Economic and community development representatives from throughout the region met in Eastland on March 16, to sharpen their development skills.
A workshop entitled â€śSecrets of Economic Development Unveiledâ€ť offered presentations by several E.D. specialists. Topics included: economic development programs and assistance available through the Governorâ€™s Office; whatâ€™s new in economic development; legislative update; prospecting for prospects and how to respond; and legalities that ED organization must follow.
The workshop was open to members and guests of the Texas Midwest Economic Development Alliance. The Alliance was formed in 1999 to provide educational and networking support to TMCN cities actively engaged in economic development.
The E.D. Alliance is one of several programs conducted by Texas Midwest Community Network, an organization of â€ścommunities working together to accomplish what one community cannot do alone.â€ťÂ The regional organization sponsors a number of networking events during the year as well as projects to market the region for business and tourism development.
TMCN member cities include: Abilene, Albany, Anson, Aspermont, Baird, Ballinger, Brady, Breckenridge, Bronte, Brownwood, Buffalo Gap, Cisco, Clyde, Coleman, Colorado City, Comanche, Cross Plains, De Leon, Dublin, Early, Eastland, Eden, Goldthwaite, Gorman, Hamilton, Hamlin, Haskell, Hico, Knox City, Menard, Merkel, Miles, Munday, Ranger, Robert Lee, Rising Star, Roscoe, Rotan, San Angelo, Santa Anna, Snyder, Stamford, Sweetwater, Throckmorton, Tye and Winters.
For more information about TMCN visit the website texasmidwest.org.