A few jobs

City council last week  consided giving $80,000 to a company that plans to operate in El Paso.  They have to employ at least 19 people and spend money training them on their systems.

Discussion and action that the City Manager be authorized to sign a Chapter 380 Economic Development Program Agreement by and between CITY OF EL PASO (“City”) and CURACUBBY, INC., (“Applicant”) for the establishment of the Applicant’s digital marketing and customer rewards company in El Paso, Texas. The project will include an investment of $276,000 in personal property and staff development and the activation of a minimum of 19 new full-time jobs all paying at, or above, the current Median County Wage. The City shall provide economic incentives in the form of a Skills Training Grant in an aggregate amount of $80,000.00 to be paid over four years.

Give us a break.

We deserve better


10 Responses to A few jobs

  1. Jud Burgess says:

    Word is out to iffy companies and call centers across America that mayor Margo and city leaders in El Paso are “easy”.


  2. Anonymous says:

    More importantly, look what this firm does: http://www.curacubby.com. They help schools and camps collect registrations and tuition money. Guess EP is attractive because of the ease of getting bilingual employees and the potential growth of charter school options. Nothing on their website positions them as a digital marketing and customer rewards entity. Odd they are being described that way.


    • Anonima says:

      Our Trolley Man was prominent in the newspaper coverage of the “curacubby” annoucement…part of his “vote for me again” campaign..


    • Disgusted says:

      The loyalty company is a different company.


    • No One is Paying Attention says:

      What you have is a case of cut-and-paste management. Curacubby is an education solutions company. Five Stars is the loyalty company that was previously given tax breaks. It looks like city staff used the same paperwork they used for Five Stars and forgot to change the business description. City council reps didn’t even notice the error or didn’t care.


  3. Disgusted says:

    El Paso leaders continue to value companies and people from elsewhere more than it does companies and people that have been investing in the community for decades.


  4. Anonymous says:

    What happened to Fivestars? There is no evidence that they have an office here. How many people do they have working here?


    • Questions for City Council Reps says:

      We know city council reps and city management read this blog, but no one is answering these questions. They choose not to answer any of the questions posted here.


  5. Dan Wever says:

    This one must have escaped from the EPISD!


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