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Brenham | Washington County Economic Development Receives Economic Excellence Recognition at 2022 Winter Conference

Brenham | Washington County Economic Development received the 2021 Economic Excellence Recognition award from the Texas Economic Development Council (TEDC) at their 2022 Winter Conference, February 16-18.

Photo: Carlton Schwab, President/CEO of TEDC, and from the City of Brenham - Susan Cates, Director of Economic Development and Erica Alexander Warren, Economic Development Specialist

Susan Cates, Director of Economic Development said, “It is an honor to receive this recognition from TEDC for the third consecutive year. Our community sets high standards for the professional management of economic development initiatives; and the Economic Excellence Recognition program indicates that we remain successful in attaining those goals.”

The Economic Excellence Recognition program provides recognition to economic development organizations that meet a desired threshold of professionalism. Recipients qualify for recognition based on training taken by their governing board/council as well as the economic development director and professional staff.

“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,” noted Carlton Schwab, President/CEO of the TEDC.

The 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 more than 875 members. The organization’s objective is to support the economic growth of Texas and develop strategies that promote a positive business climate in the state.