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Posted on: June 15, 2017

TEDC Presents Economic Excellence Recognition at 2017 Mid-Year Conference

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Texas Economic Development Council

 For Immediate Release June 14, 2017

The Texas Economic Development Council (TEDC) has announced the recipients of its annual Economic Excellence Recognition program for 2016. The awards were presented at a special awards breakfast held Thursday, June 8, 2017, at the TEDC’s Mid-Year Conference in Plano, Texas. The two and one half-day conference was held June 7-9, 2017 at the Marriott Legacy Town Center Hotel.

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. Certifications, professional memberships and activities, and organizational effectiveness of the economic development staff also contribute to the standards for qualification.

Thirty-three organizations received the 2016 Economic Excellence Recognition Including the City of Balch Springs Economic Development.

 “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 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.

For more information regarding Economic Development projects in the city of Balch Springs please contact: Chris Dyser, Community Development Director at 972-286-4477 Ext. 212 or by email at or Effie Donaldson, Economic Development Administrative Services Mgr. 972-286-4477 Ext. 215 or by email at or Linda Highwood, Economic Development Project Coordinator at 972-286-4477 Ext. 214 or by email at

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