City wins Community Economic Development Award for Niagara Project
Posted on 10/25/2016 7:16:00 AM.
(Seguin) -- The Seguin Economic Development Corporation is not going unnoticed for its work in bringing the Niagara Bottling, Inc. to the city. The Texas Economic Development Council (TEDC) recently selected the SEDC as this year's recipient of the Community Economic Development Award.
 
Josh Schneuker, the new director of the SEDC, says the project is a depiction of what happens when there is real teamwork.
 
"This project is a true depiction of how different organizations throughout the community, come together to make big things happen in Seguin. The SEDC would like to thank the Mayor and City Council, City of Seguin Staff, Guadalupe County Judge and Commissioners, Niagara Bottling and our SEDC board members for helping us celebrate this community-wide achievement," said Schneuker. "The purpose is to judge I guess applicants based off the project's innovativeness transfer ability, community commitment and leverage ability and (the) benefits to the community. So in our application, we outlined (the) Niagara project from all the teamwork that went into that project. The incentives that were offered from all the different entities, so that in itself set us apart from other cities and that's how we were able to capture this award.”
 
The Community Economic Development Awards program recognizes exceptional contributions of TEDC member cities toward the economic vitality of their communities and the state of Texas through creativity, leadership, and partnership in the achievement of business retention, business recruitment and community improvement.
 
Schneuker says he especially applauds the efforts of Mayor Don Keil for his part in helping Niagara take notice of Seguin.
 
"The mayor, he was a big part in getting to know Niagara, getting to see their business culture and building that relationship with them. I think it went a long way of his involvement with them from start -- even to today. He’s been a big advocate for us. He really helped the city and the county land this project," said Schneuker.
 
Both Seguin and Terrell, Texas won awards for cities with populations of 15,001 to 40,000.  Nominees were judged on five criteria: innovativeness, transferability, community commitment and leverage, measured objectives, and secondary benefits.
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