GVEC Celebrates Economic Development Week, May 6th - May 10th

Monday, May 06, 2024

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GVEC is excited to celebrate Economic Development Week (EDW) from May 6th - May 10th. EDW, established by the International Economic Development Council, highlights the importance of economic development in our region and across the globe.

Economic development is crucial for the GVEC’s Regional growth and prosperity. It encompasses various initiatives, from attracting new businesses to supporting existing ones, creating new job opportunities, and enhancing our community's overall quality of life.

"Embracing economic development isn't just about prosperity; it's about building the foundation for a thriving community, where opportunities abound and dreams can take flight."

Understanding the Role of the GVEC

Economic development is essential for enhancing GVEC’s economic well-being, wealth, and overall quality of life. At its core, economic development involves a range of activities to attract, create, and retain jobs to foster a resilient and growing economy. This collaborative effort requires close coordination between businesses, government entities, and various community stakeholders to achieve sustainable success.

GVEC dedicates itself to supporting businesses in the region. The GVEC Region spans a 3,500 square-mile area over 13 counties in South Central Texas. We are located in proximity to San Antonio and Austin; two of the fastest-growing cities in the Nation. Major highway arteries, Interstate 10 and Interstate 35 provide access North, South, East, and West.

Guadalupe and Comal counties, in our western territory, have established themselves as a manufacturing hub attracting Fortune 500 companies such as Caterpillar, Amazon, Sysco, Niagara Bottling Company, AISIN, and others in recent years.

Gonzales and Lavaca counties in our eastern territory are home to a cluster of food-related industries including Adams Extract, Kitchen Pride Mushroom Farm, Holmes Food, Tyson, Calmaine, J Bar B Foods, Eddy Packing, and NestFresh Eggs among others.

GVEC works alongside with several economic development organizations in the region, working to improve the lives of Texans. Cibolo EDC will be celebrating Economic Development Week with a Business Appreciation Luncheon on May 7th to support local businesses. The cities of Gonzales, Yoakum, Hallettsville, and Cuero are joining forces to host a rural summit where government leaders will learn more about the needs of rural communities. The city of Seguin and Schertz have also been instrumental in supporting our economic development efforts. GVEC is proud to be supported by our incredible Community Partners.

Driving Economic Development: How the GVEC Supports Business Success

GVEC is a non-profit organization, owned and governed by the members the organization serves. A unique aspect of working with a cooperative business model is the strong support provided to member companies and local businesses. GVEC understands the value each company brings in terms of providing jobs, revenue streams, and resources to strengthen 

the region. Working with members and neighbors, GVEC helps create connections that make the GVEC Region the best place to call home.

GVEC serves South Central Texas through:

  • Five modern customer service centers
  • Two state-of-the-art operations centers
  • Fleet of mobile line crews as well as installation and service technicians
  • Focused Commercial and Industrial Account Representatives
  • BTM Beyond the Meter Services such as AC/heating, electrician services, and solar and battery storage solutions.

We now serve over 98,000 meters, and over 120,000 consumers if you add in our Internet and BTM (Beyond the meter) customers.

GVEC: Your Partner in Business Growth and Development

During Economic Development Week, we celebrate the hard work and dedication of our economic developers and local leaders, who are committed to driving economic growth and improving our community's quality of life. We invite you to join us in recognizing their efforts and learning more about economic development's impact on our region.

To learn more about how GVEC can support your business visit https://www.experienceguadalupevalley.com.

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