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Posted on: October 2, 2020

COVID-19 Relief Grants

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SMALL BUSINESS ASSISTANCE 

APPLICATIONS FOR ROUND 2 OF CARES ACT FUNDING FOR CITY OF BALCH SPRINGS SMALL BUSINESSES AFFECTED BY COVID-19 PANDEMIC, WILL BE AVAILABLE FROM OCTOBER 2- OCTOBER 16. ASSISTANCE IS PROVIDED AS A REIMBURSEMENT GRANT UP TO ...

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Posted on: August 13, 2020

Hillwood Commerce 635 Business Park Breaks Ground

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Commerce 635 is a Class A Business logistics park with a minimum of 950,000 SF of available leasing space on 95 acres. Located east of I-635 and Lake June Road (formerly DD Ranch), Commerce 635 has great interstate visibility and close proximity to the ma...

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Posted on: August 6, 2020

Plaquemines Port, Harbor & Terminal District

Plaquemines Port

The Plaquemines Port Harbor & Terminal District (PPHTD) development allows operators, tenants and financial investment partners the ability to take advantage of the first true “greenfield port development” in the United States in o...

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Posted on: July 20, 2020

Federal COVID-19 Relief Programs for Small Businesses & Nonprofits

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Join us as Ahmad Goree from the SBA, EDC and Chamber discuss the (PPP), (EIDL) Loan and City Grant opportunities. 

Date: Wed. July 22, 2020 at 10:00 AM to 1:30 PM 

 (Eventbrite & Zoom Registration Available Now) 

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Posted on: July 13, 2020

The City Balch Springs COVID-19 Impact On Your Business Survey

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This survey is designed to address business needs to determine who will be the most qualified to receive a Grant.

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Posted on: May 19, 2020

Economic Development 2020 Business Summit

2020 EDC Business Summit 2020 (103)

The Balch Springs Economic Development and the Balch Springs Chamber Commerce partnered together in a joint venture to host the 2020 Balch Springs Economic Development Business Summit on Wednesday February 26, 2020 at the Balch Springs Civic Center. &...

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Posted on: April 15, 2020

Governor Abbott, Goldman Sachs, LiftFund Announce $50 Million in Loans For Texas Small Businesses

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AUSTIN - Governor Greg Abbott today announced that Goldman Sachs and the LiftFund, along with other community development financial institutions (CDFIs), are partnering to provide $50 million in loans to small businesses in Texas that have been affected b...

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Posted on: March 23, 2020

Timbers at Hickory Tree Ground Breaking

Timbers at Hickory Tree Groundbreaking Dignitaries

On February 27th the City of Balch Springs celebrated a ground breaking ceremony for the Timbers at Hickory Tree by Dominium Development. In attendance was the Honorable State Representative Toni Rose, Honorable State Representative Rhetta Bowers, Laryssa...

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Posted on: March 23, 2020

Balch Springs Economic Development Team Earns The Economic Development Excellence Award

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The Texas Economic Development Council (TEDC) announced the recipients of its annual Economic Excellence Recognition program for 2019. The awards were presented at a breakfast held Thursday, February 20, 2020, at the TEDC’s Winter Conference in ...

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Posted on: January 27, 2020

Comfort Inn & Suites Breaks Ground

Comfort Suites Ground Breaking

On November 14, 2019 the City of Balch Springs held a ground breaking ceremony for the Comfort Inn & Suites. The hotel is under construction and located on Beltline. PMZ plans to open by January 2021. 

The three (3) to four (4) story Comfort S...

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Posted on: November 18, 2019

Virgil T. Irwin Park Master Plan & Recreation Center Study Survey

Irwin Park

The City of Balch Springs is conducting a survey of its residents to determine how they use the existing Recreation Center and Virgil T. Irwin Park and to determine what the community needs and vision for these recreational facilities will be in the futur...

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Posted on: November 1, 2019

TEDC Honors Balch Springs with Community Economic Development Award

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TEDC Honors Balch Springs with Community Economic Development Award

The Texas Economic Development Council (TEDC) announced the recipients of its annual Community Economic Development Awards (CEDA) for 2019. The awards were presented at a special awards lu...

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Posted on: May 30, 2019

The City of Balch Springs Welcomes Ventura At Hickory Tree

Ventura Multi-Family Complex At Hickory Tree Road

On April 8, 2019 the Balch Springs City Council unanimously approved a zoning change to allow a multi-family complex which is owned by Balch Springs Leased Housing Associates an affiliate of Dominium and Managed by Dominium Texas Management Services. The ...

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Posted on: May 8, 2019

SEATA Workforce Development in Southern Dallas County

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On Thursday April 23rd the City of Balch Springs hosted the Dallas County SEATA (Southeast Area Transportation Alliance) luncheon. There was about 60 people in attendance from communities all over Dallas County including cities of Mesquite, Wilmer, Hutchi...

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Posted on: April 18, 2019

Balch Springs Day At The Capitol

Balch Springs Day 2019

On Tuesday March 26, 2019 the City of Balch Springs City Council, Executive Staff, EDC Boards (Type A & Type B), Planning & Zoning and City Staff attended the Balch Sprigs Day at the Capitol in Austin. The day consisted of recognition in the House...

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Posted on: April 18, 2019

Balch Springs Economic Development was recognized with Economic Excellence Recognition

TEDC Award 2019

The Texas Economic Development Council (TEDC) announced the recipients of its annual Economic Excellence Recognition program for 2018. The awards were presented at a breakfast held Thursday, February 21, 2019, at the TEDC’s Legislative Conference in Austi...

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Posted on: April 18, 2019

Balch Springs Economic Development Department Attends National Institute

Community Development Institue (CDI) March 2019

Economic and community development representatives from across the nation participated in the Texas Community Development Institute (CDI Texas) from March 4-7. Among those completing Year 2 was Linda Highwood and completing Year 3 of the three-year progra...

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Posted on: December 5, 2018

Dallas County Public Works Honors Chris Dyser

Dallas County Public Works Awards Chris Dyser with Community Partnering Award

On November 14, 2018 Dallas County Public Works honored Community Development Director Chris Dyser with the 2018 Special City Partnering Award.

The award reads as follows: When Chris Dyser joined the City of Balch Springs as Senior Planner and Planning Man...

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Posted on: December 10, 2018

The EDC Board was honnered with Award at the Annual Chamber Awards Gala

Chamber Gala Award 2018

Balch Springs EDC Boards were honored with the Large Business of the year award at the Balch Springs Annual Awards Gala on November 8, 2018.Board Members in attendance were:

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left to right: Kelwyn Hill (Type B Board Member), Dr. Carrie Gordon (Typ...

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Posted on: July 30, 2018

Balch Springs Economic Development Receives Economic Excellence Recognition

TEDC Award 2018

The Texas Economic Development Council (TEDC) has announced the recipients of its annual Economic Excellence Recognition program for 2017. The awards were presented at a special awards breakfast held Thursday, June 14, 2018, at the TEDC’s Mid-Year Confere...

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Posted on: November 26, 2018

Denny’s Restaurant and Fuzzy’s Restaurants ARE Now Opened for Business

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Denny’s Restaurant and Fuzzy’s
Restaurant are officially opened for business in the City of Balch Springs. TheBalch Springs Industrial and Economic Development Corporation (Type A) sold
1.445 acers of real property to Almo Investme...

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Posted on: November 26, 2018

Economic Development Type A Sells Land To LDG Development

LDG -Beltline Place

On October 30, 2018 the Balch Springs Industrial & Economic Development Type A Board sold 18.713 acres of land to LDG Development. The 220-unit multifamily property is located on the South East corner of South Beltline Road and Lasater Road. The Econo...

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Posted on: July 30, 2018

The City of Balch Springs and LDG Development to break ground on affordable housing

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Mayor Steven Gorwood and City Manager Susan Cluse joined with officials from LDG Development to break ground on the city’s newest affordable housing development-The Springs.  Once complete, the development will offer more than 220 apartment homes...

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Posted on: July 30, 2018

Denny’s Restaurant and Fuzzy’s Restaurants Coming to the City of Balch Springs

Dennys and Fuzzys Taco buildings being built

 

Denny’s Restaurant and Fuzzy’s Restaurant opened in the City of Balch Springs. The Balch Springs Industrial and Economic Development Corporation (Type A) sold 1.445 acers of real property to Almo Investment II Ltd. to construct two restaurants a...

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Posted on: August 27, 2018

The City Of Balch Springs Welcomes Comfort Suites to the City

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On July 20, 2018 the Balch Springs Industrial Economic Development Corporation Type A entered into an economic development agreement to sell 2 acres of land to Comfort Suites (PMZ Balch Springs Lodging LLC) out of Seagoville, Texas. Comfort Suites hotel w...

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