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The Hot Springs Metro Partnership will join the International Economic Development Council to celebrate National Economic Development Week May 8-13, 2017.

“The celebration this week is an opportunity to recognize those professional economic developers and their partners with the city, the county and the state who work diligently to help businesses bring new jobs and new investments to our area,” said Jim Fram, President & CEO.

Throughout the week, the Hot Springs Metro Partnership will highlight local economic development that took place during 2016. Additionally, economic development efforts are being showcased this week nationally with members of Congress highlighting the work of our nation’s economic developers through special resolutions that are appearing in the Congressional Record.

Last week, in recognition of the celebration, the Hot Springs City Board of Directors presented President & CEO Jim Fram with a proclamation declaring this week as “Economic Development Week in Hot Springs.”

Economic Development Week was created by The International Economic Council in commemoration of its 90-year anniversary as the largest professional membership organization for economic developers. Economic developers are charged with generating economic growth, creating better jobs for residents and facilitating an improved quality of life. The industry remains as complex, challenging and rewarding as ever.

About the Hot Springs Metro Partnership
The Hot Springs Metro Partnership works to create a progressive business climate that encourages vigorous economic development and viable job growth in the Hot Springs Region.

The economic development plan is structured around four goals: business expansion and attraction, Hot Springs downtown development, talent and quality of life.

The Hot Springs Metro Partnership is the area’s public/private economic development organization, serving all of Garland County.

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