NKF Produces Actionable Five-Year Economic Development Strategy for Kingsville Texas

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A recent Kingsville Record news article highlights the Five-Year Economic Development Strategic plan presented at a joint meeting of the Kingsville City Commission and Kleberg County Commissioners Court on February 12, 2019. In the meeting, the Newmark Knight Frank’s Robert Hess, Kim Moore and Erica Estrada presented their vision for the Greater Kingsville Economic Development Council. This actionable five-year economic development strategy is made up of “…87 recommendations and key initiatives centered around recruiting new jobs and industry to Kingsville, helping local businesses succeed and grow, and improving the overall quality of life for Kleberg County.” 

The article goes on to share details surrounding the strategic plan including that it was a nearly year-long process involving interviews with 40+ Kingsville business leaders, residents, stakeholders and others. The plan’s reporting included ten key Kingsville strengths including low cost of living, cultural diversity, low labor costs and links to railways and several key challenges Kingsville will need to overcome including a lack of “shovel-ready” sites and limited investment in the school district. Reinforcing this, NKF managing director Kim Moore stated, “You have to improve KISD’s reputation and their scorecard. Everyone, even other school districts, should want this to happen...”

Additionally, NKF vice-chairman and global strategy team lead, Robert Hess, urged Kingsville to think outside of their town’s borders emphasizing the global market. “We are bringing you a global perspective today, to be locally competitive in a global marketplace,” Hess said. “It’s just the reality these days. You are part of a global economy.”

Read the full article titled Economic Development strategy discussed for Kingsville market.

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