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Youth Career Summit in Jasper today

Our local Workforce Solutions organized and hosted this event in Jasper today at the Wesley Center at First United Methodist Church.  Students in grades 8-12 from several surrounding school districts are attending to learn more about in-demand careers in Southeast...

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JEDCO touts Airport Industrial Park at Jasper Air Show

JEDCO touts Airport Industrial Park at Jasper Air Show

JEDCO staff enjoyed being part of the 13th Annual Jasper Air Show this past weekend.  As one of the sponsors we had a booth near the entrance where we were able to show the public the available property in JEDCO's Industrial Air Park on the eastern border of the...

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JEDCO Supports Innovative New Higher Ed Alliance

JEDCO Supports Innovative New Higher Ed Alliance

JEDCO staff and board members attended the ribbon cutting ceremony celebrating the formation of the Deep East Texas College and Career Alliance today at the Higher Education and Technology Center in Jasper. This innovative alliance provides dual-credit courses to...

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Progress for Jasper – Jasper United Votes Yes

Progress for Jasper – Jasper United Votes Yes

Jasper United, the unique partnership between JEDCO and the City of Jasper, moves forward with a $3.4 million investment in downtown and new jobs. The annual economic impact of the new Provalus headquarters is estimated to be between $15 million and $18 million.

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New Parking Lot Complements Downtown Revitalization

New Parking Lot Complements Downtown Revitalization

  Members of JEDCO’s board of directors, The Jasper – Lake Sam Rayburn Chamber of Commerce and interested citizens celebrated the completion of a new parking lot in downtown Jasper. The lot, designed by McKinley-Golden Architects and built by Leland-Bradlee...

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JEDCO Intros GIS Mapping with New Website

JEDCO Intros GIS Mapping with New Website

JEDCO launched a new and improved website this week at Jasperedc.com featuring a GIS mapping element useful to both site selectors and area commercial real estate brokers. The site was created by Sal Baldovinos and Ariel Digital Marketing.  The GIS mapping segment...

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Progress – Revitalizing Downtown Jasper

Progress – Revitalizing Downtown Jasper

Patience truly is a virtue, one that is showing signs of paying off regarding the planned revitalization of Jasper’s downtown. Real change can be seen on the on Phase One which entails a beautiful makeover of South Main Street from US 190 north to Water Street that...

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Provalus Coming to South East Texas

Provalus Coming to South East Texas

We’re heading to the Lone Star State… Provalus is opening its 2nd technology center in Jasper, Texas to provide a superior alternative to overseas outsourcing of services. “We’re proud to say our mission is to provide tech careers to bright under-employed individuals,...

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Economy Adds 19,600 Jobs in May

Economy Adds 19,600 Jobs in May

AUSTIN ⎯ The Texas economy saw additional positive employment growth in May 2019, with 19,600 seasonally adjusted nonfarm positions added over the month. The Texas economy’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in May 2019 set a new historic record low rate of 3.5...

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