Snyder stuns with new businesses, jobsSnyder stuns with new businesses, jobshttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=65992013-10-07T13:30:00Z2013-08-14T00:00:00Z

SNYDER, SCURRY COUNTY -  Snyder's 320-acre SnTX Industrial Park is home to several new and upcoming businesses. According to the 2013 annual report released by the Development Corporation of Snyder (DCOS), they are:

  • Kyle Erwin Construction, an oil field and pipeline construction company, which opened in 2012 with a capital investment of $750,000 and 26 employees;
  • Edge Concepts, a Lubbock-based residential and commercial development company, which is building two structures in the industrial park and making a capital investment of about $900,000;
  • Total Truck and Trailer, which will make a $1 million capital investment and will bring a projected 15 jobs;
  • 4-Star Hose and Supply, which made a $750,000 capital investment and employs seven; and
  • Bird Electric, which will make a $750,000 capital investment and employ ten;

Snyder had a 14 percent employment growth from May 2012 to May 2013, “which puts us ahead of most regional cities, including Sweetwater, Big Spring, Andrews, and even the Midland-Odessa area,” said Bill Lavers, DCOS executive director.

Additionally, the number of drilling permits in Scurry County has increased 210 percent this year to date compared with the same period in 2012.

In terms of population, Snyder added 198 residents to its current count of 11,400. Also in 2013, Scurry County became the first county in Texas to subdivide county-owned land for housing when it auctioned 104 residential lots.

For more Snyder news, see previous story Oil-field workers lodging in Snyder.

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