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Posted on: November 1, 2019

TEDC Honors Balch Springs with Community Economic Development Award

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TEDC Honors Balch Springs with Community Economic Development Award

The Texas Economic Development Council (TEDC) announced the recipients of its annual Community Economic Development Awards (CEDA) for 2019. The awards were presented at a special awards luncheon held on Thursday, October 10th at the TEDC’s Annual Conference at the Westin Riverwalk Hotel in San Antonio, Texas.

The Community Economic Development Award program recognizes exceptional contributions of TEDC member cities toward the economic vitality of their communities and the state of Texas through creativity, leadership, and partnership in the achievement of business retention, business recruitment and community improvement.

The CEDA committee received twenty-five applications this year. Nominees were judged on five criteria: innovativeness, transferability, community commitment and leverage, measured objectives, and secondary benefits.

The City of Balch Springs Economic Development Corporations received a Merit Recognition Award for the 2019 CEDA. Our community was honored with a plaque that was presented at the CEDA Luncheon. The Community Development Director Chris Dyser, ED Administrative Services Mgr. Effie Donaldson and ED Project Coordinator Linda Highwood attended the awards luncheon.

“Our Community Economic Development Award is one of the ways in which our organization honors the excellent work done by our communities, their leaders, and their economic development professionals,” noted Karen Dickson, 2019 Chair of the Texas Economic Development Council. “Each community nominated achieved excellence in economic development and substantially improved the economic base of their respective regions. The recipient communities in each population category were recognized for extraordinary accomplishments in meeting the criteria set forth in the nomination process.”

The TEDC provides information, education and legislative services to its membersto 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 870 members, the TEDC is the largest state economic development association in the nation.

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