The TEDC Honorary Life Members are those members that were instrumental in the creation and formation of the Texas Economic Development Council. Their annual dues are complimentary and their conference registration fees are also complimentary. This membership status is exclusive and created to honor the legacy of the association's founders.
- Bill Lacy, Frisco
- W. P. (Bill) Ludwig, Jr., Austin
- Nancy Windham, Nacogdoches
- Joe Newman