Richardson June 2021



Owners John and Jennifer Garrett launched the rst edition of Community Impact Newspaper in 2005 with three full-time employees covering Round Rock and Pugerville, Texas. We have expanded our operations to include hundreds of employees, our own printing operation and over 30 hyperlocal editions across three states. Our circulation is over 2 million residential mailboxes, and it grows each month with new residents and developments.


FROMLEANNE: This month’s edition highlights trends in the local health care market and the growing need for workers in the medical eld. In Richardson, we’re fortunate to have local programs for youth to begin gaining skills to meet the future needs of our community. You’ll also nd a list of area hospitals, urgent care locations and emergency facilities on Page 13. We hope this annual guide is useful for your family, bringing awareness to resources available close to home. Leanne Libby, GENERALMANAGER

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FROMOLIVIA: In Richardson, commercial properties make up 60% of the city’s tax base. This is a good thing for residents because it means a greater share of the property tax burden is shouldered by businesses. But the coronavirus pandemic led to an uptick in commercial vacancies, which has had a negative eect on the city’s overall property valuation. Read more about this trend in a story that begins on our front cover and continues on Page 18. Olivia Lueckemeyer, EDITOR

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