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Paris Economic Development Corporation

Paris Economic Development Corporation

Michael Paris, executive director of the Paris Economic Development Corporation, reflects on a recent column in the Paris News by Mary Madewell, expressing optimism for the economy of Paris and Northeast Texas.

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Michael Paris, the executive director of the Paris Economic Development Corporation, discusses a tax abatement reinvestment zone that has been approved by the Lamar County Commissioners Court to permit Cypress Creek Renewables to construct a 60-acre solar farm in the eastern part of the county.  Paris says solar farm would generate considerable revenue for the Prairiland ISD.  Michael says it's expected that the State Highway 24 widening project is expected to be complete this summer, which will improve Paris' industria

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The Paris Economic Development Corporation has approved a $400,000 investment in the Campbell Soup Co. facility in the city. 

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Earlier this week in Paris, the city council rejected a motion to send the results of an investigation into the local Economic Development Corporation to the State of Texas. Paris Mayor Matt Frierson discussed the council’s decision with KETR.

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Last night in Paris, the city council voted not to send results of an investigation of the local Economic Development Corporation to the state Attorney General’s office and the state Comptroller’s office. The motion was introduced by former mayor and current councilmember Dr. A.J. Hashmi. KETR’s Mark Haslett spoke with Hashmi about last night’s vote.

Bio-pharmaceutical company to boost Paris workforce

Jul 12, 2012
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. 

PARIS - Another local entity will consider funding a portion of the right-of-way acquisition and utility relocation costs concerning the widening of State Highway 24.