Active month for SEED

The month of January proves to be a very active month for SEED (Sweetwater Enterprise for Economic Development), as noted during an update from Asst. Marketing/Admin. Director Kirstin Smith at the board of directors' meeting held on Monday morning.Last week, they participated in the Cline Shale Alliance meeting, which had very good attendance. And this week, SEED was able to offer an economic development update to the members of the Future Sweetwater class and join the group on a tour of USG and Buzzi Unicem.Also this month, a hotel /motel meeting was held which noted that occupancy numbers during the week stood around 75-80%, although that number drops slightly during the weekend. Pricing at local lodging areas remains stable, with the only major increase seen during the weekend of the World's Largest Rattlesnake Round-Up.Two other events are set to take place this month. SEED will have a booth and display set up at the Transmission Summit, which will be held in Sweetwater on January 22-23.In addition, the next meeting of the Nolan County Forward Planning Committee will be held on January 29. Continued interest has been seen in holding the meetings, as the gathering allows local leaders to learn about ongoing development within the area.SEED is also preparing for their annual trip to the Windpower conference, which will be held this May in Las Vegas. They will not have a booth this year, but will be partnering with High Ground for a continued presence at the event.