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Grantworks, Inc.

Planning, housing, and community development services for Texas since 1979.

Over the past 35 years GrantWorks, Inc. has grown to become the leading grant management firm in Texas, primarily assisting the state’s rural cities and counties.  Since its founding, the company has managed over $1 billion in grant funding for more than 300 local government clients working in community and economic development, disaster recovery, planning and housing.  Through its Community Development Department, GrantWorks has aided many Texas communities in implementing infrastructure improvement projects, building community parks, creating jobs, and assisting in disaster recovery GrantWorks also helps communities fund and create comprehensive plans and fund and manage the rehabilitation and reconstruction of single family homes.  A company dedicated to the success of its clients, the GrantWorks team has proved itself adept at navigating complex and often convoluted grant process.  Whether you are seeking assistance with disaster relief or planning an infrastructure project, GrantWorks will work toward your community’s success with unmatched professionalism and dedication.

Grantworks, Inc.
2201 Northland Drive
Austin, Texas 78756
(512) 420-0303

Connected. Experienced. Results-Driven. 

Texas Star Alliance is a bipartisan government affairs and lobby firm based in Austin, Texas that represent clients throughout the State of Texas and across the country.  TSA is a results-driven firm and backed by a track record of success.  Our team represents an unmatched depth of expertise across a broad range of issues and industries, including issues impacting counties, municipalities and businesses working with such.  As a boutique public affairs firm, we pride ourselves on our ability to use creativity and insightfulness to tailor our services to the unique needs of each individual client.  From healthcare to energy policy, to municipal government issues and federal legislation, the breath of experience of our principals allows our firm to represent a multitude of clients on a wide variety of issues.  Whether you need help moving a piece of legislation, navigating through regulatory red tape, or developing a new messaging strategy, Texas Star Alliance offers a fresh and effective approach to public affairs for a variety of clients.

Texas Star Alliance
1122 Colorado St., Ste. 102
Austin, Texas 78701
(512) 788-1819

We're here to bring you extraordinary capabilities and technologies that enable you to focus on your business and not IT.

Tech Cumulus (TC) is a woman-owned Information Technology company providing enterprise-level support, methodologies, and technologies to small-and medium-sized businesses. Keeping the customer’s budget in mind, TC focuses on Managed Services, Special Projects, and solution-based product sales for businesses with fewer than 1,000 users. TC offers the customer a choice when it comes to outsourcing their IT Department. Whether it’s supplementing services to an existing IT Department, or becoming the IT Department – Tech Cumulus has the solution for you.

1122 Colorado, Suite 108

Austin, Texas 78701


Traylor & Associates

Serving state and local government since 1974. 

TRAYLOR & ASSOCIATES is a firm of governmental consultants and planners serving Texas counties and municipalities. The company has operated continuously since 1974, and is considered the oldest firm of its type in the State of Texas, and one of the largest. TRAYLOR & ASSOCIATES provides two primary services; 1) the preparation of grant applications to agencies of the State and Federal government; and 2) grant management and compliance documentation services. The firms’ core expertise is in three areas; community and economic development, environmental services, and assisted housing. For more information, please call 903-581-0500.TRAYLOR & ASSOCIATES…Always working for your community….ALWAYS.

Traylor & Associates, Inc.
201 Cambridge Rd.
Tyler, Texas 75703
(903) 581-0500


Make every connection a strong one

CenturyLink is a global communications, hosting, cloud and IT services company. We strive to enable our customers to transform their businesses and lives through innovative technology solutions. We are an industry leader where technology is continuously advancing and we strive to meet customer expectations while creating opportunities for mutual success. (See website for locations and contact details)

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We’re stewards of hardworking professionals’ futures, a connection to their aspirations and goals of financial security.

Whether through an established plan or customized strategy, Encompass provides the flexibility of building a retirement roadmap that could be both realistic and financially rewarding.

We help educators and municipal employees by crafting and customizing their financial roadmap with these and other choices:

  • State pension analysis
  • Beneficiary option selection
  • Risk tolerance analysis
  • Investment strategy
  • Fee audits for current portfolios, vendor and product selection

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213 S. Sierra Ave.

Oakdale, CA 95361

(214) 415-0097

McLane Intelligent Solutions

Serving Texas Since 1999

McLane Intelligent Solutions provides tailored IT services and support to small and medium-sized Texas businesses and non-profits. Since 1999, organizations across the Lone Star State have relied on our team of IT professionals for worry-free and cost-effective technology solutions that move business forward.

We provide:

  • Around-the-Clock monitoring and management of your network.
  • 24/7 Help Desk and Field Professionals
  • Enterprise-level IT expertise and Texas-friendly service
  • Affordable IT solutions that make sense for your organization
  • A secure online environment for your customers and employees

We understand that Texas leaders need fast and reliable IT support to keep their organizations moving when issues arise. At McLane Intel, we worry about IT so you don’t have to. Call us today at (866) 551-4628 for a complimentary consultation.


Partners for a Better Quality of Life

  • CP&Y is an employee-owned, Texas-based architectural, engineering, and survey firm. With offices scattered throughout Texas, our staff of multi-disciplined professionals are readily available to assist rural communities, towns and cities with navigating current regulations, capital funding, design with cost in mind, and oversight of construction. We have extensive experience with state and federally funded projects and assist clients in procuring grant and/or loan funding. Our clients receive an unmatched level of service, attention to detail, and personal involvement. Among our clients are municipalities, counties, utility districts and water supply corporations. We are your partner for a better quality of life.

    P: 254.772.9272 /

Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative

Providing Dedicated Service to our Members for over 75 years.

  • Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative is one of the largest electric cooperatives in Texas and they have been serving central Texas’ electricity needs for over 75 years and counting.  Bluebonnet Electric Coop. is a Texas born company dedicated to bringing Texans safe, efficient, and affordable power by continuously utilizing the most innovative technology available.

    Bluebonnet Electric Co-Op
    155 Electric Ave.
    Bastrop, Texas 78602
    (888) 622-2583

Public Management, Inc.

A Champion for Texas Towns

  • Since 1982, Public Management, Inc. has been dedicated to crafting a service that specifically focuses on the quality of life in rural Texas communities.  Founded on the principles of community engagement and relationship building,

    Public Management assists municipalities with professional planning, management, and financial services.

    With offices strategically located throughout the state, Public Management offers Texas communities an innovative staff dedicated to offering industry-leading, client-based service. 

    Phone: (281) 592-0439

Government Capital Corporation

Professionals You Can Trust

  • Government Capital Corporation (GCC) offers a broad range of public financing solutions to the municipal marketplace and provides financial solutions tailored to our client’s specific needs. Unlike many financial institutions who only understand commercial credit, we thrive on understanding the unique nature of the various types of issuers we represent (e.g. cities, counties, schools, hospitals, special districts, etc.) and the various legal borrowing authorities unique to each.

    345 Miron Drive
    Southlake, Texas 76092
    P: 817 – 421-5400

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