Katy Area EDC GA features presentations from Mayor of Fulshear, Katy ISD

Friday, April 23, 2021

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For the first time in over a year, Katy Area Economic Development Council welcomed members and guests for an in-person general assembly meeting while adhering to COVID-19 safety guidelines. The meeting, which was hosted by Embassy Suites by Hilton Houston West-Katy, was headlined by presentations from Aaron Groff, Mayor of Fulshear, and a presentation by Katy ISD covering the May 1 bond referendum. For those members not able to attend, the meeting was streamed.

Groff, who was elected in 2018, leads the growing City of Fulshear which encompasses the southwestern portion of the Katy area. Recently named the fastest growing community in Texas, Fulshear continues to attract new businesses and families while maintaining a small town charm. With the growing population, infrastructure remains a focus through transportation projects such as Texas Heritage Parkway which will connect I-10 to FM 1093. The area is expected to continue its growth trend as its home to numerous master-planned communities and land available for future development. The Mayor also discussed the City’s Strategic Economic Development Plan, targeted industries and focus on innovation related economic development.

Katy ISD Superintendent Dr. Ken Gregorski and Chief Financial Officer Chris Smith shared information on the Katy ISD bond package which will go before voters on Saturday, May 1. As part of the package, there are four propositions. Approval of the propositions will result in no tax change. Each proposition is outlined below.

  • Prop A: New Schools, Purchase of School Sites, Renovations and Expansion of Aging Campuses, Safety and Security, Buses, Building Component Replacements - $591,368,568
  • Prop B: Classroom and Campus Technology – $59,755,242
  • Prop C: Natatorium for High School #10 - $13,842,610
  • Prop D: Campus and District Athletic Facilities/Stadium Repairs and Component Replacements - $11,260,000

Learn more about the proposal at katyisd.org/sites/bonds.

Katy Area EDC has passed a resolution in support of each proposition.

Nash Industries was recognized as a new member at the Associate level. Numerous members were also recognized for membership renewal at the meeting. Board of Governors members Houston Community College, LJA Engineering, Subsea Solutions and Tristar Holdings were recognized along with Cimmaron MUD, Katy ISD, Katy Ranch Crossing, Kelsey-Seybold Clinic and MD Anderson which renewed at the Strategic Partner level. Aristoi Academy, Arthur J. Gallagher, Assured Flow Solutions, Boucher Design Group, Cinco Ranch MUD, Cornerstones MUD, Element by Westin, Encompass Health, Ezra Joel Company, FisherPhillips GEICO, GLMV Architecture, Guaranty Bank and Trust, Harris County MUD 64, Home 2 Suites by Hilton, Igloo, Lone Star College, Mission Companies, PetroSkills, Pin Oak Atrium, Powers Brown Architecture, Raba Kistner, Remedy Roofing, Seville at Clay Crossing, Sewell, Skybox Data Centers, The Tiger Group, Whiting-Turner, Double Eight Property Consulting LLC. and Lahor Behavioral Services were recognized for renewal at the Associate level. A full list of Katy Area EDC members can be found at membership.katyedc.org.

Embassy Suites by Hilton Houston West-Katy served as the breakfast sponsor for the event. Learn more about the facility and its amenities here.

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