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Beaumont sees ripples of revitalization

Bobby Patel, a small-business magnate in Beaumont, Texas, can put a specific price tag on his optimism for his hometown.

“I am investing $2.5 million in the next five years,” he said in an interview at his Kampus Korner café on the campus of Lamar University. “Everyone’s investing money.”

That sense of optimism and entrepreneurship is growing in step with revitalization efforts in this southeast Texas city, where the petrochemical and refining industry continues rolling out billion-dollar expansion projects to facilities that spot the landscape.

Two LNG companies named 2017 Spindletop Award recipients

The Greater Beaumont Chamber of Commerce will present the Spindletop Award to Cheniere Energy, Inc. and Golden Pass LNG at the Chamber’s Spindletop Award Celebration, which will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 17. This is the first time ever that the award has been given to more than one recipient. The announcement was made at a Tuesday, April 25 press conference at the Beaumont Chamber office.

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