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Tyler Chamber adopts veteran, military growth initiativeTyler Chamber adopts veteran, military growth initiativehttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=44002014-04-17T07:51:00Z2014-04-16T00:00:00Z

TYLER - The Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce has adopted the Veteran and Military Growth Initiative — a strategic plan aimed to create economic and community development to the area using military focused strategies. 

There are 16,429 veterans in Smith County and 50,000 people who are affiliated with the military, which bring an economic impact of about $372 million, according to the Rose Capital Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America.

Jim Snow, president of the Rose Capital Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America and co-chairman of the veteran’s committee, said they looked at the area’s Industry Growth Initiative and decided there was an absence of veterans and military families within the community.

The initiative includes more than 40 strategies and tactics to enrich the community and grow the local economy by using the strengths veterans and military families bring home.

The core strategy of the initiative is to create a regional multisector veteran service delivery system and veteran-focused economic development projects that seize competitive advantage to create long-term, sustainable economic growth.

Read more at the Tyler Morning Telegraph.

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