Administration

Board Development
ETHICS:
EDC Code of Ethics [sample]
EDC Code of Ethics [sample]
Code of Ethics - Texas Economic Development Council
Code of Ethics - International Economic Development Council
Board of Director's Ethics Agreement (Kendall County EDC)
CONFICT OF INTEREST:
Conflict of Interest Policy and Annual Conflict of Interest Statement [sample]
Conflict of Interest Policy - Texas Economic Development Council
CONFIDENTALITY AND NON-DISCLOSURE:
Confidentiality and Non-Disclosure Agreement [sample]
Confidentiality Agreement [sample]
Non-Disclosure Agreement [sample]
BOARD MEMBERS:
EDC Board Member Job Description [sample]
Board Meeting Checklist

Business Information
All-in-One Marketing Outsourcer - Provides end-to-end marketing solutions for small and medium sized businesses.
CEO Quick Internet Reference - Provides a multidude to website links that are popular to CEO's, such as newspapers, financials, magazines, television stations, etc.
County Census - County Business Patterns provides subnational economic data annually and is useful for studying economic activity of small areas, analyzing economic changes, and serves as a benchmark for setting sales quotas and  budgeting.
Dun & Bradstreet - Company who provides in-depth credit report and has partnered with Hoovers for lead generation database.
Dun & Bradstreet Sub-Services - This links takes you to additional services provided by D&B.
Hoovers - Lead generation database and business tracking.
Million Dollar Directory - This is an enhanced D&B services section of their website.
NAICS Code Statistics - This website provides data on how many companies, by NAICS code, are in a defined area.
Security and Exchange Comission - The U.S. Securities and Exchange Comission was created to protect investors, maintain fair and effiicent markets, and facilitate capital formation.
Thomas Register - A comprehensive resource for finding information on suppliers of industrial products and services in North America.
Voiceover IP Services - Free phone calls over internet
Wall Street Journal - Business News

Economic Development Agencies
Council of State Community Development Agencies - COSDA is the national association advocating and enhancing the leadership role of staes in community development.
Economic Development Administration - EDA targets its investment assistance on attracting private capital investments and creating higher skill, higher wage jobs in those communities.
Economic Development Directory - 81 directories of selected economic development agencies, consulants, and economic development associations worldwide.
Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas - produces a variety of reports and publications relating to economic indicators
National Association of Community Action Agencies - The center serves as a clearing house proving users with program regulations, model programs, and case studies and a variety of other assistance.
USDA Rural Development - Other rural Development programs help rural communities build or improve community facilities such as schools, health clinics and fire stations.

Economic Development Education
Basic Economic Development Course - The TEDC offers the BEDC twice per year. 
Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) - CEcDs are recognized around the world as having achieved a level of excellence in their understanding of the tools and programs of economic development.
Certifed Economic Development Exam Update - June 2015
Certified Economic Development (CEcD) FAQ
Community Development Institute (CDI) - Part of Lone Star College System
Council for Development Finance Agencies (CDFA)
Economic Development Finance Professional (EDFP) - The EDFP certification includes training in deal structuring, credit analysis, loan packaging and other finance tools related to economic development.
Economic Development Institute (EDI) - Offers continuing education in economic developmet through the University of Oklahoma.
International Economic Development Council (IEDC) - Offers economic development related training courses and certifications.
University of Houston-Victoria - Master of Science in Economic Development and Entrepreneurship - The program integrates traditional economic development and entrepreneurship into a comprehensive model of overall economic development.
 
Economic Development Publications
Publications
»Economic Development Handbook - Texas Municipal League
»Texas Workforce Report - Capitalizing on Human Assets (2015) - Texas Comptroller
»Manufacturing Report (2014) - Texas Comptroller
»Texas Economic Update - Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
»Southwest Economy - Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
»Texas Economic Indicators - Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
»Economic Letter Publications - Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
»Economic Benefit Evaluation of CO2 EOR Development in Texas 
»Economic Development Handbook (2015) - Texas Municipal League 
»Texas Industry Concentrations Report (2012) - Office of the Governor
»Introduction to Economic Development - Greg Last, City of Southlake
»Texas--Logistics Hub of the Americas - Office of the Governor
»Marketing Industrial Buildings & Sites
»Texas Our Texas - Dr. Ray Perryman
»Texas Emerging Technology Fund Report (2012)
»The Market for Prosperity: Understanding the Economic Development Process- Dr. Ray Perryman
»IEDC Bookstore

Texas Industry Reports and Profiles

»Aerospace and Aviation Industry Report (2014) - Office of the Governor
»Aerospace Manufacturing Profile (2013) - Office of the Governor
»Agriculture and Lifestock Profile (2013) - Office of the Governor
»Automotive Manufacturing Profile (2013) - Office of the Governor
»Beverage Manufacturing Profile (2013) - Office of the Governor
»Biotechnology Industry Report (2013) - Office of the Governor
»Communications Equipment Profile (2013) - Office of the Governor
»Computer Equipment Profile (2013) - Office of Governor
»Electrical Equipment Profile (2013) - Office of the Governor
»Fabricated Materials Profile (2013) - Office of the Governor
»Financial Service Industry Report (2014) - Office of the Governor
»Food Processing Profile (2013) - Office of the Governor
»IT Services Industry Report (2013) - Office of the Governor
»Machinery Manufacturing Profile (2013) - Office of the Governor
»Medical Equipment Manufacturing Profile (2013) - Office of the Governor
»Petroleum Products Manufacturing Profile (2013) - Office of the Governor
»Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Profile (2013) - Office of the Governor
»Plastics & Rubber Profile (2013) - Office of the Governor
»Primary Metals Manufacturing Profile (2013) - Office of the Governor
»Renewable Energy Industry Report (2012) - Office of the Governor
»Resins Manufacturing Profile (2013) - Office of the Governor
»Semiconductor Manufacturing Profile (2013) - Office of the Governor

Newsletter Samples
»City of Southlake

Legislative
»TEDC 85th Legislative Agenda
»TEDC 84th Legislative Agenda
»TEDC 83rd Legislative Agenda
»TEDC 83rd Legislative Wrap-Up Report

Office Management
Profiling your Community
»Economic Development Data on Your Community

Prospect Management Tools
»Prospect Contact Form

Request for Proposals
»Bastrop Development RFP
»Southlake Website RFP

Salary/Compensation Surveys
»TEDC 2014 Compensation Survey
»TEDC 2012 Compensation Survey

Staffing Personnel
»Link to Executive Director Evaluation Form
»Link to Executive Director Evaluation Criteria
»Job Description - CEO
»Job Descripton - Retail
»City ED Director
»Tourism Director
»BR&E Director

Reports & Articles of Interest
»Education Fir$t Report and Study: Why Investing in Education Fuels the Economy (2016)
»Economic Development Sales Tax Study - Dr. Ray Perrman (Oct. 2014)
»Texas Our Texas - Dr. Ray Perryman
»The Cost Conundrum (The New Yorker) - McAllen, TX

Small Business
Findlaw for Business - Articles and information on legal issues affecting small enterprises.
IRS/ Internal Revenue Service - Tax information for small businesses and self employed individuals.
National Council on Entreprenurship - A nonprofit group that studies policies and best practices affecting small business development.
SBA/ Small Business Administration - The holy grail for small business.
SCORE/ Service Corp of Retired Executives - Organization that councels and mentors small business owners.

Strategic Planning
»EDC Misson Statements - Examples
»Ponca City Strategic Plan 2008
»Ponca City Report Card
»Municipal Development District Plan of Work & Budget

Terms & Definitions
»Summary of Economic Development Terms
»Texas Business & Commercial Code
»Good In Transit

Industrial Manufacturing & Distribution
»Business Park Feasibility Study - New Braunfels