Terrell in the News
How Terrell Turned a Corner
Magnet for growth on I-20 goes from sleepy suburb to regional hub.
by Ron Starner - Investment Profile
The Texas Economic Development Council (TEDC), at its Board Meeting on October 21, 2022, recognized Ray Dunlap as the 2023 Chair of the Board of Directors. Mr. Dunlap will serve as the Board Chair effective October 21, 2022, through October 20, 2023. He has been a member of the TEDC’s Executive Committee since 2018.
The TEDC was formed in 1961 and has developed into an influential association with 950 members who represent over 500 Texas communities. Mr. Dunlap is the second TEDC Board Chair from Terrell to serve in this role. This is considered quite an honor. Only a small number of communities have had two representatives serve as Chair.
Dunlap’s tenure as Chair will coincide with the 88th Legislative Session in Austin which begins January 10, 2023. “Ray’s interest in and knowledge of Texas Legislative Agenda will be an invaluable asset during the upcoming Legislative Session,” says Mr. Carlton Schwab, President/CEO of the Texas Economic Development Council.
Mr. Dunlap currently serves as the President of the Terrell Economic Development Corporation. Before coming to Terrell, he served as the Community/Economic Development Manager for the Town of Fairview, Texas. In a career spanning more than 36 years, Mr. Dunlap has demonstrated excellence in deal-making, sales, and management.
About Terrell Economic Development Corporation
Terrell Economic Development Corporation is about developing the entire economy including valuable jobs for all citizens, an effective government that supports the wishes of its citizens, nice homes for families, creative places to shop, and a reputable quality of life for everyone. Formed in 1990 after the passage of a $.005 sales tax proposition, the TEDC works to attract new businesses and serve the needs of current businesses, industries, and citizens. The industrial incentive program is one of the most aggressive in the state of Texas providing assistance in the form of grants and infrastructure improvements.