Celebrating 22 years of economic development success, The Rosenberg Development Corporation (RDC) hosted its annual Business Appreciation Luncheon, December 18, 2017, at the Rosenberg Civic Center. The celebration was held in honor of many Rosenberg businesses for their economic contribution in the community.
Jeremy Heath, Interim Economic Development Director, City of Rosenberg, recognized the honored guests by saying, “We’re here to thank each and every one of you. This event is about you – the business owners, proprietors, managers and employees who invest and work here in Rosenberg every day. You’re the job creators, the sales tax revenue producers. You’re the engine that drives our city.”
Among the 100 people in attendance were several Rosenberg City Councilors and other members of the City of Rosenberg who helped celebrate the tribute to the honored guests. Rosenberg Mayor William “Bill” Benton joined Heath in recognizing nine milestone award winners during the ceremony. The businesses recognized this year for milestone years in the community were Fort Bend Farm Bureau (75 years), Gingerbread House Day Care Center (35 years), Lawrence Lerma Construction Co. (25 years), Janice Vyoral – State Farm Insurance (15 years), La Casona Mexican Restaurant (15 years), Ameristar Builders LLC (10 years), Smile Smart Dental (10 years), SiEnvironmental LLC (5 years), and BR Vino (5 years).
Patrick Jankowski, Regional Economist & VP of Research with Greater Houston Partnership, was the keynote speaker and addressed the recent trends in the local economy, including the impact of Hurricane Harvey on the region’s economy, as well as the forecasted upswing for 2018.
The preparation of the event was in partnership with the Central Fort Bend Chamber. Ruth McPhail-Ubaldo, Director of Fort Bend Hope, gave the invocation. Guests also enjoyed food catered by Ol’ Railroad Café.
For more information about the Rosenberg Development Corporation, please visit http://www.rosenbergecodev.com/ or call 832-595-3330.
The Rosenberg Development Corporation was created by election in 1995. It is a Type-B economic development corporation funded by a one-half cent sales tax. State law authorizes the RDC to engage in projects related to primary job creation. Primary jobs are jobs that infuse new dollars into the local economy by creating or selling a product or service that is ultimately exported to regional, state, national or international markets. The RDC is comprised of a seven-director board. Four of the members, including all officers, are appointed by the Rosenberg City Council, and the remaining three members are City Councilors.
The Central Fort Bend Chamber is a 105 year old non-profit membership organization dedicated to creating a strong local economy where businesses can prosper. The Central Fort Bend Chamber advocates for over 1,000 local businesses led by a volunteer board of directors who are dedicated to sustaining Fort Bend County’s quality of life, and keeping our community and economy vibrant. For more information on the Central Fort Bend Chamber or its programs, call 281-342-5464 or visit www.CFBCA.org.