TEDC membership is open to anyone with an interest in economic
development. Most of our members are professional economic developers,
community volunteers, or elected officials. A growing number represent
local workforce development boards and some of our members work in
fields related to economic development -- utilities, real estate,
banking, education, engineering, and consulting. With two types of
membership available, joining the TEDC is an excellent value.
TEDC membership is by the individual. It is not an organizational membership.
Active Membership is $550 per year and is for professionals who commit all or a portion of their time directly involved in economic development, or a related field.
Volunteer Membership is $150 per year and is defined as an elected or appointed individual that serves an economic development organization in an unpaid capacity.
TEDC Members have numerous opportunities to learn from and network with industry leaders and experts--not to mention their colleagues from across the state. The TEDC regularly hosts education and training seminars on a wide range of cutting-edge topics. The TEDC also sponsors two annual awards programs that recognize innovation and results in the economic development field.
The TEDC is your one-stop shop for economic development information. TEDC members have access to a wealth of information, including legislative updates, bill tracking, statewide economic development news, a resource library and job postings. Members also have access to the TEDC member directory, are eligible for our mentorship program and leadership program.
The TEDC is the voice of the economic development profession at the Texas Capitol. As a TEDC Member, you will have the opportunity to shape public policy and will be kept informed of important public policy developments and issues. Before the start of each legislative session, the TEDC develops a legislative agenda that captures the needs and priorities of our membership. The TEDC Political Action Committee (PAC) provides economic developers with a direct opportunity to financially support candidates that are committed to job creation and strengthening the Texas business climate.
As a member of the TEDC, I hereby accept and agree to comply with the
following Code of Ethics Policy.
Adhere to a standard of professional conduct that reflects our
commitment to excellence, advances the interests of the citizenry we
serve, and enhances the reputation of the economic development
Conduct our initiatives and programs with high professional ethics,
always paying special attention to not take advantage of other’s
misfortune (i.e., natural disaster).
Make agreements and commitments in a fair, honest, and straightforward
manner, acting in good faith to avoid actual and apparent conflicts of
interest, and refusing to accept inducements designed to improperly
influence our decisions or the decisions of those we serve.
Respect the ownership and confidentiality of information received during
the course of our duties, realizing that proprietary information may be
disclosed only with the expressed permission of the owner of the
information, and should never be used for personal gain.
Accept individual responsibility to advance TEDC and the economic
development profession by improving our skills and supporting efforts to
improve the skills of others involved in economic development.
Cooperate in exchanging information and ideas reflecting the best
practices, procedures, trends, and policies related to economic
development, and in supporting the mission, programs and bylaws of the
Act in good faith to assure that specific economic development projects, practices, and procedures will be carried out with due consideration for human and natural resources.