During last night’s work session for Mexico City Council, Russell Runge gave a summary of economic development throughout the year.
Runge reported unemployment in the City is 2.2 percent, while the average salary is just over 36 thousand annually.
He said every marketable building within the city limits is currently occupied, and the community has welcomed several new businesses in the last year including multiple restaurants, Boston Proper, 2 pet groomers were opened on the square, and the new Soft Surroundings building.
A few more projects that are nearing completion include Jodie’s Laundromat and a Dollar Tree adjacent to Aldis.
Runge has been talking with the Advanced Technology Center about a 2 year agriculture degree that would be expected to draw students from further away.
Bruce Slagle, City Manager, discussed with the council an idea for contractors to submit ideas and designs for an aquatic center.
During the discussion, Councilwoman Ayanna Shivers suggested a survey be sent to the schools for students between the ages of 11 and 17 to be a part of the decision making for what should happen and how the project should be developed.
During the regular meeting of the council, Ron Loesch announced he will not be seeking a 5th term on the board.