The Texas Economic Development Council holds 2017 Annual conference in Houston

Seguin, TX - In October, economic development staff attended the Texas Economic Development Council’s (TEDC) Annual Conference, Economic Resilience Through Innovation, held in Houston, Texas. The TEDC conference proved again to yield a wealth of resources and information regarding economic development. Featured topics included energy innovation, talent recruitment, foreign direct investment and data analytics, lead generation, retail strategies and the economic development profession.

Awarded during the conference were the 2017 recipients of the Community Economic Development Award (CEDA), which honors the excellence and exceptional contributions of Texas communities in economic development. The City of Seguin was the recipient of the 2016 CEDA award. This year for cities with a population of 20,001 to 50,000, the City of Greenville was awarded for their business attraction of Sabert Corporation, a plastics manufacturing operation providing $80,000,000.00 capital investment to the community.

Also during the conference, TEDC presented Lynne Cook of the United Way of Greater Houston a check in the amount of $9,000 that will be put towards Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. The funds were partially raised through a silent auction held throughout the annual conference.

Staff returned enlightened with ideas for marketing the Seguin community. This includied bringing home contacts and resources to help move along the promotion, attraction and growth of businesses into Seguin.   

About TEDC: The Texas Economic Development Council is an Austin-based, statewide, non-profit professional association dedicated to the development of economic and employment opportunities in Texas. Their goal is to support the economic growth of Texas. With 850 members, they are the largest state association of economic development professionals, volunteers, and elected officials. Their diverse members share a common goal -- bringing new investment and jobs to Texas. ##

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