Meeting Notice: the PEDC Board is holding their Monthly Meeting at 5:30PM on September 20, 2022 at the City Council Chambers, located at 107 E Kaufman Street, Paris, TX 75460. 
View the agendas for this meeting and previous meetings here: Agenda



Meeting Notice: the PEDC Board is holding their Monthly Meeting at 5:30PM on September 20, 2022 at the City Council Chambers, located at 107 E Kaufman Street, Paris, TX 75460. 
View the agendas for this meeting and previous meetings here: Agenda




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Civitas Announces Development of Senior Living Community in Azle

Fort Worth-based Civitas Senior Living announced plans to develop a new senior living housing community in Azle. Legacy Oaks at Azle will provide 123 independent living and 77 assisted living and memory care apartment homes to seniors ages 55… Read More 

TxDot Reveals Future Plans in Summit

Freight planning, upcoming regional projects and the status of overall transportation funding in Texas was the focus Wednesday of the Northeast Texas Rural Transportation Summit, which drew state transportation officials, business leaders and go… Read More

Amarillo EDC Interviews 4 Candidates for President

While thousands of Texas Panhandle residents cast their votes to decide the next American president on Tuesday, Amarillo Economic Development Corp. was picking its president in a slightly less democratic fashion. During its executive sess… Read More 

How a Trump Presidency Will Affect 15 Industries

Oil drillers. Gas pipelines. Coal. Banks. Pharmaceuticals. Construction and industrial equipment. The defense industry. Those are among the likely winners of a Donald Trump administration that could take the lid off coal and fracking regulations, begi… Read More 

How Will Texas Energy  and Environment  Fare under Trump

Donald Trumps upset win this week was generally cheered by the Texas oil and gas industry and lamented by environmentalists who found a major ally in the Obama administration amid long-suffering efforts to protect the states air and water… Read More 

City Hopes $85,000 Development Investment Will be a Boon for Beaumont

The city of Beaumont hopes to bet $85,000 on the roulette wheel of economic development and turn it into $51 billion. The likelihood of the croupier pushing over that much in winnings is remote – unrealistic, perhaps – but the prospect of that… Read More 

Plotnik to Retire From SEDCO in January

After a little more than a year at the helm of the Sherman Economic Development Corp., President John Plotnik told the SEDCO board earlier this week that he plans to retire at the end of the year. “I have some family issues that I’m going to have to ta… Read More 

Mission EDC Awards $40K to Startups

The Mission Economic Development Corporation has awarded $10,000 each to four startup firms through its signature Ruby Red Ventures entrepreneurship program and competition. Bryan House, Virtual Media Planners, The Dream Big Facility… Read More 

Top Texas Official Says Injection Wells Can Cause Quakes

A top Texas official says it’s “possible” oil and gas wastewater being injected deep underground can cause earthquakes. The statement by Texas Railroad Commissioner Ryan Sitton signals a small but potentially key shift in discussion of seis… Read More 

USGS Estimates 20 Billion Untapped Oil Barrels in West Texas

Wildcatters have wrung oil out of West Texas for a century, but there’s still enough left to keep drilling for decades. That’s the conclusion of a new U.S. Geological Survey report released Tuesday that said drillers could find 20 billion barrels of oil, undi… Read More 

Port San Antonio Adds $5.2 Billion a Year to Local Economy

A “healthy discussion” is ahead on the North American Free Trade Agreement as the Donald Trump administration takes over in Washington, Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar said in San Antonio on Tuesday. “We’ll continue to have free trade, and it w… Read More 

Refugio County CDF Announces Facade Grant Program

After meeting with local businesses and discussing the concept of a grant program that can provide funding to assist with costs to improve storefronts, the Refugio County Community Development Foundation Board decided to create and imple… Read More 

City of Sugar Land Welcomes ABM

The Sugar Land Development Corporation recently approved an agreement with ABM as the Company relocates its corporate shared services operations to the City of Sugar Land. ABM, a Fortune 500 company and a leading provider of facility solutions… Read More 

Will Massive Shale Play Herald a New West Texas Oil Boom?

At 59 years old, Mike James has worked more than half of his life in the oilfields of Texas and New Mexico, chasing production as it has ebbed and flowed – “it’s where you find the sweet spot,” he said Wednesday. Today there’s no sweeter spot than h… Read More 

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