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Coldspring EDC is formed
COLDSPRING – Starting with an eager committee, a donated computer and the desire to bring more tourism and businesses to San Jacinto County, the Coldspring Economic Development Corporation is ready for work. Jack Michael is director of the new organization and Connie Straus is chairperson. "I believe the Coldspring EDC was formed to seek, promote and assist growth and development while protecting the environment and quaintness that makes Coldspring and its surrounding areas so irresistibly unique," Michael said. "We realize that the growth of the Hwy. 59 Corridor is going to create a lot in interest North of Kingwood, Porter and New Caney. As these areas grow there will be residents and businesses alike that are seeking refuge from the hustle and bustle. We would hope to maintain a balance of growth and community which would improve our quality of life without drastically changing it. Sixty-five percent of our county's area is forest and farmland which does not provide a high tax base. With growth comes revenues which are so desperately needed to sustain and improve government provided services and commerce," Michael said. "We realize Coldspring is land-locked but the population is moving north. We need to be visible so they can find us," Straus said. During their organizational stage, the Coldspring EDC will be working on developing tourism and collecting and storing information about the area on a new laptop computer that People's State Bank donated to them last week to help in their efforts. "We want to develop a website, that will include all that we have to offer in San Jacinto County," Michels said. The new organization will be funded through grants, volunteers and membership and sponsorship programs. For more information about the new Coldspring EDC contact the Coldspring/San Jacinto County Chamber of Commerce at 936-653-2184.