Economic & Community Development


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Contact Information

  1. Jeff Jewell

    Director of Economic & Community Development
    Phone: (830) 221-4621

  2. Mandi Scott

    Economic & Community Development Coordinator
    Phone: (830) 221-4057

Department Overview

The Economic and Community Development Department's mission is to grow a livable, vibrant, and safely built City, where all people can enjoy a high quality of life and have an opportunity to grow up, live and age in a neighborhood that provides the basic systems to realize their potential.

To achieve this goal, the department focuses on shaping development through the following key strategies:

  • Identify opportunities to expand the City's tax base, support job growth, and revitalize downtown to promote enhanced fiscal sustainability
  • Create, monitor, and administer economic development performance agreements
  • Provide professional analytical, professional, and administrative support to the New Braunfels Economic Development Corporation  
  • Collaborate with all City departments to reduce barriers and align resources promoting economic mobility
  • Support the development and sustainability of a healthy housing market through a comprehensive local housing strategy
  • Lead, convene, network and organize community-wide resources  to reduce neighborhood disparities in access to economic opportunity