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The Stephenville Chamber of Commerce and Stephenville Economic Development Foundation (STEDCO) have been working together with the City of Stephenville to coordinate and improve economic development efforts in our community. After much discussion and diligent research, we believe that the establishment of a Type B Economic Development Corporation (EDC) is an important step in providing a unified, business friendly environment.

Economic development includes activities that focus on the creation, attraction, retention and expansion of businesses with the goal of adding new and higher paying jobs to increase a communitys median income, thereby improving the quality of life enjoyed by all residents.

The City Council voted unanimously to place Proposition 1 on the ballot for the upcoming May election. This measure will give the City of Stephenville the ability to increase their focus on economic development WITHOUT increasing taxes or cutting current programs or services. There will be no change in any of your tax rates as a result of Prop 1. The forming of a Type B EDC will simply designate current tax dollars to be spent specifically on economic development related activities. Whether it's building, maintaining and improving infrastructure, or providing prospective businesses with a helpful place to facilitate their investment in Stephenville, the EDC will approve projects aimed at promoting new and expanded business development to ensure responsible, sustainable growth in our city for years to come.

Along with the Chamber and STEDCO, many other community partners including Ranger College and Erath County Builders Association, as well as leaders from education, manufacturing, health care, small businesses, banks and beyond are in support of this EDC initiative!

According to Wendell Hollingsworth, VP of Operations for Fibergrate, When companies see sustainable economic development funding and a united front, they see that the city means business.

Chad Decker, owner of Hard 8 BBQ, has expanded his restaurant business into three other cities including Coppell, Roanoke and most recently The Colony. According to Decker, The support of the local EDC in all of these cities was crucial when making our decision to open a business there. From assistance with the permitting process and locating property to coordinating with utilities and financial incentives, the welcoming atmosphere and resources provided were essential in making our investment successful.

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The Chamber and STEDCO have compiled a fact sheet that addresses many of the questions that citizens may have about the ballot proposition and how the forming of a new Type B EDC will benefit the Stephenville community. Click the link below to view the official press release and fact sheet. We encourage you to review the fact sheet and share with your family, friends, neighbors, coworkers and employees to help us educate the community about this important issue.

If you have additional questions about the proposition, please reach out to us and let us know!
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* WHEN & WHERE do I vote?

Mon, April 27-Fri, May 1: 8am-5pm
Mon, May 4 & Tues, May 5: 7am-7pm
Sat, May 9: 7am-7pm
Erath County Courthouse

Click here for a sample ballot:
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What's NEW at the monthly ChamberMIX!?

Congratulations to Fibergrate Composite Structures for winning the drawing during the ChamberMIX in December 2014! They have been awarded $50 for attending this great networking opportunity and they've donated it to Erath County United Way.

There will be a monthly drawing at each ChamberMIX! from the Chamber Membership for $50 cash. If the member drawn isn't present, the money goes back into the pot, making it an even sweeter deal at the next ChamberMIX!

Right now the pot sits at $200! So come to our next mixer for your chance at the cash!

Our April ChamberMIX! will be hosted by the Law Offices of Brady L. Pendleton on Thursday, April 23, from 5:00 - 6:00 pm. Please join us for networking and an opportunity to learn about a local attorney and the services that he provides.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015


RIBBON CUTTING - Erath Gardens of Memory
6811 S. Hwy 377,
Tuesday, April 28, 2015, 4:30 PM

Paluxy River Children's Advocacy Center Child Abuse Awareness Fundraiser
In & Around Stephenville,
Thursday, April 30, 2015

RIBBON CUTTING - Dublin Rodeo Heritage Museum
118 West Blackjack Street, Dublin,
Thursday, April 30, 2015, 5:00 PM

Oakwood Assisted Living and Memory Care Greet & Grab Burrito Breakfast
2305 Lingleville Rd.,
Thursday, April 30, 2015, 6:30 AM

Preventive Stroke Screening
Stephenville Senior Citizens Center,
Thursday, April 30, 2015

Stephenville Optimist Auction
TSU Wisdom Gym,
Friday, May 01, 2015, 5:30 PM

8th Annual Hamburger Supper & Dessert Auction
Erath County Volunteer Fire and Rescue Fire Station,
Saturday, May 02, 2015, 6:00 PM

Artist Exhibit featuring the Mother/Daughter Duo Laura Nance and Alice Leese OPENS
CTFAC River North Gallery,
Saturday, May 02, 2015, 9:00 AM

Cowboy Capital MS Trail Ride
Hunewell Ranch,
Saturday, May 02, 2015, 8:00 AM

Original Team Roping
Lone Star Arena,
Saturday, May 02, 2015

RIBBON CUTTING - Moncrief Cancer Institute - Mobile Cancer Survivor Clinic
Stephenville Medical & Surgical Clinic,
Tuesday, May 05, 2015, 11:00 AM

910 Old Hico Rd.,
Thursday, May 07, 2015, 4:30 PM

National Day of Prayer
Begins at Courthouse,
Thursday, May 07, 2015, 7:00 AM

Parent's Night Out at In-Zone
215 Private Road 1092,
Friday, May 08, 2015, 6:00 PM

Gordie Moore "Bubblegum" Memorial Roping
Lone Star Arena,
Friday, May 08, 2015

Second Saturday Health Screenings
HEB Pharmacy,
Saturday, May 09, 2015, 9:00 AM

Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive
In & Around Stephenville,
Saturday, May 09, 2015

Gordie Moore "Bubblegum" Memorial Roping
Lone Star Arena,
Sunday, May 10, 2015

USTRC Cowboy Capital Classic Team Roping
Lone Star Arena,
Friday, May 15, 2015, 9:00 AM

Alice Leese & Laura Nance Artist Reception
CTFAC River North Gallery,
Saturday, May 16, 2015, 3:00 PM

USTRC Cowboy Capital Classic Team Roping
Lone Star Arena,
Saturday, May 16, 2015, 9:00 AM

Good Tree Family Night feat. Happy Toe Dancers
2010 Good Tree Street,
Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 5:30 PM

CC5D Saddle Battle Barrel Race
Lone Star Arena,
Saturday, May 23, 2015

Second Saturday Health Screenings
HEB Pharmacy,
Saturday, June 13, 2015, 9:00 AM

Erath County Meals on Wheels Dinner & Auction
City Hall at City Limits,
Friday, June 19, 2015

4th Annual Sporting Clay Fun Shoot Benefiting Erath Meals on Wheels
Rough Creek Lodge, Glen Rose,
Saturday, June 20, 2015

Second Saturday Health Screenings
HEB Pharmacy,
Saturday, July 11, 2015, 9:00 AM

Phone: 254.965.5313 • Fax: 254.965.3814 187 W Washington • P.O. Box 306 • Stephenville, TX 76401
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