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Posted: Sunday, May 5, 2013 4:30 am

AUSTIN — Texas cities have a new resource to help attract business and development opportunities.

The Texas Workforce Commission, Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service and Decision Data Resources have developed SitesOnTexas 2.0.

This Web-based geographic information system software allows users to create reports and maps that support economic decisions and help track regional progress, a news release states.

“SitesOnTexas 2.0 is a geographic mapping resource that allows workforce and economic development professionals to effectively collaborate with employers and plan for business expansion, job retention and workforce training,” said Andres Alcantar, workforce commission chairman.

TWC is providing two licenses for SitesOnTexas 2.0 for each of its 28 local workforce development boards.

Other groups can get licenses to SitesOnTexas 2.0, including economic development, state and local government agencies, community colleges, utility economic development offices, regional planning commissions and chambers of commerce, the release states. For more information, go to SitesOnTexas.com.

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1 comment:

  • Viktor posted at 2:19 pm on Tue, May 7, 2013.

    Viktor Posts: 317

    Will Killeen Economic Development Corporation(KEDC) be making use of this resource? They haven't done much to attract business growth to Killeen area. They do get a chunk of change from city budget to bring in business. Trend has been over reliance on Ft. Hood for local economy. Killeen could use businesses to grow their tax base like Sam's Club now underway in H. Heights. Building homes to get more taxes isn't helpful when there aren't enough jobs. Feds are slashing budgets, furloughs on base.