Economy Story

Economic Development
8:26 am
Thu July 12, 2012

Bio-pharmaceutical company to boost Paris workforce

Paris EDC

PARIS - An agreement reached this week in Lamar County is expected to bring in more than 300 new jobs over the next five years. 

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Economic Development
9:49 am
Thu July 5, 2012

Building permit ready to be issued for Collin Street Bakery

www.americanprofile.com

GREENVILLE - The new venue could fill the void caused by the closing of Greenville’s Mary of Puddin Hill, which had been in operation in the area dating back more than 160 years.

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Unemployment
7:42 am
Mon June 18, 2012

Figures show unemployment slide for Hunt County

www.twc.state.tx.us/ Texas Workforce Commission

AUSTIN - The Hunt County jobless rate rose to its highest ever for the month of May at 8.6 percent.

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Economic Development
8:49 am
Fri June 15, 2012

Tax exemption would make Hunt County more competitive, official says

Greg Sims

GREENVILLE - Local government leaders may be considering whether to grant freeport tax exemptions to Hunt County industries to help attract more business.

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Hunt County
5:00 am
Thu June 7, 2012

Tough Fiscal Decisions Facing Hunt County Officials

http://www.huntcounty.net/

County officials are trying to make some hard decisions about what to do about next year’s county budget.

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Economic Development
11:22 pm
Mon June 4, 2012

Another Milestone Reached as Greenville's Cytec Breaks Ground

Tom Wensel Cytec

GREENVILLE - The start of construction on Fabric Line 2 at Cytec Engineered Materials was not just the site of a groundbreaking ceremony Monday, but another example of "solid recruiting and support of Greenville businesses."

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College Corner Cafe
3:00 pm
Mon June 4, 2012

Another blow dealt to Commerce economy with CCC closing

Charmaine Bennett displays the specials for 4/24/12 at the College Corner Cafe.
Facebook College Corner Cafe

COMMERCE - Roughly 40 people, several of whom are students, find themselves unemployed following Sunday’s abrupt closing of the College Corner Café.

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Restaurant Closing?
1:51 pm
Sun June 3, 2012

College Corner Cafe: "Today is our last"

An empty parking lot in front of the College Corner Cafe hours after the business reportedly shut their doors for good Sunday.
Scott Harvey KETR

According to a facebook post from the Commerce burger joint, today is their last day of service, and doors are closing indefinitely.

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Economic Development
9:27 am
Thu May 31, 2012

Hopkins County plant to expand, another strong economic sign for region

Sulphur Springs News-Telegram

SULPHUR SPRINGS - Just three years after completing a $16 million expansion that doubled its plant size and added 130 workers, Bob Evans Farms Inc. says another expansion is planned at its Sulphur Springs facility. 

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Economic Development
9:32 am
Thu May 17, 2012

Discussion Continues on Plans for new Greenville Manufacturer

Location of former Woodgrain facility just off S.H. 66 southwest of Greenville
Google Maps

GREENVILLE - A second meeting is today between Greenville city officials and a North Texas business looking to occupy a vacant manufacturing plant. 

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Economy
7:49 am
Thu May 10, 2012

Vacant Greenville Plant to Aquire new Tenant, Perhaps Triple Size

Location of former Woodgrain facility just off S.H. 66 southwest of Greenville
Google Maps

GREENVILLE - On Wednesday, the Board of Development heard from officials with Total Equipment and Service who say they plan to use the former  Woodgrain Millwork facility for logistics, purchasing and as a warehouse. 

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Economy
6:46 am
Tue December 6, 2011

Hundreds to Lose Jobs as Plant Announces Closure

Jerrod Knight

GREENVILLE - Tough news for the local economy as officials with Greenville’s Newell Rubbermaid plant say they intend to close their doors next year. 

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Economic Development
11:22 am
Fri July 8, 2011

Greenville Industry with 63 Workers to Relocate

GREENVILLE – A press release Thursday from Woodgrain Millwork Inc. says their entire Greenville operation will move to West Des Moines, Iowa by late November.

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Economy
2:08 pm
Thu May 26, 2011

Covidien Plant in Commerce to Close, 309 Jobs Lost

COMMERCE – A global healthcare products leader that's been a significant player in the local economy is closing their doors, leaving more than 300 workers without jobs.

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