A couple of recent reports put Marble Falls and Burnet County in some pretty select company. We’ll start with some business and wrap up with some education.
BURNET COUNTY RANKED FIRST IN REVENUE PER FIRM, OUTPACES REGION BY 16%
In last week’s Rural Capital Headlight Newsletter, activity among sole proprietorships was highlighted. In the 9-county region, Burnet County ranked fourth in the number of firms, third in the amount of total revenue, and second in revenue growth from 2010 to 2011. Perhaps most important is the fact that Burnet County ranked first in revenue per firm. The $51,051 earned by the average sole proprietorship in Burnet County outpaced the region by 16% and the number-two county in the region (Llano) by 12.7 percent.
SELF-EMPLOYED WORKERS ARE PROFITING IN THE HIGHLAND LAKES AREA
We’ve known for a while that Burnet County has a large percentage of self-employed workers, but the latest reports show those firms to be profitable as well. This just further illustrates why the Highland Lakes area, and Marble Falls in particular, is such a great place to do business.
EVERY MARBLE FALLS CAMPUS RECOGNIZED FOR ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT
Also of paramount importance to business location decisions is the quality of public schools in a community. Business owners have to think about their children and/or their employees’ children and the environment in which they’re raised when considering where to locate a business. With the Texas Education Agency’s recent release of 2013 accountability ratings, Marble Falls ISD should be on any site selector’s short list.
Every campus at Marble Falls ISD achieved the new rating of “Met Standard.” Moreover, every local campus earned at least one type of academic distinction for achievement in math, reading/language arts, or top 25% student progress. This makes the district the largest, by far, in Region 13 to have every campus recognized. In fact, there are only two school districts in the entire state with more students than MFISD—Frenship ISD in Lubbock and Kerrville ISD—that can make the same claim that every one of their campuses earned at least one academic distinction.
Kudos to our small business owners, our students, and our teachers and administrators for being leaders in profitability and productivity!
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