As of April 2013, the TEDC has worked on 152 projects since 1989 that have
new primary jobs, retained 11,556 primary jobs, and
$652,000,000 in new investment in Tyler/Smith County. Every
community that strives for stability and prosperity
should make every effort to invest in its existing
future industry. The TEDC has developed a solid mission
and strategy to extend the business life cycle,
market area resources, and help diversify the Tyler/Smith
Focusing our attention on existing business and industry
is a cornerstone of successful economic development
keeps the local
economy thriving and competitive. The TEDC has worked on 71 projects that helped
and/or investment in Smith County. These retention and expansion projects have created 4,426 new jobs, retained
11,424 jobs, and created $430 million in new investment.
It is critical for any community to provide
financial tools and business assistance to develop
and cultivate small to mid-size businesses. After all,
responsible for most of all the new jobs and wealth
created each year. The TEDC has helped several small to mid-sized businesses find the tools they
need to succeed with their products and services. The TEDC has had 38 successful business projects that have created 864 new jobs and created $33 million in new investment.
Each year, thousands of businesses
relocate to other parts of the nation and world to
find competitive labor, infrastructure, markets, and
other resources that will make their business more
profitable. The TEDC makes every effort to market
Tyler/Smith County's resources in order to attract
these relocations. Since 1989, the TEDC has assisted
with 43 relocation projects that have resulted in the creation of 3,087 new jobs and created $187 million in new investment.
The Blackstone Building was built in 1938 and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. In 1999, the Blackstone was remodeled and is now home to the Chamber, TEDC, CVB, and many other Tyler businesses.
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