Just how well is the city of Brownwood doing? Mayor Stephen Haynes talked about the good and the bad in his annual update.
Brownwood hosted it's annual State of the City presentation. Many members from the community of Brownwood and Early came out to hear Mayor Stephen Haynes discuss the economic year Brownwood had in 2013. He also discussed the new plans for 2014.
Mayor Haynes said that economically, 2013 was a great year. Sales tax revenue was up with more people buying locally. The unemployment number was down and real estate sales were up.
Mayor Haynes said that his main focus for 2014 will be water conservation and says that a water reuse project makes the most financial sense for the community.
The mayor also told us United Supermarkets is currently thinking about opening a store in Brownwood.
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