Economic Gateway http://www.experienceguadalupevalley.com Economic Development News RSS Feed Sat, 19 Jan 2019 08:21:02 -0800 en-us GVEC meets the needs of rural Gonzales Texas http://www.experienceguadalupevalley.com/gvec/news/?item=20294 www.experienceguadalupevalley.com/gvec/news Fri, 11 Jan 2019 00:00:00 -0800   For 80 years, the Gonzales Valley Electric Cooperative (GVEC) has been serving the residents of Gonzales County and neighboring environs. Founded by a group of area farmers in the Cost area ... Yoakum bank, branches change name http://www.experienceguadalupevalley.com/gvec/news/?item=20216 www.experienceguadalupevalley.com/gvec/news Thu, 10 Jan 2019 00:00:00 -0800 After 87 years, the First State Bank in Yoakum and its branch banks in Victoria and Moulton will have a new name. Under the new name of Crossroads Bank, First State Bank will be united with branche... TrustTexas Bank recognized for community marketing, culture programs http://www.experienceguadalupevalley.com/gvec/news/?item=20215 www.experienceguadalupevalley.com/gvec/news Tue, 08 Jan 2019 00:00:00 -0800 The Independent Bankers Association of Texas, the largest state community banking association in the nation, recently honored TrustTexas Bank in Cuero with two Best of Community Banking Awards. The... Auto Parts Supplier Continental a Powerhouse of Local Manufacturing Sector http://www.experienceguadalupevalley.com/gvec/news/?item=20274 www.experienceguadalupevalley.com/gvec/news Mon, 07 Jan 2019 00:00:00 -0800   Some of the auto parts made for the heavy-duty Ford F-150 that Scott Williams drives are the size of a grain of pepper – assembled by collaborative robots in a state-of-the-art factory... Thrive: Gonzales’ community jewel http://www.experienceguadalupevalley.com/gvec/news/?item=20214 www.experienceguadalupevalley.com/gvec/news Fri, 04 Jan 2019 00:00:00 -0800 What started as a business hope and dream for the Gonzales Healthcare Systems board of directors has become a reality. It is one of the bright shining beacons of how a community can promote and sustai... Gonzales Chamber plays vital role in growth http://www.experienceguadalupevalley.com/gvec/news/?item=20213 www.experienceguadalupevalley.com/gvec/news Wed, 02 Jan 2019 00:00:00 -0800 The Gonzales Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture has been promoting and supporting the greater Gonzales area since 1923. For almost 100 years, this vital organization has been involved in promoting... Growing more food with less water http://www.experienceguadalupevalley.com/gvec/news/?item=20212 www.experienceguadalupevalley.com/gvec/news Mon, 31 Dec 2018 00:00:00 -0800 Agriculture is the engine that drives the rural economy and agriculture depends upon water   “Water is the lifeblood of our area. Without the water we have underneath us, it wo... Texas' Unemployment Rate Hits Historic Low 3.7 Percent http://www.experienceguadalupevalley.com/gvec/news/?item=20210 www.experienceguadalupevalley.com/gvec/news Fri, 28 Dec 2018 00:00:00 -0800 State has experienced 28 consecutive months of employment growth AUSTIN ? Texas’ seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to 3.7 percent in October, down from 3.8 percent in September 2018,... TEXAS RANKED NO. 1 FOR GROWTH PROSPECTS http://www.experienceguadalupevalley.com/gvec/news/?item=20209 www.experienceguadalupevalley.com/gvec/news Thu, 27 Dec 2018 00:00:00 -0800 Forbes ranked the Lone Star State No. 1 in the nation for Growth Prospects, thanks to strong job, income and gross state product growth forecasts. Texas ranked No. 1 for Growth Prospects in Forbes&... Reasons to Support Local Charities on Giving Tuesday http://www.experienceguadalupevalley.com/gvec/news/?item=19944 www.experienceguadalupevalley.com/gvec/news Tue, 27 Nov 2018 00:00:00 -0800 Today, November 27th, is Giving Tuesday. This is a day where people throughout our community, and the world, donate to the causes they are passionate about. Giving Tuesday is a day of community togeth... CONGRESSMAN LAMAR SMITH NAMED TEXAN OF THE YEAR BY TEXAS LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE http://www.experienceguadalupevalley.com/gvec/news/?item=19873 www.experienceguadalupevalley.com/gvec/news Mon, 19 Nov 2018 00:00:00 -0800   NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas – Retiring U.S. Congressman Lamar Smith has been named the  2019 Texan of the Year by the Texas Legislative  Conference, the  well-known  ann... Goliad Square a charming South Texas treasure http://www.experienceguadalupevalley.com/gvec/news/?item=19697 www.experienceguadalupevalley.com/gvec/news Tue, 13 Nov 2018 00:00:00 -0800 GOLIAD — From her apartment balcony overlooking the downtown square, Suzi Warzecha, 70, admits she can’t help but brag to visitors about Goliad and all its charm. “Goliad is setti... Goliad brewery to release new beer (w/video) http://www.experienceguadalupevalley.com/gvec/news/?item=19696 www.experienceguadalupevalley.com/gvec/news Mon, 12 Nov 2018 00:00:00 -0800 Brewmaster Stefan Zurakowski has developed nine different beers and is about to release the brewery's tenth. Coastal Bend is an American pale ale. An American Pale Ale is described as medium-bodie... CHAMBER EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT http://www.experienceguadalupevalley.com/gvec/news/?item=19695 www.experienceguadalupevalley.com/gvec/news Fri, 09 Nov 2018 00:00:00 -0800 A quarter-of-a-century in any line of work is something which shouldn’t be taken for granted. Sherry Esse reached that milestone this year, and she’s set to retire at the end of the year f... City of Seguin approves construction contract for new development services center http://www.experienceguadalupevalley.com/gvec/news/?item=19694 www.experienceguadalupevalley.com/gvec/news Thu, 08 Nov 2018 00:00:00 -0800 (Seguin) -- The city's dream to have a one stop shop for all things related to development projects is coming true. The Seguin City Council on approved a construction contract of $1.77 millio... Texas First Lady applauds local business, statewide success http://www.experienceguadalupevalley.com/gvec/news/?item=19693 www.experienceguadalupevalley.com/gvec/news Wed, 07 Nov 2018 00:00:00 -0800 Before heading back to Austin, Texas First Lady Cecilia Abbott applauded the Seguin community for putting plenty of heart into doing business. Abbott served as the guest speaker during this year's... UTSA receives $15 million gift and parcels of land downtown for construction of proposed School of Data Science and National Security Collaboration Center http://www.experienceguadalupevalley.com/gvec/news/?item=19691 www.experienceguadalupevalley.com/gvec/news Mon, 05 Nov 2018 00:00:00 -0800 (Sept. 18, 2018) -- UTSA announced it has received a $15 million gift from San Antonio business leader Graham Weston to support the university’s proposed School of Data Science. The sc... Permian Basin boom fuels Texas job growth, with state marking 26 straight months of gains http://www.experienceguadalupevalley.com/gvec/news/?item=19690 www.experienceguadalupevalley.com/gvec/news Fri, 02 Nov 2018 00:00:00 -0700 The Texas jobs machine continues to hum, and the Permian Basin can take a bow. The state's employers grew their payrolls by 32,000 in August — the 26th straight month for jobs growth, acc... TEXAS RANKED NO. 1 IN THREE CATEGORIES BY AREA DEVELOPMENT http://www.experienceguadalupevalley.com/gvec/news/?item=19689 www.experienceguadalupevalley.com/gvec/news Thu, 01 Nov 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Texas secured three No. 1 rankings on Area Development’s Top States for Doing Business 2018, the publication’s ninth annual survey of site selection consultants. Texas took home the No.... Gretchen Bee Ranch is Attracting Bees and Tourists to Seguin http://www.experienceguadalupevalley.com/gvec/news/?item=19388 www.experienceguadalupevalley.com/gvec/news Tue, 09 Oct 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Located in Seguin, Gretchen Bee Ranch is the only full-service beekeeper showroom in South Texas. Owners Mark and Thien are committed to providing fresh, healthy products from their beehives and from ... Spoetzl Brewery launches 2 new brews http://www.experienceguadalupevalley.com/gvec/news/?item=19059 www.experienceguadalupevalley.com/gvec/news Mon, 01 Oct 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Spoetzl Brewery, Texas’ oldest craft brewery and brewer of Shiner beers, has added two new beers. The new fixtures, Shiner Wicked Juicy IPA and Shiner Day Quencher Session Ale, are slated for... Operating a business: Old school vs technology http://www.experienceguadalupevalley.com/gvec/news/?item=19058 www.experienceguadalupevalley.com/gvec/news Fri, 28 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Last month, I celebrated completing my 12th year with the UHV SBDC. I have to admit, with more than 35 years in small business ownership and management under my belt, 12 years ago I was confident I kn... Kitchen Pride: Made in Gonzales http://www.experienceguadalupevalley.com/gvec/news/?item=19057 www.experienceguadalupevalley.com/gvec/news Thu, 27 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Kitchen Pride is Gonzales County’s very own home grown industry. Literally. The famous mushroom farm business has been thriving and growing since it first opened on County Road 348. It con... Nightlife on the Square—Gonzales Style http://www.experienceguadalupevalley.com/gvec/news/?item=19055 www.experienceguadalupevalley.com/gvec/news Wed, 26 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0700 One of the selling points of any community is the vibrancy of its nightlife. In this area, Gonzales can be thankful that it is “square.” “Square” as in the vibrancy of its e... Small biz improves with Main Street grant http://www.experienceguadalupevalley.com/gvec/news/?item=19054 www.experienceguadalupevalley.com/gvec/news Tue, 25 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0700 The new storefront was gleaming on a hot Tuesday afternoon, with worries that the heat might take off the new hues of teal and aqua. But there would be no summertime blues as owners Jacob and Manda Le...