Recruiting Businesses to Texas
Texas Economic Development Corporation is an independently funded and operated 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to economic development, business recruitment and job creation in the state of Texas.
The public-private partnership markets Texas as a premier business destination to let corporate decision makers and site selection consultants know that they can Go Big in Texas. Our areas of strategic focus serve as the foundation of Texas’ economic development and marketing success. These four areas of focus are listed below.
For more information on how to join TxEDC and for information on events, please contact Christin Evans, Vice President, External Affairs, at [email protected]. For a listing of our 2023 program of events, view our latest calendar.
Establish a Statewide Network of business leaders to stimulate job-creating investment in Texas.
TxEDC connects a network of business leaders to drive economic development in the state, led by Governor-appointed members of the TxEDC Board of Directors. To further our commitment to regional business leaders, TxEDC holds regional business summits throughout the year in various communities across Texas to encourage networking and growth. Our statewide network is made up of community leaders that make our state successful and strong as a whole.
Execute a bold plan to Market Texas across the U.S. and globally as the destination of the future.
Through our robust program of industry events, media relations, advertising and other signature initiatives, TxEDC markets Texas across the U.S. and globally as a premier business destination.
Our digital marketing campaigns, including sponsored content on Twitter and LinkedIn, help us reach a wider audience and market Texas to specific groups of people. Take a look at a few of our digital marketing campaign reports below.
Expand the state's presence with national and international Trade Visits.
TxEDC spearheads world-class national and international trade visits to market Texas in key business locations throughout the U.S. and across the globe. Our program of trade visits and events includes establishing a robust presence at key U.S.-based trade shows, as well as abroad in international markets. Within the past few years alone, TxEDC has traveled to Cuba, India, Israel, Japan, Mexico, Switzerland, and other countries to spread the word internationally about Texas business advantages.
Elevate and Promote Economic Growth of existing business and regions throughout Texas.
As an established leader in innovation, Texas is working hard to attract and meet the needs of businesses across industries by embracing innovative solutions. To ensure that Texas stays competitive, TxEDC provides strategic assistance to Governor Abbott to elevate and promote economic growth of existing business and regions throughout Texas.
Another strategy used by TxEDC to spread awareness of economic growth throughout the state is our “Just One Thing” e-newsletter series. Many of our e-newsletters highlight new business growth or expansions in communities across Texas, generating interest in these regions among site selectors and potential investors. By receiving these e-newsletters, site selectors can learn more about why other companies choose to Go Big in Texas, keeping our communities top-of-mind for their future site selection decisions.