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Community Economic Development Award
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Community Economic Development Award

In 1995, the TEDC established the Community Economic Development Award (CEDA), to honor excellence and exceptional contributions of Texas communities in economic development. The criteria used to determine the CEDA recipients include:


  • innovativeness
  • transferability
  • community commitment and leverage
  • measurable objectives
  • secondary benefits to the community


  • Community recognition on TEDC's website for one year for award recipients
  • Plaque recognition to display in your community for all applicants
  • Community recognition at TEDC's annual conference award's luncheon for all applicants

2021 Community Economic Development Awards

Nominations for the TEDC's 2021 CEDA open on Monday, June 14th and close on Friday, August 13th. For more information and to apply for the 2021 CEDA, download the CEDA nomination form below. Please note that this year a special category for Resilience and Recovery was added. Please see the CEDA nomination form for more information.

2020 Community Economic Development Award Recipients