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By Marshall EDC - Special to Marshall News Messenger | Jul 8, 2018

Marshall EDC is funded by a percentage of the overall local sales tax paid in Marshall, TX.  For every $1 spent on items in Marshall requiring sales tax, Marshall EDC receives 3/8ths of a penny or $0.00375.  Over the course of recent years that comes to approximately $1.4 million annually.  $1.4 million may seem like a lot of money, however, it pales in comparison to neighboring competitors, including Kilgore and Longview, who received $2.5 million and $4.9 million, respectively, in sales tax allocation alone... Read More

By Marshall EDC - Special to Marshall News Messenger | Jul 8, 2018

Accountability in Agreements

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By Marshall EDC - Special to Marshall News Messenger | Jul 8, 2018

Have you ever wondered how incentives are offered?  Marshall EDC provides insight in the process.

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By Robin Y. Richardson - Marshall News Messenger | Jul 8, 2018

Following their announcement to invest in an unprecedented $4.5 billion renewable energy project, AEP SWEPCO is now awaiting the green light from regulatory commissions to move forward with their proposed Wind Catcher Energy Connection project, which is projected to lower customers’ energy bills, tremendously, by delivering wind power.

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By Special to the News Messenger - Marshall News Messenger | Jul 8, 2018

Recently, the National Civic League presented the All-America City #Show Your Shield Award to the City of Marshall at the 2018 All-America City Award conference in Denver, Colorado.

The purpose of the #Show Your Shield contest was to help recognize All-America Cities from throughout the country and showcase all the ways in which cities have used the National Civic League’s AAC logo or shield to recognize their All-America City award.

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By Staff Reports - Marshall News Messenger | Jun 28, 2018

Hobby Lobby in Marshall announced this month that its new store in the Marshall Mall, now called “Marshall Place” is set to open in early August, according to a statement from Hobby Lobby Stores Inc. headquarters in Oklahoma City.

The arts, crafts and home decor super store is set to open in the mall’s former JCPenney location. Workers were putting last touches to the interior and wiring on Wednesday and outdoor signage was set to arrive for installation next week.

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By Marshall EDC - Special to Marshall News Messenger | Jun 17, 2018

SEVEN Networks (SEVEN) is not your traditional Marshall company.  Founded in 2000 in the heart of Silicon Valley California, SEVEN, specializes in mobile device management and optimization software.  These are high-tech jobs requiring high-tech employees.  In 2015, after substantial recruiting efforts by MEDCO, SEVEN moved its corporate headquarters from San Carlos, CA to Marshall, TX.

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By Marshall EDC - Special to Marshall News Messenger | Jun 17, 2018
Economic Incentives & Service

When Economic Development Corporations (EDCs) compete for new business, it’s usually the money that makes the headlines.  Take the millions and even billions being offered to Amazon HQ2 for example.  Amazon is not the norm.  There is much more than money to an incentive package and the services EDCs can offer.

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By Bridget Ortigo - Marshall News Messenger | Jun 7, 2018

Some East Texas employees went home from work on Wednesday with fuller pockets, thanks to bonuses handed out by Master WoodCraft Cabinetry in Marshall’s retiring owners Gene and Patsy Ponder.

The $1.2 million in bonuses for the cabinetry company’s more than 500 employees in the Marshall and Jefferson locations came as a result of the company selling to ACPi on May 31. The bonuses came from the Ponders’ profits from the sale, Master WoodCraft President Mark Trexler said.

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By MEDCO - Special to Marshall News Messenger | Jun 3, 2018

Meeting Workforce Demand

A major component of a company’s decision to locate or relocate is the available workforce.  This is simple to understand.  If an area doesn’t have workers to make or provide the service needed, then the other community aspects are irrelevant to the decision.  If the company is anything beyond an individual person or contractor, you need a skilled workforce.

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