Community Impact Newspaper announces spring 2022 expansion plans

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Community Impact Newspaper is expanding its presence in three existing metros across the U.S. this spring, bringing its monthly distribution to more than 2.8 million mailboxes.

CI, as the newspaper brands itself, will launch the Lake Highlands/Lakewood edition in the Dallas-Fort Worth metro in April. Then that same month, CI will launch Tempe in the Phoenix metro, and shortly after Murfreesboro will launch in the Nashville metro. Each community will deliver to over 60,000 mailboxes.

“There is so much happening throughout Tempe that residents deserve to know,” Phoenix Metro Publisher Amy Lawson said. “We've already heard from Tempe residents who are looking forward to receiving our unbiased reporting and thoughtful design.”

Readers can expect local coverage of businesses, community news, government meetings, transportation updates, development projects and regular touchpoints on education, health care, real estate and other topics. Every home and apartment will automatically receive without charge the award-winning, full-color newspaper in the mail monthly. Readers can also easily access daily news online at and sign up for email newsletters.

“I am excited to support the vibrant community of Murfreesboro with news you can't find anywhere else right into the homes of this growing population,” Nashville Metro Publisher Lacy Klasel said. “I am thrilled to be a part of the ‘Heart of Middle Tennessee’ and serve the community with a platform that helps local businesses thrive and residents stay informed of the news that affects them most.”

The launch in DFW marks a special milestone for the local team, as plans to launch the paper were originally put on hold in 2020 due to the pandemic.

“These neighborhoods have such a strong sense of community already, we look forward to telling their stories both in text and graphically,” DFW Metro Publisher Christal Howard said. “Our company is built on the idea that everyone deserves to know what’s going on in their community, and one of the things that keeps me up at night is not being able to serve all the households in DFW with their own edition of CI. So every time we expand I get a little closer to better sleep!”

Owners John and Jennifer Garrett launched the first edition of Community Impact Newspaper in 2005 with three full-time employees covering Round Rock and Pflugerville in Central Texas.

Over the last 17 years, the company has expanded to three states and also debuted its state-of-the-art printing facility in 2016 next to its headquarters in Pflugerville, just outside of Austin. This company is also building a Houston headquarters set to open this fall and has additional market launches across the U.S. in the works.

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