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By Marshall EDC - Special to Marshall News Messenger | Aug 6, 2018

Connecting Buyers & Sellers

Realtors and private owners have many website options when it comes to showing their property.  An often-overlooked venue is the local Economic Development Corporation (EDC) website “Property” page.  EDCs regularly receive inquiries from prospective businesses and out-of-town realtors regarding property availability in the community for lease or sale.  The EDC provides additional visibility with a corporate audience that has the intent to buy or lease... Read More

By Marshall EDC - Special to Marshall News Messenger | Aug 6, 2018

The Workforce Landscape

Available skilled workforce is the number one concern of businesses across the United States.

There were 6.6 million open positions as of May 2018 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.  As of June, there are 6.5 million people looking and eligible for jobs that are unemployed. 

If there are so many openings, why doesn’t everyone who wants a job, have a job?  There are two reasons

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By Marshall EDC - Special to Marshall News Messenger | Aug 5, 2018

                Since its foundation, Marshall Economic Development Corporation (EDC) has been fortunate to have many strong leaders who have dedicated their time and effort to making Marshall a better place to live.  Like many community organizations, these citizens serve on a completely volunteer basis.  The Marshall EDC Board is comprised of five directors.  A board director is limited to 2 consecutive terms of 3 years each at which time they must end their service.  Directors may also be asked to fill an... Read More

By Special to the News Messenger - Marshall News Messenger | Jul 26, 2018

The East Texas Baptist University School of Nursing has attained a 100 percent pass rate on the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) for the fourth consecutive year.

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By Marshall EDC - Special to Marshall News Messenger | Jul 23, 2018

Open land does not make a site.  Sites need planning, access, and end user utilities.

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By Marshall EDC - Special to Marshall News Messenger | Jul 23, 2018

Gateway Industrial & Business Park is located at the south edge of Marshall, TX along US Hwy 59, less than ½ mile south of I-20.  Insofar as location, it is one of Marshall’s finest sites.  Regarding development, it is just over 25% completed.

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Jul 10, 2018

Press Release:  Office of the Governor of Texas - July 10, 2018

CNBC today announced that Texas has been named America's top state for business in 2018. CNBC unveiled Texas as the top state for business during their live broadcast from Enchanted Rock, and Governor Greg Abbott joined the program on location to discuss the announcement immediately after. The number one ranking was determined by CNBC following an extensive study of all 50 states based on 64 metrics in 10 categories of competitiveness.

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By Special to the News Messenger - Marshall News Messenger | Jul 9, 2018

In celebration of 75 years in business, Bear Creek Smokehouse will be opening a new General Store in November, with a soft opening tentatively planned for mid-October.

“We are so excited to finally announce that the General Store will be opened this fall,” Vice President Robbie Shoults said. “This has been a dream of ours for many years. Our family would sit around the conference table and dream about the day we would be able to make this idea come to life.

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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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