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Encouraging Development Across Texas
(As Well as Boardwalk and Park Place)
Martinez Emphasizes Customer Service, Quality Control at TxCDC
by Dorian Martin
Oscar Martinez
Oscar Martinez has had a lifelong-interest in economic development. His passion for understanding the needs of communities started in South Texas, continued in East Austin and now covers the state of Texas. His business sense continues to be honed today through his work as Texas Certified Development Company’s senior vice president as well as his hobby of playing Monopoly.  Through it all, Martinez’s overarching goal has been to help people become successful.

As a boy, Martinez took an interest in the day-to-day activities that he saw around the Corpus Christi neighborhood where he was raised. “When I was young, I was really intrigued by the way the city worked, how all of these different agencies worked together in providing the different services to people,” said Martinez, who learned more about the role of government while serving in his high school student council and as student president of Del Mar College’s Congress.
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Welcome to the April Issue of Certified News!

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In this Issue:

Feature Article: Encouraging Development Across Texas

Client Success Report:
1Up Sports

TxCDC Named Recipient of 2013 Healthiest Employer Award

Client Success Report:
1Up Sports - Moving Into a League of Their Own
TxCDC and 1 Up Sports Team Up to Raise the Bar and Improve Performance of Elite Athletes
by Dorian Martin
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Tim Prukop already was thinking about how to build 1Up Sports Performance's long-term success when he and co-owner Blake Gould initially opened the doors for business in April 2012. Now thanks to Texas Certified Development Company's assistance, this Austin business will reach another important milestone by the end of the year - a custom facility.

1 Up Sports Performance, which uses mental, physical and visual techniques to help elite athletes boost their performance, initially began in a leased space and already has numerous success stories. For instance, linebacker Jerrell Freeman hired 1Up Sports Performance to help him improve his speed and explosiveness. After working with Gould, who is a master trainer, Freeman joined the Indianapolis Colts and is now one of the National Football League's leading tacklers.

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TxCDC Named Recipient of 2013 Healthiest Employer Awards
by Dorian Martin

Texas Certified Development Company has been named a recipient of Austin Business Journal’s 2013 Healthiest Employer Award. The award, which will be presented March 22 in Austin, TX, recognizes Austin-area business or non-profit entities that demonstrate evidence of an employee wellness program.

“We are very excited to receive this honor,” said TxCDC President Suzanna Caballero. “Our team has been proactive in trying to eat well, exercise and take preventative steps to maintain good health.  This recognition reinforces us in continuing these great behaviors and makes us want to continue the good work.”

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