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Encouraging students to put down roots in Sherman

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There's an effort to retain Sherman-area students who might otherwise choose to relocate. (KTEN) There's an effort to retain Sherman-area students who might otherwise choose to relocate. (KTEN)

SHERMAN, Texas -- There are job opportunities wherever you look in the Sherman area, but a good number of students choose to go elsewhere after graduation.

"If the amenities are not here to support the type of lifestyle that they want, then they're going to go to the larger cities," said Janie Bates of Texoma Workforce Solutions.

The Sherman City Council and the Sherman Economic Development Corporation hosted their annual budget meeting on Tuesday afternoon.

One of the focal points of the meeting was an effort to encourage people to stay in Sherman. 

"Whenever employers are looking and say they want to come to Sherman, they want to bring 500 jobs... so they want to make sure that there's 500 people here that can fill those jobs," said Sherman City Council member Josh Stevenson.

The City Council and SEDCO discussed Sherman's growth and financial stability.

"[There's] a lot of interest from companies, manufacturers, business office professionals, companies that are wanting to expand," said SEDCO president Kent Sharp. "Texas has got a great climate, so a lot of people, you know, obviously look at Texas, they look at North Texas."

As companies expand, there are more jobs on offer. SEDCO and other agencies helped create the Advanced Manufacturing Program at Grayson College to high school students kick-start their careers.

"With unemployment being so low right now in the State of Texas, the name of the game is: Can we get people to work at these places that want to come and bring jobs to Sherman?" Stevenson asked.

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