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Texas Workforce Commissioner Julian Alvarez (kneeling) signed a $52,500 ‘check’ during a May 3 presentation to Highland Lakes economic leaders in Marble Falls. The commission matched contributions by three area economic development corporations to support educational efforts in several high-demand careers. Joining Alvarez at the ceremony were Pat McDowell (standing, left) of the Llano EDC, Burnet City Manager David Vaughn, Marble Falls EDC Executive Director Christian Fletcher, and Workforce Solutions Rural Capital Area CEO Paul Fletcher. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

TWC grant to fund training for high-demand jobs in the area

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO Texas Workforce Commissioner Julian Alvarez said the last time he was in Marble Falls, as a high school sports official, he was booed. On May 3, he was cheered. (more…)

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Harmony Park in downtown Marble Falls will include musical instruments that can be played by anyone as they spend time around Main Street. Rendering courtesy of city of Marble Falls

Downtown Marble Falls’s newest music venue: Harmony Park

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS Steve Reitz remembers a family trip to Silverton, Colorado, because of one of the city’s downtown features: a musical instrument installation. “From 2 years old to 100, everyone hit (one of those instruments) once or twice,” said Reitz, the Marble Falls Economic Development Corp. board president. “It was a real asset […]

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From Johnson Park in Marble Falls you can see the back of two properties on Buena Vista Drive that soon will be demolished. The Marble Falls Economic Development Corp. awarded a low bid of $37,250 to Hansco Inc. to demolish the homes at 108 and 112 Buena Vista Drive during its regular board meeting Feb. 6. The two EDC-owned properties are on the left and right of the photo. The middle building is privately owned. Staff photo by Jared Fields

Bid approved to tear down Buena Vista houses for parks space

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS Two houses on Buena Vista Drive near Lakeside Pavilion in Marble Falls soon will be demolished. (more…)

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Marble Falls Economic Development Corp. board President Steve Reitz recognized former board member Jane Marie Hurst during the regular meeting Jan. 2. Hurst resigned from the board in December to take office as the Burnet County Precinct 3 justice of the peace. Staff photo by Jared Fields

Marble Falls EDC adds workforce development, arts projects to its list; public hearing Feb. 6

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS The Marble Falls Economic Development Corp. will add two items to its projects list for the first time in more than two years. (more…)

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Marble Falls EDC partners with workforce groups to help fill needed occupations

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS The Marble Falls Economic Development Corp. committed $46,900 to future job training in partnership with Workforce Network Inc. and Workforce Solutions Rural Capital Area. (more…)

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Jolly Rodgers Paddle Co. received a Community Leverage Grant from the Marble Falls Economic Development Corp. during its regular board meeting Nov. 7. The grant is a match with funds received from the Marble Falls Hotel Occupancy Tax committee to purchase a high-definition projector and an inflatable screen to show free movies in city parks and on the water. Staff photo by Jared Fields

With EDC decision, you could be watching movies on the lake

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS Free monthly movies in Marble Falls parks could soon be a regular occurrence after the Economic Development Corp. and Hotel Occupancy Tax committee approved funds for an inflatable screen and a high-definition projector. (more…)

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The Marble Falls Economic Development Corp. approved the sale of two properties in the city’s Business and Technology Park in north Marble Falls during its regular Oct. 10 meeting. File photo

Marble Falls EDC approves two property sales in Business and Technology Park

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS The Marble Falls Economic Development Corp. board approved the sales of two properties in the city’s Business and Technology Park during its regular meeting Oct. 10. (more…)

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The Marble Falls Economic Development Corp. presented a $72,994.34 check to Baylor Scott & White Health as the final payment in a $2.5 million agreement for providing new jobs and extending utilities after opening its Marble Falls hospital in 2012. Pictured are EDC board members Ryan Nash (left), EDC Executive Director Christian Fletcher, John Packer, Bramer Owens of Baylor Scott & White Health, Steve Reitz, Lindsay Plante, Jane Marie Hurst, Chris Beck of Baylor Scott & White Health, Mark Mayfield, and Judy Miller. Staff photo by Jared Fields

Marble Falls EDC hears updates on hospital job creation, new brewery, city projects

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS MARBLE FALLS — Marble Falls Economic Development Corp. board members heard updates about city projects, the progress of Baylor Scott & White, and a new brewery at their regular meeting Sept. 5. (more…)

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Grant creates plumber training program at Central Texas College

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — Almost 100 new plumbers will be needed in the Highland Lakes in the next five years, according to a statistic from state labor boards. This is due to new subdivisions, businesses, and other growth. (more…)

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Aaron Farmer of The Retail Coach will present a free program geared toward small-business owners looking to succeed in a world dominated by online retail giants. Courtesy photo

Marble Falls EDC hosting small business presentation on how to compete in Amazon-size world

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON MARBLE FALLS — If you’re the owner of a small business, especially a brick-and-mortar retail shop, your world shifted — well, actually endured an 8.0 earthquake — when online giant Amazon and other e-commerce sites started booming. (more…)

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Angel Mitchell works on the Christmas tree at J&J’s on Main in Marble Falls. Shop owner Lindsay Burrow and many businesses in the Highland Lakes depend on people shopping locally. Since 2010, American Express has emphasized the importance of shopping locally through its annual Small Business Saturday: Shop Small promotion, which is Saturday, Nov. 25, this year. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

Small Business Saturday shopping fuels growing Marble Falls economy

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY MARBLE FALLS — City and business leaders are promoting a “shop local” theme this holiday season to motivate shoppers to support mom-and-pop businesses and boost the local economy. (more…)

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A manufacturing company could lay down stakes on 16 acres in the Marble Falls Business and Technology Park in an area where Marble Falls Economic Development Corp. officials cleared the way for new development. File photo

Manufacturing company considering move to Marble Falls

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY MARBLE FALLS — Marble Falls Economic Development Corp. officials have taken steps to coax a manufacturing company to the city on several acres in an area of the Marble Falls Business and Technology Park opened for development with a roadway extension. (more…)

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Marble Falls EDC awards hospital more than $229,000 for jobs goal

Marble Falls EDC awards hospital more than $229,000 for jobs goal

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY MARBLE FALLS — Economic development officials have awarded Baylor Scott & White Medical Center-Marble Falls nearly $230,000 for meeting a jobs creation goal and extended the entity’s incentive package for another year. (more…)

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Marble Falls EDC workshops to help growing businesses

Marble Falls EDC workshops to help growing businesses

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — Business owners and their employees looking to grow their business and develop customer service excellence might want to attend one or both of the upcoming Marble Falls Economic Development Corp. workshops. (more…)

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Marble Falls city leaders are considering a proposed parking garage adjacent to a potential hotel/conference center project. The frontage of the four-story, 280-space structure (pictured) would be on Yett Street between Buena Vista Drive and Main Street. Staff photo by Connie Swinney Read more: http://www.dailytrib.com/2017/07/27/4-story-parking-garage-take-spot-next-lakeside-park/#ixzz4op8GeurZMarble Falls city leaders are considering a proposed parking garage adjacent to a potential hotel/conference center project. The frontage of the four-story, 280-space structure (pictured) would be on Yett Street between Buena Vista Drive and Main Street. Staff photo by Connie Swinney

Parking garage is part of the bigger picture, Marble Falls leaders say

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON MARBLE FALLS — It’s not just for the hotel/conference center. That’s one of the messages that came out of the city of Marble Falls’ Capital Improvement Plan Committee meeting Aug. 3, particularly in regards to a proposed $4.5 million parking garage. (more…)

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City abandons its right-of-way for Lake Marble Falls hotel/conference center project

City abandons its right-of-way for Lake Marble Falls hotel/conference center project

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY MARBLE FALLS — City Council members cleared the way for the proposed eastside footprint of a hotel/conference center, which is part of private-public partnership coordinated by the Marble Falls Economic Development Corp. (more…)

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The Marble Falls Economic Development Corp. office at 801 Fourth St. in Marble Falls. To contact the EDC or for more information, go to marblefallseconomy.com or call (830) 798-7079. File photo

Marble Falls City Council eases oversight of EDC board policies

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY MARBLE FALLS — City Council members have approved granting the Marble Falls Economic Development Corp. more autonomy in decision-making policies, including removing the council’s role in approving the selection of the entity’s executive director. (more…)

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Potential $35M hotel centerpiece of downtown MFalls revitalization plan

Potential $35M hotel centerpiece of downtown MFalls revitalization plan

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — While plans for a potential $35 million hotel/conference center near downtown take shape, a city commissioner questions whether economic development leaders have considered the impact on traffic, wages and housing as the project moves forward. The Marble Falls Economic Development Corp. interviewed three potential developers in October […]

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After a decade with the Highland Lakes Legacy Fund, Midge Dockery has accepted the newly created position of business development coordinator for the Marble Falls Economic Development Corp. Staff photo by Connie Swinney

Marble Falls EDC hires Dockery for newly created post

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — After narrowing down a list of 52 applicants, Marble Falls Economic Development Corp. officials chose Midge Dockery, a longtime nonprofit funding director, for a newly created business development coordinator position Oct. 7. Dockery is the director of the Highland Lakes Legacy Fund and has worked for nonprofit […]

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Marble Falls EDC loses money on CorWorth deal

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS – What started as a deal for a potential vocational school and an eco-friendly carmaker ended with a private corporation that makes outdoor public restroom kits purchasing a building from the Marble Falls Economic Development Corp. for $1.4 million, officials say. (more…)

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The Marble Falls Economic Development Corp. on Sept. 3 presented the Scott & White Healthcare Foundation with a ceremonial $302,670 check for meeting jobs creation goals. Pictured are EDC Executive Director Christian Fletcher (left), Lone Star Capital Bank Executive Vice President Mark Hodges, Scott & White representatives Bramer Owens and Eric Looper and EDC board members Steve Reitz, Matthew Wright, Judy Miller, Butch Kemper, Jane Marie Hurst and Mark Mayfield. Courtesy photo

Marble Falls EDC hands Scott & White big check for creation of jobs

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls Economic Development Corp. presented Scott & White Healthcare Foundation with a $302,670 reimbursement check Sept. 3 because of the healthcare facility’s creation of 52 jobs this year at the Scott & White Speciality Clinic-Marble Falls, 800 Texas 71 West just off U.S. 281. (more…)

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Marble Falls EDC looks to buy land, spur growth downtown

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF  MARBLE FALLS — Economic Development Corp. officials are eyeing a tract of land between historic downtown Main Street and Lakeside Park for potential development such as a performing arts center, a hotel and conference center or a retail, eatery and lodging complex. (more…)

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Marble Falls brewery, EDC get enough signatures for alcohol option on May ballot

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Marble Falls Economic Development Corp. officials and owners of a fledgling microbrewery obtained more than enough signatures needed on a petition to offer an alcohol-sale-and-consumption option to voters, officials said. Initially, petitioners calculated they needed 436 registered Marble Falls voters based on 35 percent of participants in […]

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Marble Falls alcohol option petition 36 signatures short as deadline approaches

FROM STAFF REPORTS  MARBLE FALLS — A group trying to place an alcohol/consumption sales option on the May city ballot needs a little more than three dozen registered voter signatures by Jan. 17 to meet the next election deadline. Marble Falls Economic Development Corp. members and the owners of the fledgling Save The World Brewing […]

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The Marble Falls Economic Development Corp. approved the sale of two properties in the city’s Business and Technology Park in north Marble Falls during its regular Oct. 10 meeting. File photo

Microbrewery, Marble Falls EDC circulate petition for alcohol option

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Supporters of putting a local liquor option on the ballot face an uphill battle as a Jan. 10 deadline looms to gather more than 400 signatures, officials say. “A number of people in our area (live) outside the city limits,” said Marble Falls Economic Development Corp. board […]

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Marble Falls EDC pushing for local option election on alcohol sale, consumption

CONNIE SWINNEY• PICAYUNE STAFF  MARBLE FALLS  — Economic Development Corp. officials said extending areas that allow for the sale and the consumption of alcohol on premises could coax more businesses and jobs to the community. As a result, EDC officials are circulating a petition to gather hundreds of signatures to allow for a local option […]

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