MDD SEMINAR— All current members of the Rockdale Municipal Development District (MDD) were in attendance Thursday at the Patterson Center as Joyce Bise, Giddings Economic Development Director, outlined the major downtown redevelopment occurring in that city in the past decade. “The presentation helped quantify the need for an economic development director/professional in small towns,” Gary Griesbach, MDD chairman, board president, said. Bise also discussed effective use of available funds, grant pursuit with an emphasis on growing, sustaining and retaining existing businesses. Copies of Bice’s presentation can be obtained from City Manager Kelvin Knauf.
Photo courtesy Rockdale Municipal Development District