Message from the Chair

Tim Zipp

I hope you were able to join us at the July 9th quarterly luncheon featuring the results from the recently completed Texas legislative session. New Braunfels-own Carlton Schwab, President of the Texas Economic Development Council, as well as lobbyist Sabrina Brown provided great information. Read more about this in this issue of the GNBEDF Foundation’s e-newsletter.

Our nation has counted those living in our country every 10 years since 1790. Next year will be no different and our city is preparing to maximize that count locally with a complete-count committee chaired by GNBEDF Foundation Executive Director Michael Meek. Learn why it is important that we have the most accurate count possible next March in this issue.

Having a regional marketing effort is something that New Braunfels Economic Development Council staff and officials have advocated for decades. It seems that the time is finally here in an effort being led by the San Antonio Economic Development Foundation. Name recognition to site selectors and economic development prospects is critical for success and partnering with San Antonio will provide a great boost for our efforts. Read more about this in today’s issue below.

Something we all look forward to each year is the annual State of the City address by the City Manager. Our fast-growing city has lots of data to share and this event next October 8th will provide attendees with the “inside scoop” that will be helpful in their planning efforts moving forward. Get more information about this in today’s quarterly e-newsletter.

Speaking of data and information, your GNBEDF provides plenty of it including a recap of April, May and June results. Speaking of “links”, the seventh annual GNBEDF Corporate Challenge is set for Friday, October 11th at the Landa Park Golf  Course.  This is the only fundraiser for your GNBEDF each year and we urge you to participate. Read more about these options in today’s issue.

For those members of the GNBEDF Foundation, we thank you for your support. For those reading this that are not yet members, come join our team in one of America’s fastest-growing economies.

Tim Zipp, chairman