Tuesday, August 28, 2018

WF Chamber of Commerce implementing community strategic plan

By Alex Achten, Reporter

WICHITA FALLS, Tx (RNN Texoma) -


After over a year developing a community strategic plan, the Wichita Falls Chamber of Commerce is now implementing it in hopes of growing the city's talent pool.

Consultant Market Street Services was hired to help develop the strategy and identified seven areas to focus on.

"At some point, if we don't do something to address these issues, the city will begin to shrink," C.E.O. of the Wichita Falls Chamber of Commerce, Henry Florsheim said.

The areas include improving the city's talent partnerships, aging schools, an economic development program, a thriving Sheppard Air Force Base, an entrepreneurial maker hub, a revitalized downtown, and a bicycle-friendly community.

Now the Chamber is developing action teams for each of those areas to make them happen...



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Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Power of ‘and’: Wichita Falls economic plan enters implementation stage

By Claire Kowalick

Last summer, a cross-section of representatives began a process to allow the city of Wichita Falls to grow and thrive.


One year later, that group is set to begin the fifth, and final phase of a comprehensive economic strategy plan.

Steering committee chairman and Wichita Falls Chamber of Commerce President/CEO Henry Florsheim said the Chamber has a contractual relationship with the city’s 4A board for economic development in the city.

“Over the past three years, we really started to look at strategy. Who are we really targeting? What are the big issues?” Florsheim said.

When the Chamber started looking at what their targets were, they recognized the task was larger than the Chamber, or any one entity could complete on their own...



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