The Colony Economic Development Corporation Receives State Award

The Colony EDC received the 2019 Economic Excellence Award from the Texas Economic Development Council for the 12th consecutive year during the TEDC Winter Conference held February 19-21 in College Station.

The Colony is one of only 53 organizations statewide to earn this honor this year.

“The Economic Excellence Recognition program provides recognition to economic development organizations that exemplify a high threshold of professionalism,” said Carlton Schwab, President/CEO of the TEDC, during the awards presentation program.

According to TEDC, 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.

“This award recognizes the expertise and dedication of many in our City who have worked hard to make The Colony a Texas Destination for exceptional commercial and residential development,” said The Colony Mayor Joe McCourry.  “This highly experienced team includes our City administration, elected and appointed officials, and Economic Development staff, and we thank and congratulate each member for their success.”

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. Its objective is to support the economic growth of Texas and develop strategies that promote a positive business climate in the state.