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Kilgore EDC Recognized by State

Kilgore Economic Development Corporation received the 2018 Economic Excellence award by Texas Economic Development Council this week at the TEDC Legislative Conference in Austin.
 
The Economic Excellence Recognition program provides recognition to economic development organizations that meet a desired threshold of organizational proficiency and effectiveness. It is the eighth consecutive year TEDC has awarded the honor to KEDC.
 
“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 professionalism of their economic development efforts,” said Carlton Schwab, president and CEO of TEDC.
 
 “The KEDC team has been honored with awards for special projects throughout the years, but to be recognized for the effectiveness of our daily program of work is especially meaningful,” says Amanda Nobles, the KEDC executive director. “It demonstrates we take our mission and commitment to Kilgore seriously.”
 
TEDC is made up of nearly 850 members representing more than 500 public and private economic development organizations, including more than 350 cities.  Kilgore EDC was one of 51 communities recognized for 2018, a record breaking number.
 
About TEDC: 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.
 
About Kilgore EDC: Kilgore Economic Development Corp. is an organization focused on growing and diversifying the Kilgore economy.  In the last five years KEDC staff closed projects that represent more than $133 million in new and retained capital investment and more than 2,600 jobs. 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 and has been selected as the outstanding Texas community of its size in 2001, 2007 and 2015.