MARBLE FALLS CONTINUES TO BREAK RECORDS, BUILDING PERMITS ON THE RISE
Based upon all the indicators we typically follow, business is booming in Marble Falls right now. Records for sales tax collections and hotel occupancy tax collections are being broken month after month, building permits and valuations are on the rise, and ribbon cuttings and grand openings—including for the new Scott & White clinic—are filling up the calendar. In short, there is a very exciting buzz all around our town these days.
In spite of all the feel-good data at our disposal, however, one thing we’ve been missing is some good dialogue with business owners and managers across the community—but we plan to change that during the last week of June with the Marble Falls Business Walk.
WHAT IS A BUSINESS WALK?
The Business Walk concept originated in Sacramento in 2007. Their program, called “Metro Pulse,” has grown to include participation by over a dozen entities and more than 5,000 business visits in the last three years alone. My introduction to the program came at a Business Retention and Expansion course that I took as part of the International Economic Development Council’s certification program.
LISTENING TO THE MARBLE FALLS BUSINESS COMMUNITY
We are currently putting plans together for Marble Falls’s first Business Walk. We will be soliciting participation from the community’s leadership and asking business owners to tell us a little bit about what’s going on in their establishments.
In our upcoming June 17, 2013 blog post we’ll share an insightful preview of what Marble Falls business owners can expect as part of the Business Walk. Be sure and visit our web site then for more information. You may also contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or 830/798-7079.