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Round Rock Chamber Announces Priorities for 2016

Economic generation mission continues to drive work

ROUND ROCK, Texas – The Round Rock Chamber today revealed the top priorities of its 2016 business plan and presented a look back at its 2015 accomplishments during its Annual Investor Meeting and Power Lunch. The chamber has aggressively pursued its new strategic plan that was unveiled in February and focused on delivering substantial impact through its eight pillars of economic generation.

The chamber’s top priorities for 2016 are to:

  • generate eight economic development project wins
  • construct a community future growth strategy
  • create a strategy to expand the accelerated learning and certification programs in Round Rock
  • develop a suite of executive recruitment resources
  • further implement the eight pillars of economic generation strategy

“Our 2016 priorities are designed to provide Round Rock companies a strengthened environment in which to conduct business and achieve success,” said Mike Odom, the chamber’s president and CEO. “They perfectly align with our investors’ needs and our mission of leading economic generation in our community.”

Under the guidance of its board of directors, stakeholders, partners, and high-performing staff, the chamber was able to produce an impressive array of meaningful results in 2015. They include:

  • securing nine economic development wins representing approximately 1400 jobs
  • completing over 130 business retention and expansion visits
  • launching the Workforce Realization Occurring Cooperatively (WROC) workforce strategy
  • publishing a monthly economic indicators report
  • executing the Externship Program for educators in conjunction with the Round Rock Independent School District
  • advocating for the successful adoption of Triple Freeport tax exemption status
  • implementing the WilCo Economic Development Partnership
  • creating a business attraction video
  • publishing an online Small Business Guide
  • developing a community entrepreneurship strategy
  • rebranding the organization
  • creating the Round Rock Chamber Foundation
  • receiving multiple awards for its work

About the Round Rock Chamber

The Round Rock Chamber is one of the largest and most active business organizations in Central Texas. Its approximately 1,000 investors collectively employ more than 25,000 people in the area. It is also the region’s only accredited chamber by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. For more information, visit www.roundrockchamber.org.