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ALDI Coming in Early 2019

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

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Nathan Tafoya

MPEDC Welcomes New Executive Director

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

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Welcome new board members


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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Charlie Smith

MPEDC Executive Director Announces Retirement

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

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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. The firm, The Retail Coach, describes itself on its website as “the first name in retail recruitment,” offering “a fully

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