Economic Development Corporation Supports Another Small Business in Pflugerville
Danny’s barbecue sauce made in Pflugerville, soon sold at stores around the state.
PFLUGERVILLE, Texas (Oct. 29, 2014)—The Pflugerville Community Development Corporation (PCDC) today announced that a $7,500 economic development agreement with sole proprietor Daniel Caldwell was approved at the Oct. 28 Pflugerville City Council meeting to help him commercialize his barbecue sauce.
Caldwell, who has lived in Pflugerville for 10 years, has made and sold his barbecue sauce to area residents for two decades. He needed financial support to manufacture the first commercial batch of Danny’s Barbecue Sauce, which will be sent for nutritional testing at Texas A&M University prior to entering into a contract with Austin-based Adam’s Food Group to market and distribute it to stores such as Costco, Whole Foods, H-E-B and Walmart.
“We provide ongoing support for Pflugerville entrepreneurs because they are a crucial piece of the economic success and the charm of our community,” PCDC Executive Director Floyd Akers said. “While the corporate headquarters and regional offices are important, so is job creation and support for smaller enterprises.”
As part of the economic development agreement, which was approved by the PCDC Board of Directors Oct. 9, Caldwell agreed to keep his commercial kitchen in Pflugerville for at least three years and hire one employee. He must also finalize an agreement with Adam’s Food Group within 30 days.
“This has been my dream to get my barbecue sauce to market, but I just never had the resources,” Caldwell said. “With the PCDC’s financial support, we can begin the next phase and get it into stores. My dream is finally within reach.”
About the Pflugerville Community Development Corporation
The Pflugerville Community Development Corporation promotes Pflugerville as a desirable place for new businesses to operate. The organization also supports existing businesses by helping to address their needs. PCDC can provide funding for use as an incentive to businesses to begin doing business in Pflugerville. PCDC funds, which are 4B money generated from a half- cent of the city’s sales tax revenue, can also be used to construct needed infrastructure such as roads, utilities and drainage projects. Located 16 miles northeast of Austin and just south of Round Rock, Pflugerville is well situated in Central Texas. New state highways 45 and 130 and Interstate Highway 35 all offer direct access to other nearby cities and the region’s main airport. For more information, visit www.pfdevelopment.com.