Business View Magazine | July 2019

353 BUSINESS VIEW MAGAZINE JULY 2019 Tyler TEXAS IN THE BEST OF HANDS W elcome to the City of Tyler, an economic hub in northeast Texas and the Rose Capital of America! Recognized as a prosperous and growing city, Tyler offers big city amenities while maintaining a pleasant and friendly small-town charm. In 1846, this centrally- located area on a hilltop in Smith County, Texas was selected as the county seat and named Tyler, for President John Tyler, in recognition of his support for admitting Texas to the United States. Today, the City of Tyler is considered the manufacturing, healthcare, educational, and retail center of east Texas - and appreciated as a natural beauty by visitors and residents, alike. Business View Magazine recently discussed the many facets of economic development happening in the City of Tyler, with Mayor Martin Heines; City Manager, Ed Broussard; Director of Marketing and Communications, Julie Goodgame; and Dr. Mike Tidwell, President of the University of Texas at Tyler. What we discovered is that Tyler is in good AT A GLANCE TYLER, TEXAS WHAT: Rose Capital of America; population 115,000 WHERE: Smith County, northeast Texas WEBSITE: