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2017 InterCity Leadership Visit – Cincinnati USA

Dec 27, 2017

The Greater Waco Chamber hosted its 10th Annual InterCity Leadership Visit to Cincinnati USA in September. The purpose of these visits is to expose Greater Waco leaders to innovative communities and economic development ideas, programs, initiatives and best practices which may be adopted and implemented in the Greater Waco area, and to engage in high-level…

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WACO AREA INCREASES 163 PERCENT IN EXPORTS FOR 2016

Dec 4, 2017

AUSTIN, WACO METROPOLITAN AREAS TALLY RECORD INCREASES IN EXPORTS FOR 2016   The U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration (ITA) recently released a report highlighting goods exports from U.S. metropolitan areas for 2016. The International Trade Administration’s 2016 Metropolitan Area Export Overview indicates that goods exports from both the Austin-Round and Waco metropolitan areas…

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Primer on Property Tax and School Finance

Sep 19, 2017

The Connection Between Property Tax and School Finance By Jessica Attas As published by the Waco Tribune-Herald.   Few are the people who take delight in paying property taxes. Yet when we understand where our dollars go and have confidence they are being spent wisely on services and infrastructure of benefit to us all, the…

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Greater Waco Chamber’s Leadership Waco Class XXXIII Remodels Space for Homeless Teens at The Cove

Aug 16, 2017

WACO, Texas – The Greater Waco Chamber’s Leadership Waco Class XXXIII, as a community service project, spent several Saturdays designing, shopping and decorating a special safe haven for homeless female teens located within The Cove Heart of Texas, Inc. The Greater Waco Chamber’s ribbon cutting for the space will take place on August 17, 2017…

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McLennan County Approves Support for First Solar Farm Project

Aug 9, 2017

McLENNAN COUNTY, Texas – Cypress Creek Renewables announces, in partnership with McLennan County and the Greater Waco Chamber of Commerce, a $13,000,000 solar farm project in McLennan County near Bruceville-Eddy. The 88-acre, 13 megawatt solar farm will generate enough power to support the energy needs of 1,000 homes annually, further supporting Central Texas’ growth and…

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Greater Waco Chamber Announces Leadership Waco Class XXXIV

Aug 1, 2017

WACO, Texas — The Greater Waco Chamber of Commerce announces its Leadership Waco Class XXXIV participants. The Leadership Waco program identifies potential community leaders and provides them a platform to learn about various facets of the Greater Waco area. The Leadership Waco program, starting in August each year, is a 10-month leadership development experience where…

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