2016 saw 216 new jobs & 1,507 retained with a total investment of $45.5 million. The City of Tyler saw an increase of 11.9 in building permits, according to CEO Tom Mullins of Tyler Economic Development Council. Sales tax revenues weRe down 3.5% from the energy sector and online sales. Unemployment in Smith County held steady at 4.5%. THREE new companies are looking at moving to Tyler for 925 new jobs. Sanderson Farms is the big 2017 news. WE ARE MOVING ON!
Younger families moving in for economic opportunities & by 2050 a booming “population rectangle”. Besides young families moving here so are the aging Baby Boomers of non-Hispanic whites, but are being replaces by Hispanics. This is because of the rapid growth of the Latino population. While the Asian population is small by 2050 will exceed the African-American population in Texas. MORE TO COME ON THIS IMPORTANT SUBJECT AS TO WHY WE SEE THIS.
Fosters a better sense of understanding, acceptance and appreciation for the diversity in our neighborhoods and throughout our community. Under federal and state fair housing laws, all residents of Tyler have equal access to housing regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, family status, disability, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression and veteran status. For more information call Candace Porter-Condry at 903-531-1303. Signed into federal law in 1968 by President Lyndon B. Johnson.