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Terrell Wins Community Economic Development Award

News Release
Texas Economic Development Council
For more information contact:
Mr. Carlton Schwab
Texas Economic Development Council
(512) 480-8432
For Release
September 19, 2016
TEDC Honors Cities with Community Economic Development Awards
The Texas Economic Development Council (TEDC) announced the recipients of its
annual Community Economic Development Awards (CEDA) for 2016.
The awards will be presented at a special awards luncheon to be held Thursday,
October 20th at the TEDC’s Annual Conference at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in San
Antonio, Texas.
The Community Economic Development Awards program recognizes exceptional
contributions of TEDC member cities toward the economic vitality of their
communities and the state of Texas through creativity, leadership, and partnership in
the achievement of business retention, business recruitment and community
The CEDA committee received applications from 30 member communities.
Nominees were then judged on five criteria: innovativeness, transferability,
community commitment and leverage, measured objectives, and secondary benefits.
Communities nominated included: Population 5,001 to 15,000 – Athens, Cuero,
Elgin, Hidalgo, Levelland, Rusk, Tomball and Wharton. Population 15,001 to 40,000
– Balch Springs, Belton, Big Spring, Brownwood, Converse, Forney, Mercedes,
Seguin and Terrell. Population 40,001 to 100,000 – Conroe, Flower Mound, New
Braunfels, Rockwall and San Marcos. Population 100,001 and Above – Abilene,
Brownsville, Frisco, Lubbock, Pasadena, Round Rock, San Antonio and Tyler.
The 2016 CEDA recipients are:
Population 5,001 - 15,000: Athens
Population 15,001 to 40,000: Seguin and Terrell
Population 40,001 to 100,000: New Braunfels
Population 100,001+: Abilene
“Our Community Economic Development Award is one of the ways in which our
organization honors the excellent work done by our communities, their leaders, and
their economic development professionals,” noted John Osborne, 2016 Chair of the
Texas Economic Development Council. “Each community nominated achieved
excellence in economic development and substantially improved the economic base of
their respective regions. The recipient communities in each population category were
recognized for extraordinary accomplishments in meeting the criteria set forth in the
nomination process.”
The TEDC provides information, education and legislative services to its members to
foster the expansion of existing businesses, the location of new firms and the
development of strategies that promote a positive business climate in Texas. With
more than 850 members, the TEDC is the largest state economic development
association in the nation.