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TYLER, July 14, 2014 – Recent US Census figures reveal the City of Tyler has reached a population of over 100,000. According to Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce President Tom Mullins, Tyler’s growth rate closely resembles that of suburbs outside bigger cities such as Dallas and Fort Worth.
“It’s all driven by the economy. Texas is growing. Texas gains slightly over 1,000 new people every day,” said Mullins. “Tyler, on an annual basis…we gain about 3,500 people every year.”
When asked about the long-term benefits of the population growth, Mullins said it helps bring new business to the area, boosting the economy.
“Hitting the 100,000 will probably get the attention of a lot of companies now that would not look at us beforehand,” Mullins said. “It will open up some new opportunities for us such as retail outlets, restaurants, entertainment, a lot of other potential investors.”
KYYK’s Gary Richards spoke with Mullins about the growth and possible upcoming projects including a hotel and conference center. Click below to hear more.
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