PEDC shows appreciation to local industries

PARIS, TX -- Today marks the beginning of Industry Appreciation Week and the Paris Economic Development Corporation is honoring local industries by filling their stomachs.

The PEDC is bringing breakfast to a different industry business each morning this week.

"We want to make sure that we keep our existing employers here, maintain those jobs and look for every opportunity to help those companies expand," said PEDC Executive Director Steve Gilbert.

Gilbert says they have been doing the breakfasts for three years now and are far more valuable than just feeding the local employees.

"We discovered just today that a group of people from China just recently visited Paris and this company is doing some manufacturing and sending it over there," said Gilbert.

The PEDC will present the Industry of the Year award during tomorrow's Chamber of Commerce banquet.

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