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About TEDC

 


WHO IS THE TAYLOR EDC?

  • 4A / Type A Non-profit corporation created by Taylor voters in 1994
  • Funded by one-fourth of the local sales tax
  • Distinct entity that the City with separate staff and budget
  • Five Board Members are appointed by City Council for 3-year terms
  • Quasi-governmental, subject to open-records and open meetings laws with two exceptions for economic development:  Texas Govt Code, Section 551.087 Deliberation Regarding Economic Development Negotiations, Closed Meeting, and Texas Govt Code, 552.10 Certain Commercial (and Financial) information.
  • For all practical purposes, we are treated by the State of Texas as a private, non-profit entity.
  • The Taylor EDC Board meets on the third Wednesday, of every month at 5:00 pm in the TEDC Conference Room.  Notice posted 72-hours in advance

 

 

WHAT WE DO:

  • ADVOCATE to create a positive business climate.
  • MENTOR AND COUNSEL small businesses and entrepreneurs.
  • COORDINATE LOCAL REAL ESTATE SITE LOCATIONS for existing buildings and undeveloped land sites.
  • FACILITATE INCENTIVES for retention of existing jobs and creation of new jobs; we work with city, county, school districts, state and federal agencies.
  • DEVELOP INDUSTRIAL PROPERTY through our two business parks totaling 148-acres.
  • PROMOTE & MARKET the community to improve the image and awareness of Taylor.

 

WHO CAN WE ASSIST?

  • The Taylor EDC is limited by State Statutes on the types of companies we can assist.
  • EDC projects must result in the "creation or retention of primary jobs". 

 

HOW WE CAN HELP:

  • PROVIDE LAND-GRANS to qualified employers or projects
  • PROVIDE INFRASTRUCTURE-GRANTS for existing & new properties
  • PROVIDE FACADE-GRANTS for historic properties (for primary employers only)
  • PROVIDE FORGIVABLE LOANS for equipment and relocation assistance
  • ASSIST companies to secure incentives from other local and state agencies
  • IMPROVE YOUR WORKFORCE by working with our key partners in education to provide off-the-shelf or employer-customized training programs
  • EDUCATE LEADERS on policies, procedures or outcomes which assist companies to create or retain primary jobs.  Lobbying is not allowed.
  • FACILITATE PLANNING & PERMITTING processes with local and state agencies to minimize problems and delays on projects.

 

 

Partners

Taylor EDC works cooperatively with all municipal units and other public entities to best promote and advance the City of Taylor and the Taylor community. We also partner with regional and State entities to best attract and serve existing and prospective businesses and to develop the local workforce as well as to promote the community.

We invite you to visit our partners’ websites to learn how they help us help you.

Local Partners

Regional Partners

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