AEDC provides incentive package for multi-million dollar expansion projects

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Athens City Council approved AEDC’s incentive package, up to $100,000, for HVAC Manufacturing’s two expansion projects during a meeting last week.

This summer, Siemens, a multibillion-dollar company and global powerhouse, named HVAC Manufacturing their 2017 Supplier of the Year.

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AEDC named Merit Recognition awardee for the 2017 CEDA

Lisa Denton, Executive Director of Athens Economic Development Corporation, accepts the 2017 CEDA Merit Recognition award at TEDC’s annual conference in Houston. AEDC was recognized for successfully leveraging community resources, resulting in the expansion and attraction of two major business projects, producing a positive economic outcome for the city of Athens. (Courtesy photo)

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Athens Economic Development Corporation was recognized this week at Texas Economic Development Council’s annual meeting in Houston, earning Merit Recognition for the 2017 Community Economic Development Awards.

The 2017 CEDA recipients were announced at the annual CEDA luncheon held Thursday, October 19. “This year, we received a record 40 applications across six population categories,” said Carlton Schwab, president of TEDC. “The recipients are judged in five categories that have made the most significant contribution to economic development in their community and the state of Texas.”

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Chamber honors Bud Henry

Last week, the Cedar Creek Lake Area Chamber of Commerce took a moment to honor E.H. “Bud” Henry for his many contributions to the community. Mr. Henry recently moved out of Henderson County. As a retired Army Colonel, Mr. Henry was a natural working with Leadership Cedar Creek Lake for the chamber and also served as the GBC City Manager and the ECCFWSD General Manager during his time at the lake. Pictured presenting him with a plaque is Chamber President Jo Ann Hanstrom.

Job Fair scheduled for Wednesday at the TVCC SUB

By Michael V. Hannigan/HCN

Need a job? Then the TVCC Student Union Building is the place to be Wednesday morning.

Workforce Solutions of East Texas, the Athens Economic Development Corporation and Trinity Valley Community College are joining forces to host a job fair 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Oct. 4, on the second floor of the SUB.

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Athens EDC wins Community Economic Development Award

SEDC chairman, Bob Leak Jr., presented Lisa Denton, Executive Director for the Athens Economic Development Corporation, with award. (Courtesy photo)

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The Southern Economic Development Council (SEDC) has announced the recipients of its annual Community Economic Development Awards (CEDA). Athens Economic Development Corporation submitted a process which transformed the loss of a biotech operation into an opportunity for growth and investment. The entry was the winner in the category of Communities with 5,001—15,000 in Population. Winners were recognized at an awards luncheon held in their honor Monday, August 21, at SEDC’s annual conference in Charlotte, NC.

“Economic Developers in the South are some of the best in the business,” said SEDC 2017 Chairman Robert E. Leak, Jr. “This award goes to communities that exemplify the highest level of economic development professionalism. We are proud to have them in the SEDC region.”

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