The Armed Forces Reserve Training Center is 75% complete and has a target occupant ready date of June 30, 2011.
KILGORE — City economic development officials said Tuesday that they're working on plans to pay for infrastructure upgrades at Synergy Park in case their federal stimulus expectations don't materialize.
"This is just a blueprint for what we would like to do," said Amanda Nobles, director of Kilgore Economic Development Corp.
"We just want to see what alternatives we have just in case we do not receive the ($1.5 million) federal stimulus money."
There was major excitement in October as Campbell Soup announced their upcoming expansion! This expansion will bring V8 Juice, V8 Splash and V8 Fusion beverage manufacturing to the Paris facility. This expansion includes $1.1 million improvement to existing building and approximately $46 million in new machinery and equipment. It will also create 57 new primary jobs at Campbell Soup. These jobs will be high-skill, high-wage jobs and a significant investment is being made in worker training.
Kilgore College has been recognized by Community College Week magazine as one of the fastest-growing community colleges in the nation.
The magazine ranked the top 50 community colleges with 2,500-4,999 students by percentage of enrollment increases, and named KC 37th on the list with a 9.2 percent increase in students from fall 2006 to fall 2007.
KC's enrollment increased from 4,715 to 5,150 from fall 2006 to fall 2007, an increase of 435 students.
Developed portions of Synergy Park have been approved and designated as an expanded portion of the Foreign Trade Zone located at East Texas Regional Airport and Industrial Park.
With this designation, companies — specifically those with heavy import and export operations — receive a financial benefit as those companies do not pay U.S. customs on goods imported into foreign trade zones that are destined for other parts of the world.