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May 1, 2020

The GEDC, in partnership with the City of Giddings and the Texas Department of Agriculture, is completing an Economic Development Strategic Plan for the City. Please take the EDSP Survey for a chance to win a $100 Amazon Gift Card!  Take our Survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GiddingsTX

What is an Economic Development Strategic Plan (EDSP)?

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Apr 28, 2020

The Giddings Economic Development Corporation, responding to a directive from the Giddings City Council, has provided approximately $30,000 in business expansion grants to local healthcare providers to assist businesses with the extension of services necessary to meet the community's immediate and rapidly growing need for healthcare infrastructure capable of testing and treating infected patients, and containing the spread of the highly contagious and deadly coronavirus.

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Apr 28, 2020

Free Mobil Testing is coming to our community on Wednesday, April 29th starting at 9:00AM at the Giddings Public Library located at 276 North Orange Street. Test are conducted by appointment only. To register call 512-883-2400 or visit TXCOVIDTEST.ORG At this time, Testing is also available at Tejas Health Clinic and at local physician's offices in Giddings.

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Apr 28, 2020

Giddings Economic Development Director Tonya Britton provides business financing and related updates throughout SARS-CoV-2 pandemic.  Check out the interview archive at KGID Radio here

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Apr 7, 2020

April 1, 2020 - The GEDC PROVIDES $50,000 IT INFRASTRUCTURE GRANT TO EXTEND FIBER OPTIC TO UNDERSERVED AREAS

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Apr 3, 2020

Disaster Declarations Whereas, the United States Federal Government has decalared a national emergency and the State of Texas has declared a statewide public health disaster as a result of the COVID-19; and.... 

Lee County Disaster Declaration

City of Giddings Local Disaster Declaration

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Apr 3, 2020

Press Release April 1 from Judge Paul Fischer regarding the first case of the virus in Lee County

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Apr 1, 2020
JOINT STATEMENT OF LEE COUNTY LOCAL GOVERNMENTS (Includes Lee County, City of Giddings, City of Lexington) April 1, 2020 On March 31, Texas Governor Greg Abbott issued an executive order to minimize in-person contact with people who are not in the same household “except where necessary to provide or obtain essential services.” The Governor’s Order takes effect at 12:01 a.m. on April 2nd and continues through April 30, 2020. The Order effectively creates a uniform Shelter in Place order for the entire State of... Read More
Mar 20, 2020
March 20, 2020 Judge Paul Fischer Lee County  Mayor John Dowell City of Giddings  Mayor Allen Retzlaff City of Lexington    PRESS RELEASE    Read More

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