TexAmericas Center celebrates Earth Day 2017 with 107 acres of new saplings on their East Campus. As part of the Forest Management Plan presented by Kingwood Forestry in 2011 and updated by the TexAmericas Center Board of Directors in July 2013, Kingwood Forestry completed the replanting of 64,200 loblolly pine trees in December of 2016. Kingwood Forestry is contracted to address the timber management for TAC on an annual basis. The purpose of the plan it to provide long term management guidance while protecting cultural and environmental resources.
United States Senator John Cornyn (TX) and United States Senator John Boozman (AR) will visit TexAmericas Center-Texarkana College’s training site tomorrow, Thursday, April 13, 2017, at 10:30 AM. A press conference will follow a briefing held by Red River Army Depot and TexAmericas officials, community leaders, and higher education leaders from Bowie (TX) and Miller (AR) Counties.
Foote Consulting Group, LLC of Phoenix, Arizona has been chosen to fulfill the final phase of the Department of Defense (DOD) Office of Economic Adjustment (OEA) Grant received by Workforce Solutions Northeast Texas (WSNET) in 2016. TexAmericas Center (TAC), a State of Texas redevelopment authority, has partnered with WSNET to coordinate the grant requirements. TexAmericas Center brings extensive knowledge and experience in economic development to the project. TAC organized a volunteer committee of local community leaders to help evaluate proposals for the Workforce Alignment and Targeted Industries Study RFP, and Foote Consulting Group was chosen as the best-fit candidate based on prior experience, recommendations, price, and other qualifying criteria.
In response to the $150,000 Economic Development Administration (EDA) Grant that TexAmericas Center (TAC) announced in November of 2016, the TexAmericas Center Board of Directors has approved a contract with Olsson Associates to provide property assessment and planning services outlined in the grant. This comprehensive planning strategy will position TAC to strategically redevelop selected portions of their 12,000 acres with targeted industries in mind.
The TexAmericas Center (TAC) Board of Directors voted on January 24, 2017 to approve a contract with Navitas Utilities Corporation to be the primary natural gas provider for TAC-East tenants. The new partnership will allow TAC to offer a reliable natural gas supply for the first time to current tenants on their East Campus and will greatly aid in attracting new industries to the footprint.