In 2015, Chairman Black initiated three taskforces to focus on building a unified pro-business environment in Abilene.

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Downtown Development Taskforce

The Downtown Taskforce is working to contribute to a long-term plan of growth and development for downtown that is inclusive of all the stakeholders. – Chair, Laura Moore, The Grace Museum

Small Business Development TaskForce

The Small Business Taskforce seeks to identify the most significant concerns faced by owners of small businesses with five employees or less and to provide professional grade learning opportunities that illuminate the best paths for conquering these concerns. – Chair, Steve Krazer, Krazer Marketing

Workforce Development Taskforce

The objective is to create a vibrant business climate by engaging in connecting the academic and business worlds, creating pathways for talent and career development/retention, and building continuing education awareness for all ages. – Chair, Seaton Higginbotham, Arrow Ford