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The Texas economic development directory below (scroll down) links to the websites and contacts for many economic development organizations in Texas and related content such as Area Profiles and Area Surveys as executive summaries about business locations. Contact us for project assistance, or to update our directory listing for an area.  We provide personal introductory referrals to our contacts and other assistance according to the investment project interests of the corporate executives and business advisors we serve.
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Texas - Office of the Governor, Economic Development and Tourism State 78701 800-888-0511

Texas Economic Development (Austin), and the "Market Texas Clearinghouse" State 78701  

now redirects to the above

Texas Marketing Team - Texas Economic Development Council Association

Texas Workforce Commission - workforce development services State
The Texas Association of Business & Chambers of Commerce Association
Texas Chamber of Commerce Executives Association
Utilities - active in Texas economic development Scope Contacts Website and other resources
American Electric Power Utility
Centerpoint Energy Utility
Entergy Texas Utility
Oncor Economic Development Utility 75201
TXU Electric Delivery Utility 75201
Xcel Energy Southwest Utility
Dallas and east TX Zip Code 75xxx

Contacts Website and other resources
Allen Economic Development Corp. Local 75002
Frisco Economic Development Corp. Local 75034
Greater Irving - Las Colinas Chamber of Commerce Chamber 75039 214-217-8484
Garland Economic Development Partnership Local 75040
The Colony Local 75056
City of Plano TX City 75074
Rockwall Economic Development Corp Local 75087
Plano Economic Development Board Local 75093
City of Cedar Hill - Economic Development City 75106

City of Corsicana, TX - Navarro County City 75110

Lee McCleary

DeSoto Economic Development Corp. Local 75115
City of Ennis, TX City 75120 972-875-1234
Terrell, Texas City 75160 972-524-5704
Greater Dallas Chamber

Dallas Economic Development Dept

Metro 75201

Cary Hutchings


City of Dallas, TX - Office of Economic Development City 75201 214-670-1685

North Dallas Chamber of Commerce Chamber 75230
North Texas Commission (DFW Airport) Region 75261
Greenville Board of Development Local 75403

Sulphur Springs Economic Development Corp. City 75482
Paris Economic Dev. Corp Local 75460
Atlanta Economic Development Corp Local 75551
Red River Commerce Park - Red River Redevelopment Authority (New Boston TX)

This industrial and office park development is in the Texarkana MSA region, located in northeast Texas near the border with Arkansas, Oklahoma and Louisiana along Interstate I-30 between Dallas and Little Rock.

It offers a new 75,000 sq ft industrial building, a 140 acre site, a 31 acre site and other sites and buildings, and is both a Foreign-Trade Zone and Texas Enterprise Zone, offering various incentives as a former military base location.

County 75570


Duane Lavery






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Longview Economic Development Corporation City 75601 800-952-2613


Kilgore Economic Development Corporation, Kilgore TX City 75662 75663 903-988-4102
Palestine Economic Development City 75802
Buffalo Economic Development City 75831
Fairfield Industrial Development Corp City 75840
City of Lufkin / Angelina County Economic Development Partnership County 75902 936-633-0251
Ft. Worth, DFW airport, central TX Zip Code 76xxx Contacts Website and other resources
The Arlington Chamber Metro 76004
City of Bedford City 76021
City of Burleson City 76028
City of Euless City 76039
City of Hurst City 76054
City of Southlake City 76092
Ft. Worth Chamber of Commerce Chamber 76102 817-336-2491
City of Fort Worth Economic and Community Development City 76102 817-871-6192  
Westworth Redevelopment Authority military base reuse 76114

Leland Clemons


Hillwood Properties (A  Perot Company) Developer 76177
Decatur TX Economic Development Corp City 76234
City of Keller Economic Development City 76248
Business Development Corp of Vernon Local 76385
Central Texas Economic Corridor (Belton, Temple) Region 76513 76503
Temple Economic Development Corp City  76503
Development Corp of Belton City 76513
Copperas Cove EDC Local  76522
Greater Killeen Chamber of Commerce Metro 76540

Phyllis Gogue


Mexia Economic Development Corp Local 76667
Greater Waco Chamber Metro 76703
Central Texas Economic Development District (Waco) Region 76715
San Angelo Chamber of Commerce City 76903
Southeast Texas economic development Zip Code 77xxx

Contacts Website and other resources
Greater Houston Partnership Metro 77002
Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership Local 77058
City Development Corp. of El Campo City  77437
Wharton Economic Development Corp. City 77488
Economic Development Alliance for Brazoria County (Angleton) County 77515 
Baytown / West Chambers County EDF County 77520
Port of Freeport Port 77542
Galveston Econ. Dev. Partnership Metro 77553
City of Pearland City 77581
Pearland Economic Development Corp. City 77581
Partnership of Southeast Texas (Beaumont) Region 77704
Madison County Economic Development Corp County 77864
Southern Texas economic development Zip Code 78xxx

Contacts Website and other resources
Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce City 78130
City of Schertz Economic Development City 78154 210-658-7477
Seguin City 78155
North San Antonio Chamber of Commerce Metro 78216
City of San Antonio Economic Development Department City 78283
San Antonio Economic Development Foundation


Metro 78296
Alice/Jim Wells County Economic Development Corp. County 78332

Dean Kruckenberg

Corpus Christi Regional Economic Development Corp. Metro 78401
McAllen Econ. Development Corp (see also Reynosa, Mexico) Region 78503
Sharyland Development Corp. (McAllen TX)


Brownsville Economic Development Council City 78520
Edinburg Economic Development Corp. City 78539
Mission Economic Dev. Authority City 78572
Bastrop Economic Development Corp. City 78602
Elgin Economic Development Corp. City 78621
Greater San Marcos Economic Development Council Metro 78667
Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce Chamber 78704

Dave Porter

West Texas economic development Zip Code 79xxx

Contacts Website and other resources
The High Ground of Texas (54 northern counties) Region 79084
Amarillo Economic Development Corp.


Metro 79101

Lubbock Economic Development Alliance - LEDA (formerly known as Market Lubbock Inc.) City 79401
Abilene Industrial Foundation Inc. City 79604

Bill Ehrie


Midland Chamber of Commerce City 79701

Odessa Chamber of Commerce City 79761
Greater El Paso Chamber of Commerce -

El Paso Regional Economic Development Corporation


Metro 79901

Pancho Mangan



Manuel Ochoa


City of El  Paso Economic Development City 79901
Explanation of column headings above
  •  Organizations are generally sorted in postal code order so that locations which are geographically close to each other will usually (not always) be grouped together.  This is a selective directory, even though the state directory is more comprehensive than the very selective one we will maintain at the regional level to highlight the organizations which support our work or are found to be of frequent interest for the convenience of the executives and business advisors we serve.
  •  Scope : is the area served by the organization, and postal code.  We may include thumbnail maps which expand to show information about participating areas, or link directly to good maps or GIS research tools on the organization's website.
  •  Contacts : relationship leader at GDI Solutions for maintaining information about contacts in this area.  If there is a working relationship through our various GUIDE services, we also list the key organization contact, phone, and optional e-mail.
  •  Website and other resources : Aside from the main website link, we may include other direct links to highlight special features of expected interest to executives, especially if they might not be readily noticed by just visiting the website.  A good example of this is when relevant content is actually maintained somewhere else, such as a regional website rather than the local one, so that one would otherwise need to know to follow the available links between the websites.
The directory above links to the websites of many Texas economic development organizations (EDO) and provides contacts and Area Profiles, Surveys, or other available content about TX as a "long list" extension of our contacts directory for the TX and larger US South Central region, following the same structure as our global contact directories.

These area representatives would typically include

  •  a state department of commerce or industry or a provincial government office
  •  greater metro city or county area chamber of commerce
  •  county economic development agency
  •  industrial development corporation or council - IDC
  •  alliance for business development, community development
  •  investment promotion agency - IPA
  •  industry cluster development initiatives, business incubators, technology parks
  •  regional or global professional B2B networking organizations, business partnering, joint venture development, or strategic business alliance services
  •  trade and investment promotion offices
Despite the wide variety of names for such economic development organizations, and variances in the scope of their services, the ones we list are generally actively involved in efforts to attract, expand, and retain business investment projects in their areas (offices, factories, etc.), including the attraction of foreign direct investment projects (FDI).  This typically includes support services, financial incentives, and information for corporate site selection decisions as well as local business retention and expansion services. 

The presence, absence, or position of any organization on these lists, or their position on the lists, does not imply any endorsement or opinion about their services, nor by them about our own.

The selections are simply intended to be helpful to executives who may be unaware of such contacts, or how to reach their websites quickly.  Please contact us directly for relevant introductions or any additional contacts, market knowledge, and research which we don't publish.

Contact information for relationship leaders at GDI Solutions :

We develop and maintain working relationships among participating area representatives - economic development organizations - and professional service providers as well as senior corporate executives who are responsible for the planning of major projects such as new, relocated, expanded or consolidated offices, factories, distribution centers or other operations.

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