Lisa Denton, KEDC Executive Director, was elected to the Texas Economic Development Council’s Board of Directors at its Board Meeting on October 13, 2023, in Houston, Texas. The TEDC’s Nominating Committee put forth seven individuals for election to the board of directors. The TEDC board officially elected these new board members for terms beginning October 13, 2023. This will be Denton’s third term to serve on the TEDC Board, having served two previous terms during the period of 2017-2021.
About TEDC: The Texas Economic Development Council is governed by a 24-member board and an 8-member Executive Committee.
The TEDC provides information, education and legislative services to its members to foster the expansion of existing businesses, the location of new firms and the development of strategies that promote a positive business climate in Texas. With more than 1,000 members, the TEDC is the largest state economic development association in the nation.
About KEDC: KEDC is an organization focused on growing the Kilgore economy, and funded by a dedicated sales tax approved by voters. It is directed by a five-person board and managed by a staff of four with certifications in economic development and economic development finance. KEDC has won international awards for excellence in economic development. In the last five years the organization has closed deals representing more than $260 million in capital investment and 2,600 jobs under contract.