Talent is the new currency

Talent is the new currency

Talent. That’s the new currency of economic development. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation manages a business fellowship that gives 35 Chamber and economic development professionals an in-depth look at innovative practices in education and workforce development...
The Doctor is in | Economy

The Doctor is in | Economy

In this morning’s Times Record News, Dr. James Owen from MSU presented his update to the Wichita Falls Economic Index. Most of his indicators point to an improving economy for our community.   – Employment is up. – Retail sales and sales tax collections...
Building Blocks | Chamber Chatter

Building Blocks | Chamber Chatter

Building Blocks We spend quite a bit of time talking about our biggest challenge – growing the talent pool. Much of our new strategy focuses on increasing the number of available workers in Wichita Falls, both by developing new pathways into the workforce and by...
All in the Family | Civic Leader Group

All in the Family | Civic Leader Group

If Sheppard Air Force Base had an immediate family, it would be the Air Education & Training Command. Headquartered in San Antonio, AETC’s mission is to recruit, train and educate Airmen to deliver airpower for America. It consists of approximately 20 Air Force...
Information Overload Wichita Falls

Information Overload Wichita Falls

Data. It’s everywhere As a businessperson, you have access to more data today than ever before, most likely more than you know what to do with. The same goes for site selectors and corporate real estate people looking for new locations for a business. And for them,...