By Barry Harrell, American-Statesman
When new companies and new jobs come to the area, it tends to get Austinites' attention.
just as critical to the health of Central Texas' economy is making sure
we don't lose the jobs we already have, says Dave Porter, who has been
senior vice president for economic development at the Greater Austin
Chamber of Commerce since 2004.
Porter, one of the Austin area's
top business recruiting officials, says his staff is also sharply
focused on retention of employers, which he calls "by far the most
important function of our economic development efforts." More here.