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May 1, 2017

During the first three quarters of 2016 the Average Weekly Wage of all non-governmental employees in the County was $695. Despite not having fourth quarter wages for 2016 released yet, this represents a 19% increase over the past 5 years. Typically fourth quarter wages are the highest and when release could mean wages have increased by over 20% since 2011.

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Apr 1, 2017

On March 27, 2017 the Hays CISD school board voted to approve the freeport tax exemption, which had been previously denied in 1989. The freeport exemption provides a property tax exemption on inventory such as goods, wares, and merchandise that leave the state of Texas in 175 days or less.

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Mar 1, 2017

The Buda Economic Development Corporation in conjunction with The Retail Coach is excited to announce the release of new demographics reports for Buda. The 2017 edition of these reports not only includes demographic information for the City of Buda, the Primary Retail Trade Area, and Secondary Retail Trade Area but now includes drive time and radius reports as well. These reports can be downloaded from the Buda EDC website under the documents tab.

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Feb 1, 2017

The Buda Economic Development Corporation needs your assistance on an important project that has the potential to greatly benefit your company/organization, as well as the City of Buda. CBRE Hotels Consulting has been hired to conduct a market study for a proposed Conference Center in order to satisfy local meeting needs and to attract new meetings and events to Buda.

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Sep 1, 2016

Austin-born Deep Eddy Vodka plans to relocate its distillery and base of operations from Dripping Springs to the City of Buda. On September 20, 2016, the Buda City Council unanimously approved a Chapter 380 Agreement and adopted a resolution authorizing an economic development agreement between the Buda Economic Development Corporation, Deep Eddy and its parent company Heaven Hill. The Kentucky-based liquor company purchased Deep Eddy Vodka in 2015.

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May 1, 2016

The Buda Economic Development Corporation wants to hear from the small businesses that make our community great.  Over the next several months, Paul Morgan, a Buda EDC representative, will be trying to visit as many small business in Buda as possible to conduct a short survey that should take about 15-20 minutes.

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