The San Antonio Economic Development Foundation (SAEDF) is proposing that area communities join in a regional marketing organization/effort. New Braunfels economic development professionals have been invited to participate in the process.
Major cities and regions across the nation have such organizations, which enable them to present themselves as a market to companies and not artificial political boundaries. In nearby Austin, Opportunity Austin is one such example as well as the Greater Houston Partnership.
The SAEDF has retained Market Street Services as a consultant on the strategy. Greater New Braunfels Economic Development Foundation Executive Director Michael Meek met with Market Street principals recently in Long Beach, California at the ACCE annual conference. Other communities involved in the process includes Seguin, Boerne, Shertz, Live Oak, Cibolo, and Medina County.