Business Retention and Expansion Partnership

The Business Retention and Expansion Partnership, formed in 2016, is a group of Mesquite’s core stakeholder organizations – Mesquite Economic Development (part of the City of Mesquite); Mesquite Independent School District (MISD), specifically Career and Technical EducationDallas CollegeWorkforce Solutions Greater Dallas and the Mesquite Chamber of Commerce. New members include Forney Independent School District and the University of Texas at Dallas

Keeping the focus on our shared goals and working hand-in-hand, our partnership delivers platforms and programs for all areas of industry.  We work to empower the people that drive the Mesquite economy – whether it be the share-holder, the worker, or the solo entrepreneur.  

Mesquite BRE Business Services

BRE Task Force Members

Kim Buttram, Director of Economic Development, City of Mesquite

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Rachel Flores, Manager of Economic Development

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Alberto Rivera Economic Development Coordinator, City of Mesquite

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Dr. Eddie Tealer, President, Dallas College Eastfield Campus

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Brandon Morton, Director of Economic Development, Dallas College

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Janet Foreman, Business Development Coordinator, Ascend Institute, Dallas College

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Cody Gibbs, Interim Manager, Office of Facilities & Economic Development, University of Texas at Dallas

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Steven Bridges, Industry Communications Manager, Workforce Solutions Greater Dallas

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Vickey Jackson, Business Solutions Leader, Workforce Solutions Greater Dallas

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Alexander Helgar, President, Mesquite Chamber of Commerce

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Chelsea Hogue, Career and Technical Education Facilitator, Mesquite Independent School District

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Clint Elsasser, Dean of Schools, Vanguard High School, Mesquite Independent School District

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Talana Morris, Coordinator of Business Partnerships, Forney Independent School District

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Beverly Abell, Downtown Development Manager, City of Mesquite

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Violet Rivera, Meeting & Group Sales Coordinator, Convention& Visitors Bureau, City of Mesquite

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