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Posted on: May 3, 2017

Economic Development 2017 Business Summit

The Balch Springs Economic Development and the Balch Springs Chamber Commerce partnered together in a joint venture to host the 2017 Balch Springs Economic Development Business Summit on Wednesday March 1, 2017. The annual summit was well received with more than 90 attendees who included leaders from within the city and leaders from surrounding cities, lenders, and businesses from the area and surrounding communities.

The two hour event included a variety of speakers and topics. The speakers for the event were; Invocation was led by Mayor Carrie Marshall, Keynote speaker was Sr. Vice President of Economic Development Mike Rosa-Dallas Regional Chamber, Assistant Superintendent Dr. Karyn Cummings-Mesquite ISD, Lead Economic Development Specialist Ahmad Goree- SBA (Small Business Administration), WTC Performance Group Jerry White- Best Southwest Partnership, Marketing Director Kim Britton-Star Transit and Community Development Director Chris Dyser-City of Balch Springs. 

Thank you to the sponsors for supporting this great event: 

PRESENTING SPONSORS: City of Balch Springs and Balch Springs Economic Development Corporations

GOLD SPONSORS: Future Telecom, ONCOR, Walmart and Whataburger.

SILVER SPONSORS: ATMOS Energy and First State Bank

BUSINESS SPONSORS:  Balch Springs Nursing Home, STAR Transit, Texas State Senator Bob Hall and Texas Truck AC.

For more information regarding Economic Development projects in the city of Balch Springs please contact: Chris Dyser, Community Development Director at 972-286-4477 Ext. 212 or by email at or Effie Donaldson, Economic Development Administrative Services Mgr. 972-286-4477 Ext. 215 or by email at or Linda Highwood, Economic Development Project Coordinator at 972-286-4477 Ext. 214 or by email at

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