The New Braunfels Economic Development Corporation, the local 4B Sales Tax Board, was recently recognized by the Texas Economic Development Council (TEDC) for Economic Excellence for the 12th consecutive year and received Merit Recognition in the Workforce Excellence Award Regional Category for their work with the Seguin EDC.
TEDC announced the recipients of their annual Economic Excellence Recognition program for 2017 at a special awards breakfast on June 14. The Economic Excellence Recognition program provides recognition to economic development organizations that meet a desired threshold of professionalism. Thirty-nine organizations (of the more than 700 Texas EDC organizations) received the 2017 Economic Excellence Recognition, including the NBEDC.
New Braunfels and Seguin Economic Development Corporations received Merit Recognition in the Workforce Excellence Award Regional Category for their partnership. The Workforce Excellence Award program recognizes exceptional contributions by a Texas community or region that has implemented successful workforce initiatives.
The Workforce Excellence Award nomination package was submitted for the regional collaboration (NBEDC, SEDC, and Texas Workforce Commission) grant that led to obtaining CNC training equipment at the Central Texas Technology Center to train for high demand regional jobs. This equipment grant for $130,000 purchased two CNC Milling and Drilling Machines and two CNC Lathe Machines that include interchangeable face plates to emulate multiple different industry standard CNC Machines used within the industry. The CTTC estimates that they will be able to train up to 24 students from the region with these machines before the end of 2018.