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April 2017 - In This Issue:

TOGETHER - SHAPING THE FUTURE.
The vision of the Hutto Economic Development Corporation is to foster an environment that facilitates meaningful employment and diversified capital investment resulting in Hutto being a desirable and profitable business location.

 



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April 6, 2017








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Hutto Economic
Development Corporation
Board of Directors

Mario Pere z
Chairman

Doug Fell
Vice-Chairman

Garry Guthrie
Treasurer

Anne Cano
Secretary

Jeff Coombs

Gerry "Kim" Engram

Jazlyn Wiles


 
 



Hutto Economic  
Development Corporation  
Staff

President and CEO

Jason Nicholas
Vice President
 
Emily Butler
Executive Assistant

LETTER FROM  THE 
PRESIDENT and CEO
Tim Chase

Three Recommendations for Growth

At the HEDC's January meeting, City Manager Odis Jones asked the Board of Directors to recommend three things that are critically needed to stimulate more economic development.  The HEDC's Board took this challenge very seriously and in concert with the Development Services Office and the City Council we collaborated on the following recommendations, without which, Hutto will not see the desired growth:


Build a Spec Building                 
As Soon As Possible

Over the last 18 months, the EDC has received 82 inquiries, submitted on 47 projects, and had 26 site visits.  A few of these projects have landed, but none in Hutto.  When we are
given a reason, and most of the time we are not, we hear that Hutto is not as development ready as other locations in Central Texas.      Being able to accommodate a new company's real estate needs is paramount in winning deals.  The EDC is committed to using some of the new revenues generated by the HEB shopping center to encourage a private developer to build at least a 50,000-sf industrial building.  

Streamline and ReduceDevelopment    
Costs for Primary Employers

The City Council and the EDC are committed to reducing the obstacles, time, and costs associated with large-scale industrial and commercial development.  To this end, the City Council has already made several changes to the Unified Development Codes, and I believe more improvements are on the way.   Included in this strategy is the possibility of offering discounts on utilities and fees, so as to make Hutto extremely competitive among Central Texas cities

Prioritize Investments 
i n New Infrastructure

Former Hutto leaders are to be 
commended for all the planning, work, and expense that has gone into providing the City with outstanding water and waste water systems.  These improvements have been years in the making! With the addition this spring of the new 2.0M gallons-per-day sewer plant, we are beginning a new chapter in our growth potential.  That said, there is one last piece to the infrastructure puzzle.  The City can open approximately 5,000 acres of land for a variety of new developments by building additional sewer lines west, north, and east of the current city limits.  

These three recommendations are included in the City's new Strategic Plan & Execution Guide which was unveiled by Mayor Gaul and Manager Jones last Wednesday evening.  To learn more about the future plans for Hutto, be sure to register for the next Hutto Chamber luncheon on April 12th, at 11:30AM at EWCHEC.  Mayor Gaul and Manager Jones will be the featured speakers for this month's event.




April 6, 2017  

Jonas Miller
Chief of Staff 
U.S. Congressman John Carter 
Jonas Miller is currently the Chief of Staff for U.S. Congressman, John "Judge" Carter. He has been a senior advisor for numerous campaigns for the U.S. Congress, State Senate, State Representative and county elections. Prior to his political career, Miller had a successful career in the banking industry. He currently serves on the Baylor Scott & White Board of Directors (Central Texas Region), Chairman of YMCA-Hutto & YMCA Metro Member, & the Round Rock Chamber of Commerce. Past opportunities include: Association of the United States Army (AUSA), Round Rock Serving Center, Cris Love, Jr. Foundation and the Nathan Chapman Foundation. He studied his undergraduate at West Texas A & M University, his Master's at Texas A & M - Central Texas (M.B.A.), U.S. Army War College (Seminar 5), and the Campaign Leadership Institute in Washington, DC.  The Miller family (Chrissie, Ethan and Hannah) attend Cityview Bible Church (Member of the Hill Country Bible Church Association).


Please Join Us!

The Hutto Power Breakfast is held the
First Thursday of each month at 7:30 am

EWCHEC - Hutto 
1600 Innovation Blvd.
3rd floor
Hutto, TX 78634

No RSVP required.


COMMUNITY DEMOGRAPHICS
   
Type A Economic Development Sales Tax Allocation
Fiscal Year
February
March
Cumulative
Total
1997/98
$4,154.04
$1,730.68
$40,417.02
1998/99
$3,500.62
$3,996.65
$32,045.20
1999/00
$2,507.40
$1,819.40
$35,093.61
2000/01
$5,442.41
$2,720.66
$50,940.93
2001/02
$7,732.95
$3,113.69
$58,299.83
2002/03
$8,083.69
$4,935.68
$73,572.84
2003/04
$12,126.71
$5,727.65
$98,841.25
2004/05
$22,085.49
$16,867.68
$216,990.28
2005/06
$28,355.51
$23,930.39
$336,629.05
2006/07
$30,649.89
$21,218.01
$376,036.41
2007/08
$45,591.26
$33,150.36
$481,309.64
2008/09
$47,338.22
$28,820.17
$495,826.74
2009/10
$45,362.56
$31,149.48
$467,917.40
2010/11
$46,999.77
$35,352.26
$509,128.41
2011/12
$55,486.89
$40,981.09
$580,957.66
2012/13
$55,690.20
$46,042.35
$627,678.95
2013/14
$65,767.19
$42,999.05
$668,340.52
2014/15
$69,593.21
$52,829.52
$768,894.59
2015/16
$81,488.53
$60,032.14
$860,202.55
2016/17
$94,190.51
$85,605.74
*$485,423.81
 
 
*Cumulative Fiscal year-to-date Data Figure

 

Single Family Building Permits Issued by Month
Month
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
20 16
2017

January
71
64
 18
20
23
10
11
18
84
  24

  57

February
49
49
 15
6
11
32
53
11
12
  40
   9
March
84
47
 14
6
22
11
65
55
14 45 36
April
75
46
 48
6
24
19
32
54
18
103

May
37
29
 22
36
12
8
16 
29
21
17

June
44
22
 29
17
8
9
29
118
16
20
July
34
32
 39
6
20
40
43
25
24
  33
August
25
41
 22
11
17
22
32
18
21
  13
September
24
28
 24
7
10
19
18
18
10
  12
October
51
5
 19
7
5
44
28
18
31 25
November
60
9
  6
17
26
2
 24
40
34
  17
December
7
12
  7
15
9
10
 13
25
25
  18
TOTAL
561 384 263 154 187 226 364 429 310 367 102

*Cumulative year-to-date Data Figure

Year-to-Date Single Family Permits
Year
Total as of February
+/- Previous Year to Date
2015
110
30.95%
2016
109
-.91%
2017
102
-6.42%

    

January 2017 Unemployment Rates

Area

Jan '17 

Dec '16

Jan'16

Austin/Round Rock MSA

3.5%

3.2%

3.2%

Texas

4.9% 

4.5%

4.5%

National

5.1%

4.5%

5.3%



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