The naming of a new aircraft carrier was announced today at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. To the casual observer, you might think Martin Luther King Day would not be the best day to name a $15 billion war machine. However, this naming was timed perfectly. For the first time, a carrier is being named forContinue reading “The Time is Always Right to Do What is Right – Martin Luther King, Jr”
This week, I learned something new! Interactive charting that helps tell a story of change over time. Check out the chart below and then read the blog post on continuous learning. Press the blue play button to start the animation. Also, you can click any spot on the lower timeline and the chart will re-animateContinue reading “Learning Something New”
A list of the top ten economic development announcements in Texas during 2019.
A blog post about the Ford family’s Thanksgiving week adventure to California
The past month has been an absolute whirlwind of positive regional and national press for Waco. It is safe to say we are experiencing a dramatic turn-around in our community, the seeds of which were planted by thoughtful leaders years ago. Let’s just look at the examples of Waco being in the regional or nationalContinue reading “Life is Good In Waco”
In preparation for the roughly 1,000 planners and spouses that will descend upon Waco this week as part of the Texas Chapter APA conference, I spent some time thinking about the places I would suggest they try to visit. As a recovering City Planner (and now Assistant City Manager in Waco), I remember attending stateContinue reading “Texas Chapter of American Planning Association (TxAPA) Comes to Waco!”
Economic Developers around the country ears perked up with the recent announcement by Uber that it would bring a new regional hub to Deep Ellum in Dallas. The hub would add about 3,000 new workers to the Epic Development in Deep Ellum. The new jobs would pay at least $100,000 annually totaling more than $300,000,000 in newContinue reading “A More Detailed Look Inside the Economic Impact of Uber’s Regional Headquarters in Deep Ellum”
I was in a convenience store with my daughter this week. My ears perked up as the cashier’s discussion with the customer in front of me got my attention. Their conversation was centered on road construction and the changes coming to the area. My ears perked up to see what their impressions were, and IContinue reading “When did “the City” become a bad word?”