Sweetwater is only one of six communities in Texas to receive a grant through the United States Department of Agriculture. 

In February of 2020, the Sweetwater Economic Development applied for a grant through the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to participate in the Retail Academy, organized by The University of Texas at San Antonio and Retail Strategies. Sweetwater was one of only six communities chosen to receive the grant. The first set of deliverables have been received. These include a customized trade area and leakage report.  

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