With an Asian community that makes up more than 30 percent of its population, Sugar Land has become one of the most diverse cities in Texas, prompting concerns by the city council about how the city could most effectively serve these new constituents.
In what is probably the first partnership of its kind, San Antonio's Metropolitan Health District (Metro Health) approached Goodwill Industries to link preventive care and health education to existing Goodwill Services.
How can a city capitalize on its proximity to beautiful natural landscapes? Gatlinburg lies in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, one of the most visited national parks in the country.
Residents believed members of the Beaufort County government were making \"back room‚Äù deals. This perception, real or unreal, created a severe lack of public confidence and threatened to bring chaos to the county government, its officials, and residents.
Businesses have many options when it comes to choosing where to set up shop. Cities that do not have a business-friendly attitude have a hard time retaining existing businesses and attracting new ones. When this happens, downtown and Main Street areas become hollowed out, jobs become scarce, the tax base decreases leaving the city unable to provide public services, and then its citizens move away. It's a slow and steady death for a community.