Abilene Center City Strategic Growth & Development Plan, Abilene, TX

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Abilene Festival District Hotel, Texas Located in West Texas, the City of Abilene and the Abilene Industrial Foundation had previously commissioned a City-wide economic development plan that identified the Center City (downtown) as a major asset that could be strategically leveraged to better position Abilene to attract employers.  Disappointed by a lack of interest from investors in the downtown, the City and Foundation engaged Gossman Group to help the community delineate a vision for the Texas’ town’s historic downtown and identify catalytic projects to attract investment.  Once such project, a new hotel adjacent to the City’s existing convention center was completely reimagined and a new Request for Proposals issued that attracted ten proposals.

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