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  • Posted: 
    10/10/2017
    Author: Ashley Byrd

    Results from a regional analysis conducted by McCarthy/Blansett Group (MBG), based in Colorado, demonstrates an urgent demand for the Texarkana region to move forward immediately in establishing a regional economic development program. MBG was selected through a competitive procurement process as part of the Office of Economic Adjustment (OEA) grant, awarded to Workforce Solutions Northeast Texas. The Project Assessment and Alignment Report further includes these relative findings to support the call to action: (1) The Texarkana Chamber of Commerce has continued to demonstrate excellent performance and leadership for over a century and should house the effort; (2) The history of parochialism amongst local leadership must be put aside for Texarkana to get on board with the success of regionalism—trending as the future of economic development; and (3) A healthy budget will be necessary to initiate and sustain a regional program.

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  • Posted: 
    10/03/2017
    Author: Ashley Byrd

    TexAmericas Center (TAC) has a new tenant on their Central Campus, resulting from a partnership with local realtor Landon Huffer of Schimming Company Commercial Real Estate. Mr. Huffer introduced El Dorado Glass and Mirror Co., Inc. to TexAmericas Center in August of this year. The TexAmericas Center Board of Directors was able to then approve a lease for El Dorado Glass at their board meeting on Tuesday, August 22nd for approximately 4,750 square feet. The lease term will be for a period of twelve (12) months, commencing on September 1, 2017 and will terminate on the 31st day of August, 2018. 

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  • Posted: 
    10/02/2017
    Author: Ashley Byrd

    The TexAmericas Center Central Campus is close to reaching full occupancy of available building and site space for lease; this prompted the Chief Economic Development Officer and Executive Vice President, Eric Voyles, to create a “Construction Trailer Park” in 2016 from an area of unutilized ground on the campus. The new trailer park site offers a total of fifteen 12ft pads on Arkansas Ave. The site provides tenants a move-in ready option for locating office trailers to the footprint and has continued to be a great option for businesses doing contract work for the Red River Army Depot.

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  • Posted: 
    07/18/2017
    Author: Ashley Byrd

     Foote Consulting Group (FCG), LLC of Phoenix, Arizona has announced that the greater Texarkana region is attractive and ready for business growth in their recently released report, Texarkana Region Workforce Target Analysis. According to the analysis, the greater Texarkana region displays overall strength amongst every criteria used by site selectors internationally to identify locations for new or expanding businesses, including: (1) Transportation/Logistics, (2) Labor Costs, (3) Labor Availability & Quality, (4) Electric Power, (5) Sites & Buildings, (6) Incentives/Taxes, (7) Quality of Life/Cost of Living, (8) Education/Training. These criteria are often the most important factors for companies looking at potential locations, and considerations are usually based on a regional perspective— a 50 to 75 mile radius for the greater Texarkana region. Foote Consulting Group’s key conclusions for each criteria shows that the region is not only ready for business growth but competitive amongst benchmark locations.

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  • Posted: 
    05/11/2017
    Author: Ashley Byrd

    Economic developers like the staff of TexAmericas Center are charged with generating local economic growth, creating better jobs for area residents, and facilitating an improved quality of life for our region’s citizens. The economic development industry remains complex and challenging, but is a worthwhile pursuit. The vital work performed by the economic development profession is showcased nationally though the promotion of Economic Development Week (May 8-14, 2017), sponsored by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC). TexAmericas Center is excited to celebrate EDW 2017 with the announcement of their new HUBZone designation.

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