Start your 2017 Business and Chamber Year on the right note by attending the Chamber’s 4th Annual State of the City on January 19, 2017.
Burleson Mayor Ken Shetter will present this popular annual address at the Chamber’s Winter Quarterly Meeting beginning at 11:30 a.m. 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.
Significant development highlights the City of Burleson is looking forward to in 2017:
- Hayes & Stolz – Under construction with their new building (15M capital investment) being the largest in the Highpoint Business Park (144k sqft) thus far, and they will also be the largest employer with 100 jobs. They have recently announced they will look to hire 20 new jobs with this facility.
- Arabella – Mixed use development that will offer retail, commercial, multi-family, senior living, memory care and single family housing. 1100-1200 new residents that will call Burleson home. The project will also create close to 200 new jobs in the Health services field. This project will be a 90M investment.
- Depot on Main – New multi-family project in Old Town that will offer high-end apartments with great amenities as well as make the connection of Main Street across Renfro for a more pedestrian friendly environment. Close to 250 units and a capital investment of 25-30M.
- F-Wave – The US Headquarters. They have invested close to 10M in the current facility they are in today. This company is out to change the future of roofs. Their cutting-edge technology and culture is unmatched. The leadership of F-Wave predicts being the City of Burleson’s largest employer in the community with 400-500 employees in the future.
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.
Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Reservations are available on our Events Page.