Life is Good In Waco

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”

Texas Chapter of American Planning Association (TxAPA) Comes to 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!”

A More Detailed Look Inside the Economic Impact of Uber’s Regional Headquarters in Deep Ellum

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”

When did “the City” become a bad word?

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?”