Ken Becker

USA Rail Terminal announces Eskota Road Rail Terminal

Posted: 03/19/2014
Author: Ken Becker

Sweetwater, Texas; Eskota Road Rail Terminal planned to open near Sweetwater, Texas
USA Rail Terminals announces the planned opening of “Eskota Road Rail Terminal” located to serve the Cline Shale, Wolfcamp and the Eastern Shelf of the Permian Basin. It is the only rail terminal location in West Texas that has the unique capability of accessing two Class 1 railroads, the BNSF and the UP! Located 5 miles east of Sweetwater, Texas and north of Interstate 20 on Eskota Road, this location is one of a kind for West Texas.

Cline Shale Catalyst for Nolan County Forward Planning

Posted: 02/20/2013
Author: Ken Becker

After a recent SEED Board Meeting, SEED staff and SEED President Art Maberry were in discussion concerning the sellout of all the acreage in the existing Sweetwater Business Park and where do we go from here.  Art stated “wouldn’t it be nice to have all the taxing entities in Nolan County meeting together to help form the look of Nolan County and our future!”  With that statement, the Nolan County “Think Tank” / Forward Planning Committee was started.  Art directed the SEED staff to organize and facilitate a planning session with the different entities.  The core group included Nolan County, the Mayors & City Managers from Roscoe and Sweetwater, school Superintendents’ from Highland, Roscoe, Blackwell, & Sweetwater along with representatives from the Chamber of Commerce, Bitter Creek Water Supply, RPMH, TSTC West Texas, Nolan County Foundation, Sweetwater Industrial Foundation, and SEED staff.

 

Posted: 02/08/2013
Author: Ken Becker
 

In the recent Cline Shale Oil play in this region, we will see the ramp up of activity, hiring employees, housing & employee shortages and many more opportunities to address. We hope to be proactive but also realize that some things will just happen and we will need to react. It will be interesting to see...

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Posted: 06/27/2012
Author: Ken Becker
 

Sweetwater/Nolan County is very diverse in our economic base. We continue to look at ways to build on that diversity through business expansions, relocations, and recruitment. We work hard to create opportunities for local companies to grow and prosper. We build long lasting relationships and lend a helping hand to our neighbors. Here is a little bit of “GOOD News” that might lift your spirits....

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Posted: 12/15/2011
Author: Ken Becker
 

We are working with Workforce Solutions of West Central Texas (WSWCT), along with Abilene Christian University’s (ACU) Griggs Center for Entrepreneurship & Philanthropy, on a grant received from the Texas Workforce Commission to provide training and resources to Entrepreneurs in the West Central Texas region. The organization operating the grant is called the West Texas Innovation network (WTIN). Additional information can be found at www.wtin.org

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Entrepreneurial Workshop

Posted: 10/25/2011
Author: Ken Becker

Have you ever dreamed of owning your own business, but don't know how to get started?  Do you already own a business that has room for improvement or has unmet growth potential and you would like take it to the next level?

Posted: 02/02/2009
Author: Ken Becker
 

As we look at the economy, locally, nationally, and worldwide, we see that no one is recession proof. We see the banking industry nationally and worldwide hit by poor decisions and a sub-prime market.

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