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Northeast Times | October 18, 2021

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City of Saginaw Awarded TEDC Economic Excellence Recognition

City of Saginaw Awarded TEDC Economic Excellence Recognition

The Texas Economic Development Council (TEDC) announced the recipients of its annual Economic Excellence Recognition program on Thursday, February 21, 2019 at their Annual Legislative Conference in Austin, Texas. For the first time, the City of Saginaw was honored to join the ranks of fifty other top economic development organizations in the State of Texas who have met a desired threshold of professionalism, as defined and upheld by TEDC.

Qualifying measures for organizations recognized under the Economic Excellence Recognition program are based on factors ranging from the level of education and expertise of economic development department staff, participation and influence within professional organizations pertaining to the field, and strategic effectiveness of economic development activities, programs, and policies that guide departmental objectives. The City of Saginaw’s new Director of Economic Development, Alora M. Wachholz, currently holds the highest level of professional designation in the field, having earned the Certified Economic Developer credential from the International Economic Development Council last year.

“The TEDC’s Economic Excellence Recognition program is one of the ways in which our organization honors the outstanding commitment to excellence of our communities and regions, their leaders, and their economic development professionals have toward the professionalization of their economic development efforts,” noted Carlton Schwab, President/CEO of the TEDC.

The Texas Economic Development Council, established in 1961, is an Austin-based, statewide, non-profit professional association, dedicated to the development of economic and employment opportunities in Texas. The TEDC provides information, educational and legislative services to nearly 850 members. Our objective is to support the economic growth of Texas and develop strategies that promote a positive business climate in the state.

Cities receiving this year’s Economic Excellence Recognition include:

  • Allen Economic Development Corporation
  • Athens Economic Development Corporation
  • City of Azle Economic Development
  • City of Balch Springs
  • Bastrop Economic Development Corporation
  • Boerne Kendall County Economic Development Corporation
  • Bowie Economic Development Corporation
  • Brownwood Municipal Development District
  • Buda Economic Development Corporation
  • Canton Economic Development Corporation
  • Cedar Hill Economic Development
  • The Colony Economic Development Corporation
  • Conroe Economic Development Council
  • Cuero Development Corporation
  • Decatur Economic Development Corporation
  • Denton Economic Development
  • Fairview Economic Development Corporation
  • Forney Economic Development Corporation
  • Gonzales Economic Development Corporation
  • Greater Houston Partnership
  • Greenville Board of Development
  • City of Hondo
  • Jacksboro Economic Development Corporation
  • Katy Area Economic Development Council
  • City of Keller
  • Kilgore Economic Development Corporation
  • La Marque Economic Development Corporation
  • City of Lancaster
  • Lavon Economic Development Corporation
  • Liberty Hill Economic Development Corporation
  • Lindale Economic Development Corporation
  • Little Elm Economic Development Corporation
  • Lubbock Economic Development Alliance, Inc.
  • Marble Falls Economic Development Corporation
  • City of Mesquite Economic Development
  • Mexia Economic Development Corporation
  • New Braunfels EDC
  • City of North Richland Hills Economic Development Department
  • Palestine Economic Development Corporation
  • Pasadena Economic Development Corporation
  • Pflugerville Community Development Corporation
  • City of Saginaw
  • Sherman Economic Development
  • City of Southlake
  • Sugar Land 4A Corporation
  • Sugar Land 4B Corporation
  • Sulphur Springs Hopkins County Economic Development Corporation
  • Sunnyvale Economic Development Corporation
  • Tomball Economic Development Corporation
  • Tyler Economic Development Council, Inc.

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