The city of Bee Cave is full of activity as new developments have begun, such as the new Backyard Amphitheater and the Village of Spanish Oaks community, with a hotel, spa, homes, restaurants, wine bars and shops arriving in our city. While these developments will take a couple of years before they are ready for visitors, the city is now preparing for its evolution into a must-see destination in the heart of Texas Hill Country. This spring, the Board of Economic Development and the City Council voted in favor of a branded company to rethink our logo and promote the Cave of the Bees of tomorrow. All efforts will actively include our community and business leaders to ensure the right fit for our growing city.
Another crucial priority is to ensure that the companies we have today thrive and that all future companies investing here know that we are a city that supports, appreciates and helps our business community succeed.
To that end, the city of Bee Cave has just hosted its third business roundtable, with Mayor Kara King and more than 20 business leaders meeting to discuss solutions to the problems facing our business community. We have addressed transportation, staffing efforts, and rising gas prices. From these roundtables, the city has been able to immediately implement short- and long-term solutions to some of our most pressing problems.
We recently held a very successful job fair at Lake Travis High School with over 60 participating companies and 1,000 students. We are planning additional job fairs in nearby high-density communities to bring more workers to Bee Cave, scheduling a fundraising effort to buy gasoline cards for employees driving from more than 10 miles away, and instituting a card of appreciation of 78738 employees with discounts at local stores. We are also using this meeting of business leaders to present a series of leadership, which includes experts who help companies learn about the resources available to them and best practices for thriving as valuable members of our community.
Communication with our residents is a core value for the city of Bee Cave and we are thrilled to see so many residents involved and passionate about our beautiful city.
On July 7 at 6 p.m., Mayor King will host his second quarterly virtual question and answer, along with City Manager Clint Garza and Bee Cave Police Chief Brian Jones. These questions and answers allow residents to log in via a Zoom link or via the city’s Facebook page (where it will be broadcast live) to ask questions to city leaders about any issues they are curious about. Questions and answers will last an hour and a half and participants can send questions in advance to email@example.com or post them in the chat / comments section of both live transfers.
For people who want to receive news from the city with minimal effort, our communications department produces a monthly video, “The Buzz,” with all the news you need to know in about three minutes. In addition, we are creating bimonthly “Bee Cave Business Minute” videos that highlight the great stories behind our local businesses. We know that people have little time and a lot of information, so we hope that these efforts can make it easier for them to stay informed and engaged. All our videos are posted on our Facebook page, YouTube channel, TikTok channel and Instagram page.
To participate in the roundtable, get the information from the Zoom link at beecavetexas.gov.
Concerns, questions or do you want to be part of our business efforts? Contact Mayor King at firstname.lastname@example.org and Hoff at email@example.com.
Kara King is the mayor of Bee Cave and Jenny Hoff is the city’s communications director.