Economic development firms to make pitches to city council Thursday

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Stephenville Mayor Kenny Weldon and the Stephenville city council are seeking direction in the area of economic development,
Stephenville Mayor Kenny Weldon and the Stephenville city council are seeking direction in the area of economic development,

The Stephenville city council will be conducting a special economic development meeting Thurday evening at 5:30 p.m. in council chambers at Stephenville City Hall.

The council is expected to hear presentations from economic-development-consulting firms to include Angelou Economics, Avalanche Consulting, Chapin Concepts and Mundo & Associates. The Flash has visited each of these companies websites and has provided our readers with a brief summary of each firm. We have also provided website addresses for each firm’s website.

Angelou Economics

We are relentless experts who specialize in economic development and site location. Whether you’re a public or a private sector client, we bring a wealth of experience and fresh thinking to deliver results that exceed your expectations.

While our reputation is stellar, we refuse to rest on it. We combine continuous innovation, candid advisement, and unbounded creativity to deliver measureable and intangible value for our clients.

We are fortunate to be located in vibrant, tech-savvy Austin, Texas. Since 1995, our team of economists and analysts has approached economic development and site location from a market based perspective. While we specialize in economic development and site location, we have our finger on the pulse of the market and developing trends.


Avalanche Consulting

Avalanche Consulting is the nation’s premier economic development strategist. We are deeply driven to make a positive impact and seek clients who are equally inspired to energize their economies.

We are:


We are passionate about making a positive and meaningful impact in our client communities. We create contagious initiatives that spawn unprecedented levels of collaboration. We get people excited about economic development and are inspired by clients who are equally energized to transform their economies.


No two communities in the world have the same mix of assets, challenges, and opportunities. Because of this, we are purposeful in how we approach each project. We take an innovative approach to every assignment, designing each project from the ground up using our own customized research and proprietary processes. We never deliver cookie-cutter products.


We’ve built our reputation on having impeccable integrity. As we celebrate our 10th anniversary in 2015, we are confident that every past client could serve as a reference for us and speak to our commitment to their success. We have high standards of excellence and are determined to exceed expectations for every client every time.



We are personable and approachable, able to lead community conversations with a wide diversity of interests without dominating or intimidating. We treat clients and their constituents with warmth and respect. We listen. We work hard to engage the whole community in economic development and seek meaningful results for clients.

Chabin Concepts

Chabin Concepts, an economic development-consulting firm founded by Audrey Taylor in 1989, specializes in strategic planning, marketing and prospect management. For seventeen years Chabin Concepts has provided comprehensive economic development services to over 200 communities throughout the United States. Chabin’s products and services are customized to meet your specific needs.

Our process ensures: § Involvement of the community and all partner organizations § Research that is tailored to your specific areas of interest and industry focus § An experienced and diverse team of professionals who can bring specialized expertise and knowledge to your projects § Innovative strategies § Implementation initiatives § Creative economic development tools

Chabin authored the economic development reference book “So You Want to be Make a Corporate Site Selector’s Short List, Huh?” contributing author to “Race to Recruit” and co-editor of “Journey to Jobs.”


Mundo & Associates


In 1976, Pam Mundo established Mundo and Associates, a successful consulting business specializing in city planning, economic development and project development. Her consulting services extended to 1987 and included major zoning elements, successful completion of major downtown revitalization projects, community development projects, and a seven-community economic development strategic plan. The firm practiced primarily in the Northeastern States.


Pam re-activated Mundo and Associates, in Texas, in 2003, as an economic development consulting firm serving municipalities, investors, and retail and manufacturing interests, providing special studies and serving as the daily advisor to municipalities and private sector clients on matters related to economic development and land development. From 1987 to 2003 she had been employed as Director of Economic Development for cities in Texas.


The firm was issued a State of Texas Certificate of Incorporation as Mundo and Associates, Inc. in 2004, with Pam Mundo as owner and President. Firm clients include several Towns and Cities in Texas, as well as representing private sector developers before Towns and Cities.


In 2007, Mundo and Associates, Inc. became certified as a Texas Historically Underutilized Business – TX HUB and as a Women’s Business Enterprise – WBE.


In 2008, Jason Mundo and Joe Mundo, both registered professional civil engineers, joined the firm.


In 2008, Mundo and Associates, Inc. received the Texas Board of Professional Engineers Certificate of Registration fulfilling the requirements to offer and perform engineering services in the state of Texas.




1 Comment

  1. I find it interesting that they are already interviewing consulting firms when this proposal has not yet been voted on. Don’t you think the public should be allowed to vote with ALL of the information about how they are going to fund this project? They keep saying they will not increase property taxes but with a proposed budget of a $462,000 deficit without tacking on another $450,000 to fund economic development, how are they going to make up almost 1 million dollar in revenue?!?! Sounds to me like a possible property tax increase in the near future…

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