ANGELINA COUNTY – Visitors to Angelina County in 2011 spent $128.7 million, according to a recent economic impact study by Portland, Ore.-based Dean Runyan Associates
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May 3rd, 2013 · Comments Off · Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, Economy
BUDA – Buda City Council approved annexation of 654.96 acres of land around the city’s limits on April 30, 2013. The annexation was part of Buda’s annual growth plan approved by City Council.
May 2nd, 2013 · Comments Off · Economy, McAllen-Edinburg-Mission
RIO GRANDE, EL PASO, BEXAR COUNTY – Mexican nationals are coming to Texas and causing an economic impact, according to IBC Bank, Visa Inc., the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and the Asociación de Empresarios Mexicanos.
HENDERSON, RUSK COUNTY – Consumer confidence is warming up in Henderson, with April 2013 collections up nearly 5 percent compared to this time last year, according to the new statewide sales tax summary from the Texas Comptroller’s Office …
April 30th, 2013 · Comments Off · Economy, Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown
TEXAS – Several Texas cities recently made Bloomberg’s Top 12 American Boomtowns list.
WACO – The Waco economy is recovering at a consistent pace after the recession officially ended in 2009. Spending, home construction and employment all surged in March, marking the 14th consecutive month the Greater Waco Economic Index has impr …
April 23rd, 2013 · Comments Off · Economy, Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood
TEMPLE – Five new projects netted $776 million in new value for the area economy last year, according to Lee Peterson, the president of the Temple Economic Development Corp.
WACO – The sales-tax bandwagon Waco has been riding for months hit a small bump in April. Waco received a sales tax rebate of $2.32 million from State Comptroller Susan Combs, slightly less than the $2.39 million it received in April last year.
Despite the setback, Waco shows evidence of an economic turnaround locally that includes improving employment figures that typically translate into increased spending and larger rebates.
Rebates for the past 12 months are a combined $1.5 million larger than those of the previous 12 months. Rebates received by cities and other taxing entities in April reflect sales in February and reported to the comptroller’s office in March.
LUBBOCK – The Lubbock city treasury will receive a $4.37 million sales tax distribution from the state, about 9.29 percent more than it received a year ago.
ABILENE – Sales tax receipts for Abilene this month, which reflect February sales, totaled $3,208,852, which is 4.15 percent above April 2012 numbers, and 9.68 percent above the projected fiscal year 2013 budget amount, the city’s finance department said.
Statewide, the latest tax collection totaled $1.98 billion, up 5.5 percent compared with the same period a year prior. The state’s sales tax revenue has increased for 36 consecutive months.
State Comptroller Susan Combs will send April tax allocations totaling $521.9 million, up 6.8 percent from last year, to cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts.
There were mixed showings of receipts for some other cities in the Big Country: