Start your 2016 Business and Chamber Year on the right note by attending the Chamber’s 3rd Annual STATE OF THE CITY program on January 21, 2016.
Burleson Mayor Ken Shetter will present this popular annual address at the Chamber’s Winter Quarterly Meeting beginning at 11:30 AM at Victory Family Church. Members and community leaders will learn about Burleson’s most recent accomplishments and our city’s continued plans for future success. From job creation to an increased tax base, members will hear about the beneficial impact of growth in our city. “If you want to win, I tell people to bet on Burleson,” Shetter stated at the recent Old Town Station groundbreaking. Our city has many recent successes as proof to that comment.
Current significant developments in our city include Old Town Station, a 36,000 square foot office and retail building located on the northwest corner of I-35W and Renfro being built by Dow Management. Old Town Station is the first phase of a five acre development that will anchor the Renfro entry to our city. The anticipated completion date is in late 2016. Under discussion is a 90,000 square foot, three-story building on the site of the former Burleson Police Department, a public/private undertaking. 60,000 square feet will serve as Burleson’s Center of Higher Education and 30,000 square feet of retail – the first floor of the building – will be owned by a private development company, 100 Old Town, LLC. Our Economic Development team continues to work on business retention and recruitment, exemplified with the relocation of Stuart Industries (aerospace parts distribution and HQ) and Airforce Airguns (Manufacturer of precision controlled airguns), and the retention of Wagner Smith into new High Pointe facilities this fall – doubling the size of its former Burleson location.
But Mayor Shetter will speak about more than the latest news, sharing his vision to maintain the Burleson lifestyle that appeals to current residents and the newcomers to our community. A closely-held goal of our city leaders is the continued deliberate pursuit to build the best city in the state for business and for families.
Ken Shetter was elected mayor in June 2004 during his second term on Burleson’s City Council. Born and raised in Burleson, he holds an undergraduate and law degree from Baylor University and a Master degree from the American University in Washington D.C. In addition to serving as mayor of Burleson, Shetter is the President of One Safe Place, a non-profit corporation which develops and supports effective crime prevention and crime reduction programs and provides a framework for collaboration among Tarrant County’s public safety and crime prevention network.
Title Sponsor for the Winter Quarterly Meeting is long-time Chamber supporter Texas Health Huguley Hospital Fort Worth South. Texas Health Huguley has served the residents of Johnson and south Tarrant Counties since 1977 and recently broke ground on a new six-story hospital building. Affiliate sponsors are Citizens National Bank of Texas and Hill College. Click Here to purchase your ticket to the State of the City.