Economic Development Business Group

RETIREMENT INITIATIVE ADVISORY COUNCIL:

PURPOSE:To work with all sectors of the economy to promote Lufkin/Angelina County as the retirement/relocation community of choice.

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT ADVISORY COUNCIL:

PURPOSE: To champion entrepreneurial and small business development and successful growth in Lufkin/Angelina County, to increase the opportunities and types of networking offerings for small businesses, to develop and implement a beneficial program during Small Business Week and to provide targeted programs and resources to support the growth and development of small businesses.

Small Business of the Year Task Force

PURPOSE: Recognize a dynamic small business with the presentation of the “Small Business of the Year” Award. Create a Small Business Hall of Fame at the Chamber office to recognize all recipients of this award.

Chamber University Task Force

PURPOSE: Develop a series of seminars with information for assisting small business in conjunction with Angelina College and the Small Business Development Center and provide a certification program for the small business development series.

New Business/New Executives Welcome Task Force

PURPOSE: To host at least two events each year to welcome new businesses and business leaders to Angelina County.

Small Business Startups Task Force

PURPOSE: Support the development of small business start-ups with an emphasis on companies that sell products and/or services outside Angelina County.

TRANSPORTATION ADVISORY COUNCIL:

PURPOSE: The Chamber’s Transportation Council will monitor and promote highway, street and transit needs for Angelina County to appropriate local, state or federal agencies and organizations.

Develop a regional commercial airport beginning with increasing charter operations, air cargo and aviation repair facilities. (Infrastructure F1)

Continue to push for 1-69. (Infrastructure F2)

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