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Expansion Continues: Community Impact Newspaper Is the Fastest-Growing News Organization in Texas

Magazine article Editor & Publisher

Expansion Continues: Community Impact Newspaper Is the Fastest-Growing News Organization in Texas

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BY INDUSTRY STANDARDS, ONE newspaper company is thriving in the Lone Star State. In just six years, Community Impact Newspaper has expanded from one edition to 12, delivering news to communities throughout Texas. The company's circulation of 750,000 reaches homeowners, renters, and business owners throughout the state free of charge via mail delivery once a month.

The journey began in September 2005, when owners John and Jennifer Garrett launched the first edition of the paper in the towns of Pflugerville and Round Rock. They turned their home game room into an office and brought on three full-time employees to help them run the publishing business. Six years later, there are now more than 70 employees in offices across the state.

John's local news vision expanded beyond the borders of Pflugerville and Round Rock. Motivated by the success of their newspaper, the Garretts expanded over the next few years, growing the company's portfolio to eight papers in central Texas.

The company continued to extend its reach with the launch of Northwest Houston editions in 2009 and again in 2011, delivering local news to the Cypress-Fairbanks area, Tomball and Magnolia, and Woodlands. …

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