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By Jerry Boatner | Dec 8, 2017

Charlie Smith, executive director of the Mount Pleasant Economic Development  Corporation, announced his coming retirement at a recent EDC board meeting.

He submitted his resignation, to be effective January 17, after almost 15 years of leading the local economic group in its goal of growing and enhancing the economy of Mount Pleasant and Titus County.

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By John Dilmore | Oct 7, 2017

The Mount Pleasant Economic Development Corporation (MPEDC) board on Oct. 3 approved extending its contract with a professional consulting firm that assists in marketing the city to prospective retail businesses.

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By Charles Smith | Aug 4, 2017

The Mount Pleasant Economic Development Corporation (MPEDC) has supported grant applications with a pledge of matching funds to the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC).  The Texas Workforce Commission has conducted three rounds of grants designed to encourage additional career training capacity in the State.  The program allows a Workforce Area to submit a grant application for a maximum of $75,000.  The application requires matching funds from a Community Type A Corporation.  

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By Corina Roge | Jul 14, 2017

Representative Cole Hefner and his staff visited the Industrial Technology Training Center on July 13th. The Mount Pleasant Economic Development Corporation (MPEDC) partnered with Northeast Texas Community College (NTCC) in 2009 to proceed with the development of the Industrial Technology Training Center (ITTC). The ITTC has allowed for NTCC to expand its job training capacity. Today over 200 persons are receiving advanced training in a wide range of industrial fields of study. 

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By Corina Roge | Jul 12, 2017

Newly Weds Food and Northeast Texas Community College have partnered together for job-training.  The job-training will be provided due to a $170,267 Skills Development Fund grant that was approved by the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC). The grant will be used for specialized training that will benefit workers in the Northeast Texas area. Training is a priority at Newly Weds Foods and it shows. When the Newly Weds facility was initially built in Mount Pleasant, a room was already designated specifically for... Read More

Nov 3, 2016

The Mount Pleasant City Council appointed a new member, Jason Snodgrass, to the Mount Pleasant Economic Development Corporation Board.

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Oct 27, 2016

(Tupelo, Miss.) — Mount Pleasant is looking to expand their retail by partnering with The Retail Coach, the nation’s leading retail recruitment firm. Centrally located in the heart of Northeast Texas, along primary transportation routes, Mount Pleasant is home to a variety of manufacturing facilities, as well as diverse shopping and culinary options. More than 32,000 residents call Mount Pleasant and Titus County their home. Often referred to as the economic hub of Northeast Texas, the city has served as the... Read More

Sep 6, 2016

MOUNT PLEASANT, TEXAS – Northeast Texas Community College and The University of Texas at Tyler recently formed a new partnership to benefit the students of the Industrial Technology Training Center (ITTC).  Through a 2+2 articulation agreement students who complete an Associate of Applied Science degree in Industrial Technology at NTTC can smoothly transfer into UT Tyler’s Industrial Technology bachelor’s degree program. This will prepare students for a variety of jobs in technical professions.

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