Smith has joined the Katy Area EDC as brand place coordinator, a new position created to implement the Katy Area “Energy Grows Here” brand, reporting to President/CEO Lance LaCour.
In recognition of its growing impact and influence on regional economic development, the Katy Area Economic Development Council received the Katy Chamber of Commerce’s Exceptional Service Award during the Chamber’s recent annual gala.
As the award’s name indicates, the Katy Chamber of Commerce does not present the Exceptional Service Award annually.
The Texas Association of Manufacturers unabashedly declared 2013 to be the “Year of the Manufacturer in Texas” during a Wednesday celebration of Texas’ Manufacturers’ Day.
The statewide manufacturing organization also outlined its priorities for Texas’ legislative session, which are designed to ensure that manufacturers can live up to the hype of “The Year of the Manufacturer.”
$29 million bond used for parks, trail system
An extensive park and trail system in the Willow Fork Drainage District is slowly taking shape as designers draw up plans for an interconnecting trail system, a vital piece of the puzzle in a $29 million green space package.
The improvements follow a 2011 bond election that voters narrowly passed in the 5,718-acre district, which is located largely within Fort Bend County.
The package includes 10 school parks—which were completed in the fall of 2012—along with several community parks and an interconnecting trail system that will be completed in phases.
Two propositions were approved by voters: One that enabled the district—which manages drainage channels in Cinco Ranch, Falcon Ranch, Kelliwood and Canyon Gate—to issue $29 million in bonds, and another that allows it to use tax revenue to maintain new facilities.
We snapped our sponsor Katy EDC's Frank Lombard and Lance LaCour.