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MPEDC Sells Speculative Building

Mount Pleasant, Texas- Mount Pleasant Economic Development Corporation (MPEDC) is pleased to announce the sale of its first speculative building to RoadClippers, Inc (d.b.a. Diamond C Trailers). The 40,000 square foot, concrete tilt up shell is under finish-out construction at 450 Commerce Drive and is located on a 6.2 acre

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Pilgrim’s Community Center Groundbreaking

Congratulations to the People of Mount Pleasant! MPEDC staff & board members attended the Pilgrim’s Community Center groundbreaking at Oaklawn Park yesterday. The center will cost $2.8 million and is on target to open in late 2023! Special thanks to the City & Pilgrim’s for demonstrating what a public-private partnership

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2021 Workforce Development Grant Recap

Background: At the July 6th City Council meeting, MPEDC received the final approvals needed to award a $25,000 Workforce Development Grant it co-developed with NTCC for its CDL training academy. In late 2020, Northeast Texas Community College (NTCC) launched its Professional Driving Academy, an educational training program intended to funnel

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MPEDC Welcomes New Board Member

The Mount Pleasant City Council appointed a new member, Mike Price, to the Mount Pleasant Economic Development Corporation Board during the December 7, 2021, City Council meeting. Members of the Board are appointed by the City Council and serve a term of two years. Council may, at their pleasure, reappoint

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Executive Director Receives Entrepreneurship Development Professional Credential

WASHINGTON, DC (December 15, 2021) – Nathan Tafoya, CEcD, EDP, Executive Director, Mount Pleasant Economic Development Corporation, successfully achieved the Entrepreneurship Development Professional (EDP) credential from the International Economic Development Council (IEDC). To achieve this rigorous designation, candidates must have had two years of full-time experience in economic development, have

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Executive Director Appointed to TEDC Board

October 15, 2021 TEDC Announces Board Chair, New Board Members and Election of Board Treasurer The Texas Economic Development Council (TEDC) at its Board Meeting on October 15, 2021, recognized Wesley Burnett as the 2022 Chair of the Board of Directors. Wesley will serve as board chair effective October 15,

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