Business Retention

Each of the partners within the Garland Economic Development Partnership maintains primary responsibility for elements of economic growth and sustainability in Garland, Texas. For the Chamber, those responsibilities are centered on business retention; more specifically on workforce and small business development.

Workforce Development

Garland has been recognized as one of the hardest working cities in America, and it’s the Chamber’s goal to make sure our employers continue to find highly-qualified and skilled individuals to employ. To achieve this goal, the Chamber acts as a liaison between local employers and educational institutions to facilitate the training and continued education of a qualified workforce. As an advocate for sustaining Garland’s existing workforce, the Garland Chamber also supports local manufacturers by providing valuable programs for internal supervisory and management development.

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Small Business Development

With a dedicated focus on the success of Garland’s small business community, the Garland Chamber of Commerce provides various resources to help owners maintain sustainability. These resources include connections to capital, marketing assistance with the SBDC, advertising opportunities, education and training, and most importantly, quantifiable connections to potential customers.

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Ariel Boone
"Let me know your needs to help build and retain your workforce."

I'm here to support the economic development and long-term sustainability of the Garland community through result-oriented initiatives relating to business retention and workforce development.

Ariel Boone

Business Retention & Workforce Coordinator (469) 326-7402 Ariel.Boone@garlandchamber.com