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  • Fairview, Texas is Making Headlines

    Fairview, Texas is Making Headlines

    September was a busy, eventful, exciting month here in Fairview, Texas, where not one, but two big announcements put our community and our economic development efforts in the headlines.

  • How a Fairview, Texas Location Allows You to Give Your Employees the Most Valuable Gift of All

    How a Fairview, Texas Location Allows You to Give Your Employees the Most Valuable Gift of All

    During a recent recruiting mission with our state marketing partner, Team Texas, we had the opportunity to visit with nearly a dozen companies that had expressed interest in relocating or expanding their California businesses to Texas. This was an ideal way for us to gain a better understanding of our target customer, and it was gratifying to confirm that Fairview, Texas has exactly what many smaller, growing companies today are seeking: the winning combination of desirable location, nearby talent and affordable office space.

  • What Economic Development and Landscaping Have in Common

    What Economic Development and Landscaping Have in Common

    Explaining what I do as an economic developer or why my community even has an economic development department is something I have been asked about many times during my career. As a seasoned economic development professional and now as a coach, speaker and economic and community development trainer, it is my responsibility to help residents of my community understand how a strong economic development program serves their needs and desires for the place they call home.

  • Boost Business with Community Events

    Boost Business with Community Events

    Every relocation starts with a site visit; however, not every site visit takes the form of a business meeting. Have you ever thought about the image your community projects to the prospective relocation decision maker (or acquaintance of one) who just happens to be visiting for a completely unrelated reason, such as a recreational or holiday event?

  • “Surban” Development: The Latest Commercial Development Trend

    “Surban” Development: The Latest Commercial Development Trend

    The redefined live/work/play center combines urban and suburban advantages
     
    What do you get when you mix urban coolness with suburban practicality? Think high-end office sites, diverse retail, great restaurants and pleasant walkability combined with desirable housing options, reasonably priced real estate, ample and convenient parking, outstanding schools, safety and growth potential.

  • The Revitalization of Retail

    The Revitalization of Retail

    Brick-and-Mortar is Alive and Well
     
    Borrowing from a famous Mark Twain quip, rumors of the death of retail have been greatly exaggerated. No question, retail as we once knew it is evolving, but dead? Hardly!

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