Keri Samford, Director of The Colony Economic Development Corporation, was an invited guest speaker at the Texas Municipal League’s inaugural Economic Development Conference held in Bastrop, Texas October 16-17.
Keri presented the incredible economic development impact that the opening of Nebraska Furniture Mart and the Grandscape development is having on The Colony.
In addition to the increased business and sales tax generated by the retailing giant owned by Berkshire Hathaway, the project has spurred significant growth across all industry sectors including housing, restaurants, retailers, lodging, and business/corporate expansions and relocations.
Ms. Samford shared insight on how the project was landed with a full room of TML members, and offered tips for successfully securing new projects in their own communities.
Also presenting during this conference session was Jim Quin, City Administrator of Haslet, who discussed the Amazon Fulfillment Center’s expansion in Haslet, and Plano City Manager Bruce Glasscock, who discussed Toyota’s move of its U.S. headquarters to Plano.
Above from left: Keri Samford, Director of The Colony Economic Development Corporation; Bruce Glasscock, Plano City Manager; and Jim Quin, City Administrator of Haslet.