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Posted on: June 15, 2022

Decatur EDC Recognizes Outgoing Board Secretary and Welcomes New Board Member

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

DATE: June 15, 2022 

CONTACT: Kevin Holzbog, 940-393-0350, kevin@decaturtx.org 

DECATUR EDC RECOGNIZES OUTGOING BOARD SECRETARY AND WELCOMES NEW BOARD MEMBER (DECATUR, TEXAS) – At a regular meeting of the Dec...

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Posted on: June 10, 2022

County nears $5M in sales taxes

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By Richard Greene | Wise County Messenger

Wise County is quickly closing in on $5 million in sales tax collections with three months left in the fiscal year.

The county received $571,437 for its June disbursement from the Texas Comptroller, pushing its tall...

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Posted on: May 28, 2022

Entegris Hiring Event in Decatur, Texas

Entegris is hiring in Decatur, TX. Check out their upcoming Hiring Event on June 14th from 8am-7pm at the Decatur Conference Center.

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Posted on: May 12, 2022

Texas Economic Snapshot

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Texas continues to lead the nation in an economic resurgence and remains one of the strongest and most diverse economies in the nation. Below is a snapshot of the state's economic status:

  • Texas unemployment rate is 4.3%. (Texas W...
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Posted on: April 25, 2022

Decatur EDC Artist Spotlight from Decatur ISD STEM Academy

The Decatur EDC is honored to spotlight a special artist from DISD STEM Academy at Enis Elementary. The future of our community is bright with Decatur ISD’s continued investment in our upcoming leaders.

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Posted on: April 15, 2022

City welcomes Omega Research to business park

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By Richard Greene | Wise County Messenger

Decatur formally welcomed the newest tenant to Eagles Landing Business Park Wednesday.

The city, Decatur Economic Development Corporation and Decatur Chamber of Commerce celebrated with a groundbreaking for Omega Re...

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Posted on: April 8, 2022

Construction starts on Omega building

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By Richard Greene | Wise County Messenger

At the entrance of Eagles Landing Business Park, dirt is moving on the construction of its newest tenant.

Crews are excavating land for the new Omega Research Inc. facility. It will be the third company to build at ...

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Posted on: March 28, 2022

Texas Economic Snapshot

Texas continues to lead the nation in an economic resurgence and remains one of the strongest and most diverse economies in the nation. Below is a snapshot of the state's economic status:

  • Texas unemployment rate is 4.7%. (Texas Workforce Commissio...
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Posted on: March 25, 2022

Decatur Economic Development Corporation OKs pact for Entegris

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By Richard Greene | Wise County Messenger

The Decatur Economic Development Corporation approved a performance agreement Wednesday for one of the community’s longtime iconic manufacturers to expand.

The Decatur EDC approved an incentive agreement f...

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Posted on: March 18, 2022

City receives bond proceeds

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By Richard Greene | Wise County Messenger

The City of Decatur completed its bond sale Tuesday, receiving $33.6 million for capital improvements.

The Decatur City Council last month approved the sale of the nearly $34 million in bonds to pay for a series of ...

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Posted on: March 17, 2022

Governor Abbott Holds Roundtable In Houston On Texas Business Climate

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Office of the Texas Governor | Greg Abbott | Press Release

Governor Greg Abbott today held a roundtable at Pieper-Houston Electric to discuss Texas’ strong business climate and its continuing rapid growth. Representative Lacey Hull, Annie Spilman...

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Posted on: March 11, 2022

Governor Abbott Touts Texas Economic Exceptionalism At “Why Texas?” Fireside Chat

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Office of the Texas Governor | Greg Abbott | Press Release

Governor Greg Abbott today touted the Lone Start State's booming economy and world-class, diverse workforce during the "Why Texas?" fireside chat on economic development in Austi...

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Posted on: March 11, 2022

Texas Unemployment Rate at 4.8 Percent, State Adds 29,000 Jobs in January

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By Angela Woellner | Texas Workforce Commission

In January, Texas added 29,000 total nonagricultural jobs, making gains in 20 of the last 21 months. For the month, the state exceeded the previous record employment level set in December 2021 by reaching 13,...

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Posted on: March 1, 2022

Texas Wins Site Selection’s Governor’s Cup For Record-Breaking Tenth Year In A Row

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Office of the Texas Governor | Greg Abbott | Press Release

Governor Greg Abbott held a press conference where he announced that Texas has won Site Selection magazine's Governor's Cup for a record-shattering tenth year in a row. The award ...

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Posted on: February 25, 2022

Omega Research, Inc. is locating in Eagles Landing Business Park in Decatur, Texas

Decatur EDC is very pleased to announce that Omega Research, Inc. is locating in Eagles Landing Business Park in Decatur, Texas! Omega Research is an aerospace testing laboratory operation that will increase prosperity in our community by creating quality...
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Posted on: February 23, 2022

Decatur EDC received the 2021 Economic Excellence Recognition Award.

Decatur Economic Development Corporation received the Texas Economic Development Council “2021 Economic Excellence Recognition” award last week in Sugar Land, Texas.  

The award is given to economic development organiz...

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Posted on: February 14, 2022

Entegris plans hiring event

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By Richard Greene | Wise County Messenger

As its business continues to grow, Entegris POCO Materials is looking to add to its roster at its manufacturing headquarters in Decatur.

The world-class supplier of advanced materials and process solutions for the s...

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Posted on: February 11, 2022

Sales taxes break record

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By Richard Greene | Wise County Messenger

Wise County broke its record for sales tax collections in a month for a second time in less than year, with the February disbursement this week.

Wise County received $663,353 off its half-cent levy. The tally shatte...

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Posted on: February 2, 2022

Decatur EDC Executive Director, Kevin Holzbog, presented to Leadership Decatur.

Leadership is a critical component of any growing community. Today, our Executive Director, Kevin Holzbog, presented to the inaugural class of Leadership Decatur. This program, created by the Decatur Chamber of Commerce, aims to create i...

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Posted on: January 28, 2022

Texas now has more jobs than it did before the pandemic hit

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By Sneha Dey | The Texas Tribune 

The Texas labor market appears to have rebounded from the pandemic, with rapid population growth driving a demand for jobs. 

The state ended 2021 with about 13.06 million nonagricultural jobs — a...

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Posted on: January 24, 2022

Decatur economy continues to grow

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By Richard Greene | Wise County Messenger

The Decatur, Texas economy continues to grow with a 22.33% year-over-year sales tax increase for January. Decatur collected $481,937 this month compared to $393,953 one year ago. Decatur EDC receives 1/3 of this sa...

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Posted on: January 21, 2022

Governor Abbott: Texas Again Sets Record High for Employment

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Office of the Texas Governor | Greg Abbott | Press Release

Governor Greg Abbott today announced the state of Texas smashed another all-time record for job creation by reaching 13,059,600 total jobs, surpassing all previous employment highs. Texas employers...

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Posted on: January 14, 2022

Year marked by industry, retail growth

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By Richard Greene | Wise County Messenger

2021 was a big year for the local economy. Along with record sales taxes rolling, the county saw growth in industry and retail, bringing added revenue and even more importantly, jobs. 

One of the area&r...

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Posted on: January 12, 2022

Entegris Summer Internship Program

Don’t miss the opportunity to grow into greatness this summer with an internship at Entegris

As a student you are able to collaborate on projects, build through professional networking and have fun through give-back programs. ...

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Posted on: January 5, 2022

Workforce Solutions for North Central Texas Virtual Hiring Event

Having trouble finding workers? Register for the Virtual Hiring Event coming up on January 20th from 10am to 3pm by Workforce Solutions for North Central Texas.
Whether you need entry-level employees, skilled technical workers or professionals with years o...
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Posted on: December 27, 2021

Leadership Decatur kicks off in 2022

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By Kristen Tribe| Wise County Messenger

The Decatur Chamber of Commerce and local business partners are kicking off Leadership Decatur — a new program to cultivate and motivate community leaders. Each year 15 people will be chosen to take part in...

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Posted on: December 22, 2021

Steady growth projected for DISD

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By Brian Knox | Wise County Messenger

With student growth forecasted to be between 2 and 3.5 percent in the next 10 years, Decatur ISD could see enrollment top 4,000 students in four years and nearly 4,800 students in a decade.

Current enrollment is around 3...

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Posted on: December 17, 2021

Texas Reaches New Employment High

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Texas Reaches New Employment High of 12,998,200 Jobs, Surpassing Pre-Pandemic Employment Level

AUSTIN - The Texas labor market has surpassed its previous pre-pandemic employment high in February 2020 of 12,970,000 jobs by reaching 12,998,200 total nonagric...

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Posted on: December 15, 2021

Workforce Solutions Virtual Hiring Event

Whether you need entry-level employees, skilled technical workers or professionals with years of experience, you'll have the opportunity to interact with, interview and hire the talent you need at our Virtual Career Fair.

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Posted on: November 17, 2021

Decatur ISD: A leader in Career & Technical Education (CTE)

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Decatur ISD is a leader in the area of Career & Technical Education (CTE) within our region. Decatur ISD continues to expand offerings allowing for students within our district to be educated, trained and prepared to begin a successful career upon gra...

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Posted on: November 15, 2021

Texas Workforce Commission offering 12 months free child care.

By Joshua Hoggard | My High Plains

The Texas Workforce Commission recently announced they will be providing aid to an industry hit perhaps harder than any other by COVID-19.

TWC is providing extra help to the service industry by providing 12 months...

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Posted on: November 10, 2021

Texas Economy Snapshot

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The Texas economy continues to recover from the impacts of the global pandemic and remains one of the strongest and most diverse economies in the nation. Below is a snapshot of the state's economic status: 

  • Texas gained 95,800 nonfarm job...
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Posted on: November 8, 2021

Decatur ISD STEM Academy: Investing in our community’s future workforce

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When companies choose where to locate, or relocate to, the local school district’s approach to education plays a major role. The DISD STEM Academy at Enis Elementary, along with the rest of the Decatur ISD campuses and programs,...

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Posted on: November 5, 2021

Celebration of Life for Thom Lambert

Today we celebrate the life of Thom Lambert, former longtime Executive Director of Decatur EDC. Thom knew the value of public service and leaves an enduring legacy of increased prosperity for families and businesses of the Decatur area. 
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Posted on: October 27, 2021

Saying Goodbye to Thom Lambert, Former Decatur EDC Executive Director

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Thom Lambert, former Executive Director of the  Decatur EDC.  His “Celebration of Life” service will be held on Friday, November 5, 2021 at 2 p.m. at t...

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Posted on: October 21, 2021

Governor Abbott Announces National Semiconductor Centers Texas Task Force

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Governor Greg Abbott today announced the formation of the National Semiconductor Centers Texas Task Force, which will coordinate the development of a proposal to the U.S. Department of Commerce with the intention of making the Lone Star State the future s...

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Posted on: October 13, 2021

Statewide Veterans Hiring Event

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Governor Greg Abbott today invited Texas employers, veterans, and military families to participate in the tenth annual Hiring Red, White & You! statewide veterans hiring fair on Thursday, November 4. This event will be held in-person and virtually in ...

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Posted on: December 10, 2020

The Wright House Arts Now Open in Downtown Decatur, TX

Check out The Wright House Arts now open on the square in Decatur, TX. They showcase local artist work, plus offer lots of great hands on activities and classes.

  • Paint Your Own Pottery Parties and Walk-Ins Welcome, 
  • Small Group Pottery & Painti...
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