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Snyder, TX City Council Approves Small Business Support Initiative

Disaster Recovery Playbook, December 2021

Snyder, Texas city council approved two separate community initiatives at Monday night’s monthly meeting.

The first initiative is to bring Retail Strategies to Snyder and is co-sponsored by the Development Corporation of Snyder (DCOS) and the Snyder Chamber of Commerce. Retail Strategies would focus on post-pandemic economic recovery in Texas, as well as downtown revitalization, and recruit new businesses based on Snyder-specific data. Their services include developing a downtown revitalization plan, identifying necessary business areas and supporting small businesses i.e. marketing, social media and online sales.

The second initiative is to bring a community-wide broadband fiber optic infrastructure network to Snyder and surrounding areas.

“After extensive discussions and outstanding presentations from Retail Strategies and Fiber Broadband, Snyder City Council has approved the funding request for both projects,” said Doug Dowler, Executive Director of DCOS.

These initiatives will use a portion of the $ 2.7 million that the town of Snyder will receive from the federal American Rescue Plan.

“The community has strongly urged the Board to endorse these initiatives,” said Barbara Leatherwood, director of marketing, retention and business expansion for DCOS. “Now the real work begins for everyone in our community. It’s time to roll up our sleeves, put our boots on the court and invest the sweat equity. I am delighted that our entire community can invest in these vital steps so that these initiatives can take root and improve Snyder for future generations. “

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