Economy Story

Jerrod Knight

Texas A&M University-Commerce has teamed up with Commerce ISD, the City of Commerce, and the Hunt Hospital Board to bring Buy and Support Local week to Commerce. Individuals from each group are encouraged to shop at local stores during the week of October 5-11 to support the community.
 

Jerrod Knight

This week, consumer finance website NerdWallet crunched some numbers from a study by the Martin Prosperity Institute and came up with a list of 126 "cities on the rise in Texas." Greenville was listed in the number nine spot.

Some of the factors contributing to the high rank, according to this post, were:

Local diner shutting down the grill is sad news

Aug 1, 2013
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After 31 years of serving the residents of Sulphur Springs and the surrounding area, Burton's Family Restaurant will be closing their doors this Sunday at 10 p.m.

It's good news that the Kilted Monkey – Commerce’s oddly named but charming pub – is reopening, after a few weeks' absence.  Commerce needs more quirky, funky hangouts for townies and students alike that give the place the character of a true college town.

According to a social media post by the local eatery, The Kilted Monkey is set to shutter permanently at the close of business this Saturday.

David Alvey / Blue Ribbon News

There will be time for questions from the public during Thursday’s town hall meeting, set for 5 – 9 p.m. at the Fletcher Warren Civic Center. 

GREENVILLE - The Greenville Electric Utility System’s budget for the new fiscal year is expected to reflect the loss of one of the local electric utilities’ biggest customers.

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Ken Bain, owner of Mary of Puddin Hill, said the company’s catalog business will start up again next month, with the retail store opening before that, likely on or about October 1st.

Scott Harvey

The multi-million dollar project was announced in March as collaboration between the City of Greenville and mall owners.

Area Cities, Schools Work Toward Budget Approval

Aug 29, 2012
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In Commerce, the proposed tax rate for the new fiscal year is the same as last year, $0.82 per $100 valuation.

Waterpark for Greenville?

Aug 27, 2012

GREENVILLE -  The proposed entertainment venue could be constructed in the city's Towne Center development along Interstate 30.

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GREENVILLE - A North Texas company which provides services to the oil and gas industry setting up shop at the site of the vacant Woodgrain Millwork building, which closed last fall.

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PARIS - A global contact company with more than a decade of service in Paris is closing its operation by the end of the month.

CEDC’s $90,000 Grant to Benefit Small Businesses

Jul 25, 2012
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COMMERCE - Commerce businesses pursuing projects that will help create jobs may be able to receive financial assistance through a revolving loan fund awarded to the city’s Economic Development Corporation.

Delta County Works to Bring Back Economic Development Corporation

Jul 20, 2012
Jim Butler / Cooper Review

COOPER - Funding and loan guarantee problems led to the dissolve of previous economic development corporations. Now a committee is refocusing efforts to bring more business to the community.

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