LONGVIEW, TX (KLTV) - A surprise announcement was made in Longview on Friday. The head of the Longview Economic Development Corporation decided to step down.
John Stroud announced he is leaving the council after 10 years. He says that even though he is on the way out, the city is in much better shape than when he took the job.
"We were able to revitalize LEDCO and to make into one of the nations top economic developers with a highly professional staff and so it's been exciting we've been able to do innovative things and stay ahead of the curve," said John Stroud, with LEDCO. "So I've really enjoyed being in Longview, Texas."
Stroud will officially retire on December 31st.