KEDC Mission:

Importing money through S.M.A.R.T. Economic Development.

Allow us to introduce to you Kerrville, a city of 25,000, which is a stone’s throw away from the burgeoning growth of the Austin-San Antonio economic corridor, also referred to as the ‘The Next Great American Metropolis’ by Forbes Magazine. The metropolis the magazine is referring to is the 73-mile stretch between San Antonio and Austin, a region of 4.5 million, where Kerrville and the Hill Country is the bookend to this corridor. Kerrville is positioned as a destination for strategic economic growth and a must-visit destination for companies, investors and entrepreneurs who are seeking a location for expansion and seeing their business thrive.

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Open remarks will be made by Governor Greg Abbott.

As we move into recovery and resiliency phase, KEDC is proud to continue to offer resources to our community through vital partnerships, such as the Office of the Governor.  We are excited to be able to pass along the latest opportunity to receive crucial information from panelists such as executives from eBayFacebookWorkforce Solutions and the Small Business Development Center (SBDC). Also joining the webinar will be Aaron Demerson, Commissioner Representing Employers at the Texas Workforce Commission. The COVID-19 crisis has served to emphasize just how critical it is for all businesses to have a strong online presence. This webinar, hosted by the Office of the Governor, will help businesses to better understand how to optimize platforms like Facebook and eBay. Their Workforce Solutions expert in business resiliency will advise attendees on resources available to help businesses to become more resilient. SBDCs are expanding to meet the needs of small businesses and will be sharing this new resource information. There will also be a live Q&A session as part of the event.

Join the Office of the Governor as the experienced panel answers key questions and offers advice on topics such as:

  • Enhancing online presence and communications
  • Building e-commerce into your business model
  • Business resiliency
  • Resources available to plan for changing economic circumstances
  • Workforce-related topics including hiring and unemployment

This webinar is held in partnership with the Texas Workforce Commission.

For the 14th Consective Year, Texas was named the
#1 Best State to do Business by Chief Executive Magazine

Kerrville has a growing population of 22,000 and
serves several surrounding rural communities

Wall Street Journal described Kerrville as
"one of the wealthiest small towns in America."

Precinct 2 Prosperity Program

Our mission is to pass legislation that will legalize the sale of all alcoholic beverages, including mixed beverages in Precinct 2 with a vision to bring increased economic opportunities to our region.

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Economic Updates from the Texas Office of the Governor 8-5-2020:
Texas Economic Update: June Snapshot
Texas added 243,900 jobs in June.

Texas continues to be the leader in the most private sector jobs added over the last 10 years.

The Texas unemployment rate dropped to 8.6%, down from 13% in May and lower than the U.S. rate of 11.1%.

The four-week moving average for initial unemployment claims continues to drop.

For the second consecutive
month, Leisure and Hospitality added the most jobs of
any major industry with the
addition of 142,700 positions.

Trade, Transportation, and
Utilities added a series-high
44,200 positions.

Retail Trade employment saw 42,000 jobs added.

For the full snapshot, visit the OOG Website:

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We are happy to see KSH expanding! They are such a vital economic component of our community. Congratulations Texas Health and Human Services CommissionTexas Health and Human Services Commission


AUSTIN – The Texas Health and Human Services Commission announced today construction is underway on a $30.5 million project at Kerrville State Hospital to create a 70-bed maximum-security unit.

“This project is an investment in the community and in the patients we serve,” said Tim Bray, Texas HHS Associate Commissioner for State Hospitals. “This state-of-the-art unit will support us as we continue providing the very best inpatient psychiatric care to people with mental illness.”

Construction crews are transforming two vacant buildings on campus into a maximum-security forensic unit. The new unit will add 70 beds to the hospital’s existing 220-bed capacity.

This project is part of the $745 million investment from the Texas Legislature and Gov. Greg Abbott for the construction and renovation of state psychiatric hospitals in Austin, Kerrville, Rusk and San Antonio, as well as a new hospital in Houston.

“I am proud to have supported efforts to provide a much-needed expansion to the Kerrville State Hospital,” said State Sen. Dawn Buckingham. “This project is important for the community and will benefit many citizens in Kerrville and surrounding areas.”

The new unit is expected to be completed by September 2021. When finished, Kerrville State Hospital will become the third state hospital in Texas to offer maximum-security beds. North Texas State Hospital-Vernon and Rusk State Hospital are also psychiatric care facilities that serve patients in a maximum-security setting.

Health officials anticipate 260 new jobs will be created at Kerrville State Hospital after construction is complete and the new unit opens. New jobs will include direct care staff such as psychiatric nursing assistants, nurses, psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers and support service positions for the kitchen, laundry, maintenance, and security areas.

“It is exciting to think about this expansion of the Kerrville State Hospital,” said Kerrville Mayor Bill Blackburn. “In addition to the good jobs that will be welcomed by the people of Kerrville, I think of the good care the patients here will find at the hospital. My father spent the last four years of his life at the Kerrville State Hospital, and he was well cared for.”

At this time, to protect the health and safety of patients and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic, non-essential visitors are not allowed on campus. We are providing links to the published video, downloadable b-roll and pictures of the initial phase of construction, as well as video sound bites from Mike Maples, HHSC Deputy Executive Commissioner of the Health and Specialty Care System.

For more information about state hospital construction projects throughout the state, visit the Changes to the State Hospital System page on the HHS website.

About Kerrville State Hospital
Kerrville State Hospital, which is about 50 miles Northwest of San Antonio, provides inpatient psychiatric services for patients on a forensic commitment, which includes people who have been ruled incompetent to stand trial or found not guilty by reason of insanity. The hospital serves approximately 250 patients annually. Kerrville State Hospital is among 10 state hospitals that HHSC operates for people with mental health disorders.

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