CONGRESSWOMAN EDDIE BERNICE JOHNSON HOLDS ANNUAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT SUMMIT
Balch Springs, TX (Thursday, May 13, 2010) Today Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson held her annual Economic Development Summit for local municipalities. More than 50 people attended the summit that took place at the Civic Center in Balch Springs, TX. Various speakers presented information on a range of topics focused on growing economic opportunities for local governments.
Information on federal funding opportunities, how federal funds are distributed on the county and municipal level, and how local governments can use things such as Tax Increment Reinvestment Zones or Public Improvement districts to spur growth were just some of the topics covered.
“It is important that governments on all levels work together towards providing optimum opportunities for its communities,” said Congresswoman Johnson.
For more information on economic opportunities for local governments, please call the 30th Congressional District office of Texas at 214-922-8885.
U.S. Representative Eddie Bernice Johnson is the highest-ranking Texan on the House Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure and a senior member of the Science Committee. She represents the 30th Congressional District of Texas, which, includes Downtown Dallas, Fair Park, Oak Lawn, Turtle Creek, Old East Dallas, Pleasant Grove, & South Oak Cliff; all of Balch Springs, DeSoto, Hutchins, Lancaster & Wilmer and parts of Cedar Hill, Duncanville, Ferris, Glenn Heights and Ovilla.