White Stallion Clears Two Major Hurdles Heather Menzies; The Bay City Tribune | 06-Oct-2011 White Stallion Energy Center officials breathed life back into their project for hopeful business owners and residents with two major announcements during a Thursday morning press conference — final approval on their only federal permit and the decision to implement a new cooling technology that would drastically reduce environmental impacts. read more >
Economic Development Issues Owen Bludau; MCEDC | 05-Oct-2011 This article will address a number of issues related to economic development marketing, such as labor force, quality of life issues and public-private partnerships. read more >
Water Management a Balancing Act Heather Menzies; The Bay City Tribune | 03-Oct-2011 Becky Motal, Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA) general manager, gave Bay City Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture members a glimpse at the tedious balancing act of providing proper management of the Colorado River that benefits all of the river’s stakeholders during her talk at the chamber luncheon Thursday, Sept. 29.
Our Economic Assets & Liabilities Owen Bludau, Executive Director, Matagorda County EDC | 21-Sep-2011 Matagorda County has both assets and liabilities. We focus on marketing our assets and minimizing our liabilities. read more >
What are industries seeking? By By Owen Bludau Executive Director Matagorda County Economic Development Corporation | 19-Sep-2011 In a previous article I said that successful economic development occurs when you create that match between prospect, landowner and site that enables the prospect to feel that it has made the correct location choice. But what are industries seeking? How close does Matagorda County come to being able to make that correct “fit” between prospects and sites?
Who is in control of location decision factors? Owen Bludau; MCEDC | 07-Sep-2011 There is great disappointment among persons asked to help recruit a development prospect when that prospect chooses another location. I feel the same disappointment.