About TEDC

The Texas Economic Development Council (TEDC) is an Austin-based, statewide, non-profit professional association dedicated to the development of economic and employment opportunities in Texas. The TEDC is a 501(c)(6) membership organization; and therefore, any dues, registration fees, or sponsorships paid to the organization are not tax deductible.

The TEDC is a one-stop shop for ideas, information, and influence.  We are the largest state association of economic development professionals, volunteers, and elected officials.  Our diverse members share a common goal -- bringing new investment and jobs to Texas.

We provide information, educational and legislative services to more than 850 members representing more than 500 public and private economic development organizations, including more than 350 cities.  Our objective is to support the economic growth of Texas and develop strategies that promote a positive business climate in our state.

Recent Accomplishments:

  • The TEDC was instrumental in the creation of the economic development sales tax in 1989--and has been its most vocal and effective supporter for over 20 years.
  • The TEDC has trained nearly 5,000 local government leaders and board volunteers in our economic development sales tax workshops.
  • The TEDC raised early awareness about the need for the Texas Enterprise Fund and the Texas Emerging Technology Fund.
  • The TEDC has consistently lead legislative efforts to protect critical economic development programs for the State.

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