A business appreciation luncheon hosted by Cuero Development Corporation and GVEC highlighted the impact of Eagle Ford Shale in South Texas.
Guest speaker for the event was Omar Garcia of San Antonio. He is president of South Texas Energy and Economic Roundtable (STEER). The luncheon was held Wednesday at Chisholm Trail Heritage Museum.
As Cuero mayor Sara Post-Meyer welcomed business owners and government officials, she contrasted the impact felt locally over the last couple of years.
The unemployment rate is down to 3.9 percent, sales tax income is up 20 percent over 2012, hotel occupancy tax is up 33 percent over 2012, building permits issued in last 12 months totaled $33 million for 230 projects.
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