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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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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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Marble Falls EDC proposes program to help local businesses pay for improvements

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Proposed economic development grants would give Marble Falls merchants as much as $5,000 to make improvements aimed at attracting more customers. (more…)

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