The honor for 2021 was given to the BVEDC and 56 other economic development organizations at TEDC's Winter Conference on February 18, 2022 in Sugar Land, Texas.
This marks the third consecutive year the BVEDC has been honored with this recognition of professionalism. Training, certifications, professional memberships, activities and organizational effectiveness of staff and board members is taken into account when determining the recipients.
"Our thanks to TEDC for this continued recognition of our organization," said BVEDC Board Chair Clint Cooper. "2021 was another outstanding year for the Brazos Valley. Interest in all that our region has to offer is growing at a rapid pace. Cultivating and responding to that interest in a highly competitive environment requires a strong, skilled team of staff, Board members and partners all working together. We look forward to continuing that commitment to excellence."
“The 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 professionalization of their economic development efforts,” said Carlton Schwab, President/CEO of the TEDC, in a press release.
TEDC, which was founded in 1961, has nearly 900 members. The non-profit professional association helps develop economic and employment opportunities in Texas through the development of strategies promoting a positive business climate.
As part of the Winter Conference, BVEDC President/CEO Matt Prochaska joined with leaders of the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) in a panel discussion of the Texas Defense Aerospace Manufacturing Community, born from a 2021 designation by the Department of Defense. A four-year, $5 million grant is being used to generate increased manufacturing in Texas related to the defense industry. TEES and the BVEDC partnered to earn the designation.