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.
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)