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4/13/05

LEDA Releases Results of Business Survey

The Lubbock Economic Development Alliance is putting your tax payer dollars to work with a professional survey on bringing jobs and growth to Lubbock. Results of the survey conducted by Austin Company 'Angelou Economics' were announced Wednesday at the Chamber of Commerce.

A representative told onlookers key findings are that Texas Tech is the city's number one asset, but we need more job opportunities and a better employee base.

"We need to help grow local companies, attract companies and at the same time attract more young professionals," said Nicole Urbis, marketing director and project manager at Angelou Economics.

Gary Lawrence, CEO of the Lubbock Economic Development Alliance, says, "If you don't try, it never happens. We think it'll be challenging but we can sure make a dent in it . Then if you make a dent, next year it's a bigger dent and before long you've got these people coming."

Survey participants said Lubbock needs beautification projects to become a more desirable place to live. Business owners add they are optimistic about economic growth.

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