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Eco-Merge GCC to Bring Smart, Substantial Development to Central Texas

April 30, 2011

The following opinion article was published in the April 30, 2011, edition of the Bastrop Advertiser, a publication in Bastrop County, Texas, the home of the planned Eco-Merge Green Corporate Centers project, including Central Texas Airport:

The economic transformation of Central Texas over the past 30 years has been remarkable.  From a base of mostly state government, the University of Texas, and farming and ranching, the region has been enhanced by diversification and growth from information technology, including semiconductors, personal computing, software and wireless innovation.

The resulting social and economic effects are unmistakable.  Williamson County, one of the fastest growing counties in the United States, had average household incomes exceeding $69,000 in 2009—nearly 40 percent higher than the U.S. average.  Households in Travis County average more than $53,000, which is above both national and state averages.

Bastrop County, however, has largely missed the region’s evolution into newer industries.  That is why, in part, the same survey showed county household incomes below $44,000—about 10 percent less than the rate for all of Texas.  Why more than 70 percent of Elgin ISD students are from economically disadvantaged families.  And why the county’s high-school graduates must move elsewhere to find jobs with …

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Tiga Energy Services Announces Joint Venture to Develop Blended Renewable Energy Plants At GCC

February 17, 2011

AUSTIN, Texas, Feb.15, 2011 – Tiga Energy Services, Inc., a provider of security, connectivity, and interoperability solutions to the energy industry, announced today it has formed a joint venture with Eco-Merge USA LLC., a subsidiary of Dentsu Japan, and Innovative Energy Group, LLC. To fund, deploy and operate multiple 100% blended renewable energy power plants throughout Texas and the USA. Each energy plant will be privately funded and will blend renewable sources that will include solar, simple cycle, combined cycle (steam-to-energy), and combined heat and power plants (CHP) powered from waste-to-energy sources to produce in excess of 15MW of renewable energy. The plants will offer renewable electricity at rates highly competitive with conventional utilities.

The first blended renewable energy power plant is scheduled to break ground in the second quarter of 2011 in Bastrop County Texas, approximately 15 miles from Austin. The plant will offer electricity to utilities in the Central Texas region and provide thermal energy services to the planned Eco-Merge Green Corporate Center.

Under our business model, the partners and investors will jointly own the plants and sell electricity at a profit both to an anchor customer and to independent utilities. We expect that upon completion …

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Central Texas Airport is Proud to Announce the Eco-Merge Green Corporate Centers Development

October 20, 2010

BOLD ECO-MERGE GREEN CORPORATE CENTER DEVELOPMENT

BRINGING INNOVATION, OPPORTUNITY TO CENTRAL TEXAS

  • Project combines economic growth, job creation, transportation improvement and environmental responsibility
  • Companies already making commitments to locate at the center
  • Private investment will fund development, construction and operating costs
  • Central Texas Airport addresses general-aviation gap dating back 10-plus years

AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 19, 2010 – An ambitious Central Texas development will demonstrate the vast potential of common-sense green technology and planning, while creating much-needed jobs, increasing tax revenue and providing critical general-aviation capacity for the region.

At an event today at the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum, project and public officials said the Eco-Merge Green Corporate Center, located in Bastrop County, will show how commercial development and environmental responsibility should not only coexist, but are best done together.

The 1,500-acre GCC project, near the intersection of FM 1704 and FM 969 about 15 minutes east of Austin, will be home to organizations researching, creating, incubating and producing advanced green technologies.  Companies already committing to operate from the center include:

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