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Business Summit in Kilgore

Kilgore Economic Development Corp. and Texas Economic Development Corp. hosted the first Regional Business Summit of 2019 in Kilgore with guest speaker Ruben Martin. 
Texas EDC President and CEO Robert Allen facilitated a discussion of current business issues and the company's impact on the Texas economy with Martin, President of Martin Resource Management.
Martin Resource Management Corp. (MRMC) and Martin Midstream Partners L.P. (MMLP) have roughly 21,000 unit holders and combined revenue of $1.8 billion with more than 60 locations across 12 states. They employ 1,746 with 249 in Kilgore, Longview and Henderson. The company is headquartered in Kilgore.
About Texas EDC: The Texas Economic Development Corporation (TxEDC) is an independently funded and operated 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization responsible for marketing and promoting Texas as a premier business location. 
About Kilgore EDC:Kilgore Economic Development Corporation is an organization founded in 1990 and funded by a dedicated sales tax approved by voters. It is directed by a five-person board and managed by a staff of four with certifications in economic development and economic development finance.  KEDC has won international awards for excellence in economic development. In the last five years KEDC staff closed projects that represent more than $133 million investment and more than 2,600 jobs. 
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