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Caroline Booth: State of the city event set for Feb. 15

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Caroline Booth, Commentary

Folks in Denton's business community make it a point to stay up to date on how our city is growing and changing. 

Informed business owners and managers use this knowledge to understand local markets, serve customers and plan for the future. What's more, our local business people know the value of networking and establishing personal relationships across the community.

The city of Denton is hosting its second annual "state of the city" event from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15. The event offers an excellent opportunity for the business community to learn about the city's current projects, new initiatives and top priorities and to meet elected city officials and key city staff members. 

The event will be held at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Denton Convention Center, 3100 Town Center Trail at Rayzor Ranch Town Center.

The event will kick off at 6 p.m. with an engagement fair featuring booths from 15 to 20 city departments, including customer service, utilities, fire, police, sustainability, capital projects and economic development. Staff will be on hand until 8:30 p.m. to answer questions and provide information about projects and programs.

City Council members plan to attend the event, and attendees can speak with them directly and ask questions. At 7 p.m., Mayor Chris Watts will give a formal presentation about Denton's growth and development, capital improvements and city-wide accomplishments and goals. A question-and-answer session will follow the presentation.

I encourage members of the business community to join the city's elected officials and staff for this informative event. 

For more information, contact Jessica Rogers at 940-349-7531 or

L. CAROLINE BOOTH is the director of economic development for the city of Denton. Contact her at 940-349-7751 or