Message from the Chair

Tim Zipp

If you missed the February 11 Annual Meeting at McKenna Events Center, you missed a lot of information packed into less than an hour. Read about it in this issue of our quarterly e-newsletter. 

The big announcement of the last couple of years occurred February 8 with Continental Automotive making it official. They are establishing their advanced driving automated system facility in New Braunfels. Team NB (NBEDC, NBU, GNBEDF, City and County officials) worked for nearly a year on this, and you can read more about it in this issue.

One of the benefits of Foundation membership is the timely and beneficial research provided by us. The most recent is the Retail Study released just this month with the Benchmark Study released in January. Talk about data!  This issue has all the information you will need to know when it comes to this important industry sector.

Finally, we were honored to have Comal ISD Superintendent Andrew Kim speak to attendees on February 11 regarding that district’s May 2 bond issue. Speaking of growth, how about 1,000 new students each year?  Read more about the upcoming nearly $400 million bond issue in this issue.

The GNBEDF is hitting its stride more than ever, as evidenced by the record crowd on February 11 and the fact that most of the sponsorships for the quarterly luncheons have already been spoken for.  And we’re just in February.  Glad you are part of Team NB!

Tim Zipp, 
Chairman