Washington, D.C. — Today, Congressman August Pfluger (TX-11) announced that San Angelo will retain its classification as a Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA). Following efforts by Rep. Pfluger and a bipartisan group of colleagues, as well as local community leaders, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) announced that the agency will not follow through on their proposal to change the MSA definition that would have stripped San Angelo and 143 other metropolitan areas in the U.S. of their MSA status and critical federal funding and resources.
In March, Rep. Pfluger sent a letter to the OMB standing up for San Angelo and opposing the reclassification of a Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) from a population of 50,000 to 100,000.
Rep. August Pfluger (TX-11): “San Angelo is the economic hub of the Concho Valley, and I am proud to have worked to help secure this eligibility. With the status intact, we will have access to critical grants and resources that will better our community for generations to come.”
San Angelo Mayor Brenda Gunter: “ We are pleased to have secured the needed designation to remain as a MSA. The designation ensures we as a city will have the opportunity if needed to apply for federal funding and resources. This designation is vital for our community.”