McLennan County Choose Scott Felton stated Monday he had not heard concerning the prospect that would have a $3.5 billion influence on the native economic system, however he appears ahead to Collins’ presentation throughout Tuesday’s assembly. Dialogue of particular tasks typically takes place in closed session, although Collins provides updates throughout open session utilizing assigned thriller names.
“That’s the primary I’ve heard of it,” stated Felton of Venture Darwin Greatest.
“I do know there are massive issues pending on the market, however till the financial improvement workforce will get issues confirmed . . . I don’t blame them for being secretive. Individuals say one thing’s going to occur, and it doesn’t occur, then everybody will get upset,” Felton stated. “Very actually, there are tasks on the market that would come to fruition over the subsequent two years. That’s why we added cash to the financial improvement fund.
“Subsequent 12 months, we may very well be speaking about including extra,” he stated.
Felton added: “I don’t have a look at this as an expense. I take into account it an funding. We press these people about being group companions, shifting right here and paying taxes, contributing to nonprofit organizations, all this stuff.”
Felton stated the county will do what’s needed to make sure enterprise eyeing the county has entry to workers and experience. He stated if trade continues to extend wages on the native stage, Waco, McLennan County and different entities will take steps to enhance the employability of locals.