TYLER, Texas (KETK) – Mayor Don Warren and city officials gathered at Green Acres Baptist Church Crosswalk on Thursday for the State of the City Address.
The event will be at the Green Acres Baptist Church Crosswalk at 1607 Troup Highway. The Leadership Tyler Class 35 graduation was also held during the ceremony.
During the event, Warren said Tyler is booming.
“Tyler is a fun place to live and it’s got a great quality of life,” Warren said. “Our economy is strong, we have lean government, we have low property tax, and that causes a lot of people to move here.”
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Warren said the average home value rose from $218,000 in 2021 to $260,000 in 2022. In addition to that, 8,800 jobs were added between December 2020 and December of 2021, which is 8.3% job growth.
“We have a huge migration from other states that are coming to Tyler, which challenges so much,” Warren said.
He said the city is putting significant investments into its future, including spending $5 million per year on streets, $2 million a year replacing water lines and more. Warren said over the last five years, they’ve spent $9.6 million on water plants and $5 million on wastewater plants.
“If it wasn’t for the city staff, the city council could do nothing, so I tip my hat to all them for what you do and for making us look good,” Warren said. “You do a great job.”