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Nov 9, 2018

It's fall, y'all. Leaves are coming down, but businesses are going up. Contact MPEDC to learn more about our 107,000 population trade area and ask for our 2018 Retail Coach report. 

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Oct 8, 2018

German grocer, ALDI, will be operational early 2019 in Mount Pleasant, TX. The company will be moving into 20,832 SF across from Walmart Supercenter. The facility under retrofit (construction) was formerly occupied by Hastings & is next to Hibbett Sports. ALDI, a 2018 Retailer of the Year awardee, is currently blocked off to the public for safety reasons but we wanted to give y'all a peak inside the hard hat zone. Enjoy!

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May 17, 2018

MOUNT PLEASANT, TEXAS (MAY 16, 2018) – The Mount Pleasant Economic Development Corporation (MPEDC) has selected Nathan Tafoya to be its new executive director.

Strategic Government Resources (SGR), a local government executive search firm based in Keller, Texas, conducted the nationwide executive director search. SGR’s recruitment and vetting process produced an impressive field of highly qualified candidates. Finalists interviewed with the MPIDC on May 4, 2018, and Tafoya was selected to fill the... Read More

By Corina Roge | Feb 22, 2018

The Mount Pleasant City Council appointed two new members, Chris Elliott and Stan Garrett, to the Mount Pleasant Economic Development Corporation Board. Members of the Board are appointed by the City Council and serve a term of two years. Council may, at their discretion, reappoint Board Members for successive terms.

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By Corina Roge | Feb 14, 2018

Mount Pleasant remains in a “regulated electric market” which continues to bring among the lowest electric rates in the state to our industries. 

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By Jerry Boatner | Dec 8, 2017

Charlie Smith, executive director of the Mount Pleasant Economic Development  Corporation, announced his coming retirement at a recent EDC board meeting.

He submitted his resignation, to be effective January 17, after almost 15 years of leading the local economic group in its goal of growing and enhancing the economy of Mount Pleasant and Titus County.

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By John Dilmore | Oct 7, 2017

The Mount Pleasant Economic Development Corporation (MPEDC) board on Oct. 3 approved extending its contract with a professional consulting firm that assists in marketing the city to prospective retail businesses.

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By Charles Smith | Aug 4, 2017

The Mount Pleasant Economic Development Corporation (MPEDC) has supported grant applications with a pledge of matching funds to the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC).  The Texas Workforce Commission has conducted three rounds of grants designed to encourage additional career training capacity in the State.  The program allows a Workforce Area to submit a grant application for a maximum of $75,000.  The application requires matching funds from a Community Type A Corporation.  

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By Corina Roge | Jul 14, 2017

Representative Cole Hefner and his staff visited the Industrial Technology Training Center on July 13th. The Mount Pleasant Economic Development Corporation (MPEDC) partnered with Northeast Texas Community College (NTCC) in 2009 to proceed with the development of the Industrial Technology Training Center (ITTC). The ITTC has allowed for NTCC to expand its job training capacity. Today over 200 persons are receiving advanced training in a wide range of industrial fields of study. 

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By Corina Roge | Jul 12, 2017

Newly Weds Food and Northeast Texas Community College have partnered together for job-training.  The job-training will be provided due to a $170,267 Skills Development Fund grant that was approved by the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC). The grant will be used for specialized training that will benefit workers in the Northeast Texas area. Training is a priority at Newly Weds Foods and it shows. When the Newly Weds facility was initially built in Mount Pleasant, a room was already designated specifically for... Read More

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