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Doubling down: The rapidly growing community of Converse offers unique development opportunities

BY BRANDI SMITH

Just 15 miles outside the second-largest city in Texas lies what might just be the state’s best-kept secret: the community of Converse.

“You may drive through Converse and you may not see a lot happening right now,” said Kate Silvas, executive director of economic development at the City of Converse Economic Development Corporation. “Trust me, there’s a lot going on behind the scenes.”

There’s also a lot front and center: 1,000 developable acres, $1 billion in buying power and $100 million in public investments.

“It’s just benefiting Converse tremendously,” said Silvas.

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