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Opportunity for Opportunity Zone Program to grow

Created in 2017, the national Opportunity Zone Program is poised to grow in rural areas of Wichita County. Henry Florsheim, President and CEO of the Wichita Falls Chamber of Commerce said, “the Opportunity Zones Program (OZP) is something the chamber brings up to every large investor interested in moving a business or development to the Wichita Falls area.” Read more about this program here.

100+ employers participate in record-breaking job fair

Hosted by Workforce Solutions North Texas at Vernon College, over 100 employers participated in a record-breaking job fair for Wichita Falls and surrounding area residents. This was the largest event of its kind by Workforce Solutions North Texas with over 475 job-seekers in attendance. Read more about this event here.

Business boom in downtown Wichita Falls

New leases are being signed weekly with White Realty in buildings in historic downtown Wichita Falls. “In the last month, they included a wine importing business, a trucking firm and a chocolatier. Downtown Wichita Falls was a booming community up until the 60s when a city dependent on oil and gas bottomed out. However, the area is picking up businesses once again and local entrepreneurs want to be apart of it.” Read more about this story here.

New apartments in downtown

New apartments coming to downtown Wichita Falls, hopefully as soon as August 2019! “If you’re looking for a new lease on life or just a new place to live then you’re in luck. The City Center Apartments are nearing completion.” To learn how you can become one of the new tenants or read the full story, click here.