The Economic and Community Development Department's mission is to grow a livable, vibrant, and safely built City, where all people can enjoy a high quality of life and have an opportunity to grow up, live and age in a neighborhood that provides the basic systems to realize their potential.
To achieve this goal, the department focuses on shaping development through the following key strategies:
Identify opportunities to expand the City's tax base, support job growth, and revitalize downtown to promote enhanced fiscal sustainability
Create, monitor, and administer economic development performance agreements
Provide professional analytical, professional, and administrative support to the New Braunfels Economic Development Corporation
Collaborate with all City departments to reduce barriers and align resources promoting economic mobility
Support the development and sustainability of a healthy housing market through a comprehensive local housing strategy
Lead, convene, network and organize community-wide resources to reduce neighborhood disparities in access to economic opportunity