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1/26/07-Longview

Longview Set To Become A Certified Retirement City

An East Texas city is one step closer in becoming a Certified Retirement City by the Texas Department of Agriculture. Thursday night, the Longview City Council approved an ordinance to establish an advisement committee to help with the application process. The city says the more retirees living in the community will help economically.

Dietrich Johnson, Assistant to the City Manager, says, "we're hoping we can target that cohort of what they call zoomers, it's kind of a play on boomers, and zoomers are very active and kind of that high end baby boomers."

City officials say Longview meets all the criteria.

Tracy Watler, Reporting  tracy@kltv.com

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