If you look at the Census Bureau estimates for El Paso’s population, the inflection point was 2012. It didn’t turn
Category: Economic Development
DRAINING THE SWAMP: FOAC COMMITTEE TO AUDIT CITY 380 AGREEMENTS AND NO-BID CONTRACTS
by Max Grossman According to the Texas Comptroller, “Chapter 380 of the Local Government Code authorizes municipalities to offer incentives
Retrovision — Economic Impact
This article originally appeared on 17 January 2017. What do you think has more effect on the El Paso economy.
“Lots of Empty Spaces”
Here’s a story from the El Paso Times headlined Downtown El Paso’s vacant buildings await next wave of redevelopment: Lots
Why Tommy Gonzalez Got Fired
It happened. El Paso City Manager Tommy Gonzalez got canned Tuesday after 7 or 8 years on the job. By
Economic Development : We’ve Been Doing It Wrong.
The Woody and Gayle Hunt Family Foundation hired the Perryman Group to study and propose some suggestions regarding Economic Development
Everybody’s talking about all the Economic Development taking place downtown. Here, for instance, is that nice lady who has taken
The New Feudalism
Water rates are going up again, for the eighth year in a row. From the El Paso Times: El Paso
Economic Development for the Few
Some of those arena advocates act like it’s our patriotic duty to support downtown development. “Economic development,” they say. “Fortune
About the Arena
Advocates say we need the arena as an engine of economic development. That’s not how economic development works. If you
Retrovision: “How Quickly They Forget”
This article originally appeared on 2022 August 31. I stumbled across this gem the other day. From the El Paso
Quality of Life Much?
Woody and Gayle Hunt are El Paso Inc.’s El Pasoans of the year, 2022. Here are couple of things that
The City’s ED Policy is a Mess
No, not Erectile Dysfunction. That’s a separate discussion all together. Economic Development. The City’s Economic Development policies are designed to
El Paso is Unique
El Paso is as culturally unique as New Orleans, or San Francisco, or Key West. There is no place in
What You’ll Get From the Arena
Best case scenario: Collateral development. Maybe other businesses will spring up around the arena. Like what? When they were promoting
Tommy Gonzalez Doesn’t Share Our Values
The City can’t stop spending your money. Here’s a story from KFOXtv.com titled ‘We haven’t given up on Great Wolf
What I’ll Do If I’m Elected
El Paso is a great city. I never thought we needed to spend a billion dollars to fix it. There
How Did It Get So Bad So Quick?
In 2012, our property tax rates was 66 cents per $100 of valuation. For FY2023, the property tax rate is
Retrovision – TEDx El Paso: A City Reimagined
This post originally appeared on 04 March 2022. Saturday, March 5 (tomorrow, or today, or last week, depending on when
Do they have a long term plan?
I mean the richest people in El Paso. The people who got us into this mess. Do they have a