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Tomball EDC Receives Excellence in Economic Development Award from the International Economic Development Council

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 15, 2018

CONTACT:
Tori Gleason
Administrative Assistant
tgleason@tomballtxedc.org
(281) 401-4086

                 

Tomball EDC Receives Excellence in Economic Development Award

from the International Economic Development Council

 

    The Tomball Economic Development Corporation (TEDC) received a Bronze Excellence in Economic Development Award for its Focus on Tomball - Annual Report from the International Economic Development Council. The honor was presented at an awards ceremony on Tuesday, October 2, during the IEDC Annual Conference, which was held September 29 – October 3, in Atlanta, Georgia.

   "The TEDC’s Annual Report is a comprehensive account of the corporation's initiatives and accomplishments throughout the preceding year. The Focus on Tomball theme was designed to spotlight Tomball’s strategic location within the greater Houston region and the city’s many assets which make it an attractive place for business,” said TEDC Executive Director, Kelly Violette.  “It is an honor to be recognized by the IEDC for our efforts,” Violette said.

 

    The Tomball Economic Development Corporation (TEDC) is a non-profit organization formed in 1994, after citizen approval of a ½ cent sales tax dedicated to economic development. The Board of Directors and staff are committed to developing innovative programs and working with our community partners to promote long-term economic growth and sustainability for the City of Tomball. Through the use of Type B sales tax funds, the TEDC can undertake a wide variety of projects to promote and develop new and expanded business enterprises that create or retain primary jobs, as well as projects that improve the community’s quality of life.

"   This year our judges reviewed some extraordinary projects that advanced both communities and businesses. We congratulate all the award winners and thank everyone who nominated their projects for sharing their success with       fellow IEDC members. What we learn from each other helps us to grow and advance as a profession. We look forward to even greater participation from economic developers across the globe in the 2019 awards program.” Craig Richard, CEcD, FM, President and CEO, Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corporation located in Tampa, Florida, and 2018 IEDC Board Chair.

 

           About the International Economic Development Council

The International Economic Development Council (IEDC) is the world's largest membership organization for economic development professionals. Economic developers promote economic well-being and quality of life in their communities by creating, retaining, and expanding jobs that facilitate growth and provide a stable tax base. From public to private, rural to urban, and local to international, our members represent the entire range of economic development. Learn more at iedconline.org.