced with either temporary or permanent layoffs. Employers can submit basic worker information on behalf of their employees to initiate claims for unemployment benefits.

    Texas Workforce Commission Child Care & Early Learning COVID-19 Information

    Many families and child care programs that participate in the Texas Workforce Commission’s (TWC) subsidized child care program have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Additionally, many essential workers require child care to continue working during the emergency.
    TWC has approved multiple policy actions to support families and programs at this time and continues to move quickly to respond to child care needs across the state.

    Texas Workforce Commission COVID-19 Resources Job Seekers

    COVID-19 Resources Employers

    At the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC), the health and well-being of our employers, employees and communities is our top priority. We understand the concern and uncertainty you may be experiencing surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19) and are committed to being responsive to the needs of our customers as the situation evolves.

    RestoreYourEconomy.org

    RestoreYourEconomy is your resource for up-to-date information related to COVID-19 and its economic impacts. It is managed by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) with generous support from the U.S. Economic Development Administration and IEDC's Economic Development Research Partners program.

    United Fresh President & CEO Tom Stenzel's Update for March 23, 2020

    We continue to urge FDA to communicate out their guidance that food or food packaging does NOT transmit the coronavirus. There is misleading information about this in the media and even in some government statements. Please make sure to share the most recent FDA Food-Safety/COVID-19 Guidance on this issue when you see false information. Consumers should NOT be advised to wash fruits and vegetables with soap.

    EDCW Regular Board Meeting Agenda March 18, 2020

    Notice of Special EDCW Meeting March 5, 2020

    RFQ for Legal Services

    Strategic Planning Workshop Meeting

    Notice of Special Meeting Feburary 29, 2020

    February 19, 2020 Agenda

    The Economic Development Corporation of Weslaco begins 2020 with a revamped board under new leadership and with two new members.

    "The new board members join a Weslaco EDC that saw strong performance in 2019. The EDC was instrumental in bringing the Kapal Cabinet House to Weslaco in filling a new 80,000-square-foot facility that makes turn-key cabinets that serve hotels throughout the United States. The Weslaco EDC also worked closely with Commodities Integrated Logistics, (CiL), in fast tracking the permitting process in building and opening over 280,000 square feet of warehousing in the distribution of American-grown cotton to Mexico and around the world."

    Notice of Special Meeting

    EDC PAST PRESENT INCENTIVES REPORT

    EDCW Regular Board Meeting Minutes December 18, 2019

    EDCW Regular Board Meeting Minutes November 20, 2019

    EDCW Regular Board Meeting Minutes October 16, 2019

    EDCW Special Meeting Minutes October 3, 2019

    EDCW Regular Board Meeting Minutes September 18, 2019

    EDC Past Present Incentive Report

    EDC Past Present Incentive Report

    EDC Past Present Incentive Report

    EDC Past Present Incentive Report

    EDC Past Present Incentive Report

    EDC Past Present Incentive Report

    EDC Past Present Incentive Report

    EDCW Workshop Meeting Minutes July 20, 2019

    EDCW Regular Board Meeting Minutes June 19, 2019

    EDCW Regular Board Meeting Minutes May 15, 2019

    EDCW Regular Board Meeting Minutes April 17, 2019

    EDCW Regular Board Meeting Minutes March 20, 2019

    EDCW Regular Board Meeting Minutes February 20, 2019

    EDCW Regular Board Meeting Minutes January 23, 2019

    Articles of Amendment to Articles of Formation of The Economic Development Corporation of Weslaco

    Articles of Amendment to Articles of Incorporation of The Economic Development Corporation of Weslaco

    Articles of Incorporation of of The Economic Development Corporation of Weslaco A Non-Profit Corporation Weslaco, TX

    BYLAWS of The Economic Development Corporation of Weslaco A Non-Profit Corporation Weslaco

    EDCW Regular Board Meeting Agenda January 15, 2020

    EDCW Regular Board Meeting Agenda December 18, 2019

    1999-04_ Foreign Trade Zone No. 156- Information & Procedure Manual

    BYLAWS OF THE HIDALGO COUNTY REGIONAL FOREIGN TRADE ZONE

    EDCW Regular Board Meeting Agenda November 20, 2019

    EDCW Regular Board Meeting Agenda October 16, 2019

    Unemployment Graph August 2019

    Monthly Unemployment Recap for August 2019

    August 2019 Labor Market report WFS Lower Rio

    Notice of a Potential Quorum of the EDCW

    EDCW Notice of a Special Meeting

    Opportunity Zones in Weslaco, TX

    EDCW Regular Board Meeting Agenda September 18, 2019

    Site Selection Information Community Profile 2019

    Notice of EDCW Special Meeting

    Unemployment Graph July 2019

    Summary Report_ McAllen MSA

    Monthly Unemployment Recap for July 2019

    July 2019 Labor Market report WFS Lower Rio

    EDCW Regular Board Meeting August 21, 2019

    EDCW Regular Board Meeting July 24, 2019

    Workshop Meeting

    Monthly Unemployment Recap for May 2019

    Unemployment Graph May 2019

    May 2019 Labor Market report WFS Lower Rio Final

    EDCW Regular Board Meeting June 19, 2019

    Weslaco's Commercial Permit Report May 2019

    Weslaco's Residential Permit Report May 2019

    Weslaco's Residential Permitting Report April 2019

    Weslaco's Commercial Permitting Report April 2019

    EDC Past Present Incentives Report

    EDCW Regular Board Meeting May 15, 2019

    EDC Past Present Incentives Report

    Unemployment Graph March 2019

    Monthly Unemployment Recap for March 2019

    March 2019 Labor Market report WFS Lower Rio

    EDCW Regular Board Meeting April 17, 2019

    EDC Past Present Incentives Report

    Monthly Unemployment Recap for Feb 2019

    February 2019 Labor Market report WFS Lower Rio

    Unemployment Graph Feb 2019

    Weslaco’s footprint in cotton distribution continues to grow

    The City of Weslaco and the Economic Development Corporation invites you to the ground breaking ceremonies, March 22, 2019, at 10:00 AM, located at 1850 E. Sugar Cane Dr. in Weslaco, for the construction of 282,500 square feet of warehouse space at the Mid Valley Industrial Park in Weslaco.

    EDCW Regular Board Meeting March 20, 2019

    Weslaco's Residential Permit Report Jan. 2019

    Weslaco's Commercial Permit Report Jan 2019

    Monthly Unemployment Recap for Dec 2018

    December 2018 Labor Market report WFS Lower Rio Final

    Unemployment Graph Dec. 2018

    EDCW REGULAR BOARD MEETING

    AGENDA FOR FEBRUARY 20, 2019

    Weslaco's Mid Valley Industrial Park

    Mid Valley Industrial Park located in Weslaco, TX.

    EDCW Regular Board Meeting January 23, 2019

    EDCW Regular Board Meeting December 19, 2018

    EDC PAST PRESENT INCENTIVES REPORT

    EDCW Regular Board Meeting November 14, 2018

    Weslaco's Commercail Permit Report Sept. 2018

    Weslaco's Residential Permit Report Sept. 2018

    EDC PAST PRESENT INCENTIVE REPORT

    Unemployment Graph Sep 2018

    September 2018 Labor Market report WFS Lower Rio

    Monthly Unemployment Recap for Sep 2018.

    EDCW Regular Board Meeting October 17, 2018

    Unemployment Graph Aug 2018.

    August 2018 Labor Market report

    Monthly Unemployment Recap for August 2018

    EDCW Regular Board Meeting September 19, 2018

    July 2018 Labor Market report WFS Lower Rio

    Unemployment Graph July 2018

    Monthly Unemployment Recap for July 2018

    EDCW Regular Board Meeting August 15, 2018

    Mid Valley Industrial Park Interactive Map

    Mid Valley Industrial Park located in Weslaco, TX.
    This map is posted on the Mexico Industries News (http://www.mexicoindustry.com/en/news) website, under the Industrial Parks tab. It is here, that visitors will be able to view businesses and their location on an interactive map.

    June 2018 Labor Market report WFS Lower Rio

    Unemployment Graph June 2018

    Monthly Unemployment Recap for June 2018

    Weslaco's Residential Permit Report June 2018

    Weslaco's Commercial Permit Report June 2018

    EDCW Regular Board Meeting July 18, 2018

    EDCW Regular Board Meeting June 27, 2018

    May 2018 Labor Market report WFS Lower Rio Final

    Unemployment Graph May 2018.

    Monthly Unemployment Recap for May 2018

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    EDCW Regular Board Meeting June 20, 2018

    Weslaco's Residential Permit Report May 2018

    Weslaco's Commercial Permit Report May 2018

    April 2018 Labor Market report WFS Lower Rio

    Unemployment Graph April 2018

    Monthly Unemployment Recap for Apr 2018

    Weslaco's Commercial Permit Report April 2018

    Weslaco's Residential Permit Report April 2018

    Notice of a Potential Quorum of the Economic Development Corporation of Weslaco

    EDCW Regular Board Meeting May 16, 2018

    March 2018 Labor Market report WFS Lower Rio Final

    Monthly Unemployment Recap for March 2018

    Unemployment Graph Mar 2018

    EDCW Regular Board Meeting April 18, 2018

    Weslaco's Residential Permit Report March 2018

    Weslaco's Commercial Permit Report March 2018

    Monthly Unemployment Recap for Feb 2018

    Unemployment Graph Feb 2018

    February 2018 Labor Market report WFS

    EDCW Regular Board Meeting April 2, 2018

    EDCW Regular Board Meeting March 28, 2018

    Weslaco's Residential Permit Report Feb. 2018

    Weslaco's Commercial Permit Report Feb. 2018

    Jan. 2018 Labor Market report WFS Lower Rio

    Unemployment Graph Jan. 2018

    Monthly Unemployment Recap Jan.2018

    EDCW Agenda for Special Meeting March 13, 2018

    Valley Initiative for Development and Advancement: Implementation and Early Impact Report

    EDCW REGULAR BOARD MEETING

    Weslaco Permit Report January 2018

    Monthly Unemployment Recap for Dec 2017

    Unemployment Graph Dec 2017

    December 2017 Labor Market report WFS Lower Rio

    Weslaco Permit Report Dec. 2017

    Weslaco Permit Report November 2017

    Weslaco Permit Report October 2017

    Weslaco Permit Report September 2017

    City Permit Report August 2017

    Weslaco Permit Report July 2017

    Permit Report June 2017

    Weslaco Permit Report May 2017

    Weslaco Permit Report April 2017

    Weslaco Permit Report March 2017

    Weslaco Permit Report Feb. 2017

    Weslaco Permit Report Jan 2017

    EDC-Weslaco Regular Board Meeting

    January 8, 2018 Special Meeting

    Monthly Unemployment Recap for Nov 2017

    November 2017 Labor Market report WFS Lower Rio

    Unemployment Graph Nov 2017

    EDCW REGULAR BOARD MEETING

    Joint Meeting of EDCW With The City of Weslaco

    Monthly Unemployment Recap Oct 2017.

    October 2017 Labor Market report WFS Lower Rio

    Unemployment Graph Oct 2017

    November 15, 2017 Agenda

    EDC-Weslaco Regular Board Meeting

    Monthly Unemployment Recap Sept 2017

    Unemployment Graph Sept 2017

    Sept 2017 Labor Market report WFS

    JOINT WORKSHOP OF WESLACO CITY COMMISSION & WESLACO EDC

    October 18, 2017 Agenda

    EDC-Weslaco Regular Board Meeting

    Alfresco Vendor Application

    Unemployment Graph Aug 2017

    Monthly Unemployment Recap for Aug 2017

    August 2017 Labor Market report WFS Lower Rio Grande Valley

    August Labor Market Report 2017 Mc Allen, Mission, Edinburgh

    Labor Report provided by Texas Workforce Commission

    September 20, 2017 Agenda

    Labor Force in Border Municipalities

    Labor Force in Border Municipios in Tamaulipas

    Rio Grande Valley Map

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    June 2017 Labor Report

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    Lower Rio Grande Valley Development Council

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    City of Weslaco

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    Hidalgo County

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    South Texas Manufacturers association

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    Rio South Texas Economic Council

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    Progreso International Bridge

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    WorkForce Solutions

    MIKE WILLIS - Senior Business Relations Representative | 956-661-2908 (ofc) | 956-499-7564 (cel) | MikeW@WFSolutions.org

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    Rio Valley Switching Company: Burgos Basin Proximity

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    Rio Valley Switching Company: RVSC System Map

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    Rio Valley Switching Company: Union Pacific System Map

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    Texas Class I Railroads Map

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    Overweight / Oversize Corridor Map

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    Texas Deep Water Sea Ports Map

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    Ports of Entry Map

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    Texas Biofuel and Biomass Resources Map

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    Foreign Trade Zones Map

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    Top Employers in Weslaco - 2018

    Weslaco 100 & Façade (PDF file)

    EDCW Public Information Request Form

    Incentive Application

    Past Present Incentives Report

    Agenda July 24, 2019

    July 31, 2017 Special Meeting Agenda

    July 19, 2017 Agenda

    June 21, 2017 Agenda

    May 15, 2017 Agenda

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    January 18, 2017 Agenda

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