Startup Waco

Startup Waco team members Tate Christensen (from left), Alfred Solano, Greg Leman and Kevin Renois discuss the Hustle coworking space inside the Woolworth Suites building. McLennan County commissioners postponed a vote on economic development incentives for the group.

Staff photo — Jerry Larson, file

I wrote a blog last week discussing how McLennan County commissioners had questions about the new organization Startup Waco.

At this week's meeting, commissioners were scheduled to have "Discussion and/or Action on Request of Start-up Waco for WMCEDC Funding, including Possible Approval."

Startup Waco is requesting $750,000 in incentives from the Waco-McLennan County Economic Development Corp., which is funded half by the county and half by the city of Waco.

County Judge Scott Felton asked to postpone the item until he received a local project agreement for the court to review.

Precinct 1 Commissioner Kelly Snell said he was still waiting on information he requested last week from Startup Waco organizers. Snell said he requested the nonprofit's business plan, a list of supporters who have offered to donate to the program, and information on whether the leaders have sought other options for housing its operations.

Cassie L. Smith has covered county government for the Tribune-Herald since June 2014. She previously worked as a reporter for the Beaumont Enterprise and The Eagle in Bryan-College Station. Smith graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington.