Conroe designated Film Friendly Texas community by Gov. Abbott

Conroe earned the designation of Film Friendly Texas community Nov. 22. (Any Li/Community Impact Newspaper)
Conroe earned the designation of Film Friendly Texas community Nov. 22. (Any Li/Community Impact Newspaper)

Conroe earned the designation of Film Friendly Texas community Nov. 22. (Any Li/Community Impact Newspaper)

The city of Conroe has been recognized as a “Film Friendly Texas Destination” by Gov. Greg Abbott.

Abbott announced in a press release Nov. 22 via the Texas Film Commission that Conroe joined the more than 130 other film friendly communities in Texas.



“Texas has much to offer, and through the Film Friendly Texas training and certification process, communities large and small are readied to help match local businesses with production-related needs, creating jobs for Texas-based crew members and local residents as well as spurring on-site spending at local small businesses,” Abbott said. “And I am proud of all that the Texas Film Commission has accomplished in helping communities like Conroe to grow their local economy."

The Film Friendly Texas program connects professionals with community officials to provide “local expertise and production support,” according to the commission’s website. Conroe’s liaison is Jodi Willard, marketing manager for Visit Conroe.

The press release said the Texas Film Commission has generated $1.5 billion in local spending and created more than 154,000 production jobs from 2007 to 2019. To learn more about the commission, go to its website at www.gov.texas.gov/film

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By Andy Li

Originally from Boone, North Carolina, Andy Li is a graduate of East Carolina University with degrees in Communication with a concentration in journalism and Political Science. While in school, he worked as a performing arts reporter, news, arts and copy editor and a columnist at the campus newspaper, The East Carolinian. He also had the privilege to work with NPR’s Next Generation Radio, a project for student journalists exploring radio news. Moving to Houston in May 2019, he now covers the Conroe Independent School District, Montgomery City Council and transportation.


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