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SEGUIN, TEXAS CELEBRATES ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT WEEK MAY 8-13th

SEGUIN, TEXAS CELEBRATES ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT WEEK MAY 8-13th

Seguin, Texas - The City of Seguin and the Seguin Economic Development Corporation (SEDC) will celebrate Economic Development Week from May 8-13th.  Economic Development Week was created by The International Economic Development Council in commemoration of its 91st anniversary as the largest professional membership organization for economic developers.

“SEDC has been the driving force behind the extraordinary growth and prosperity Seguin has enjoyed over the past two decades. Without the exceptional performance of staff, we would not be the thriving and vibrant community we are today. We are pleased and proud to proclaim May 8th -13th as Economic Development Week in honor of the SEDC, its staff, and its board. We offer our sincere gratitude to the SEDC for keeping our great City of Seguin the economic envy of virtually every community in Texas,” said Mayor Don Keil.

 

Economic developers are charged with generating economic growth, creating better jobs for residents and facilitating an improved quality of life. The industry remains as complex, challenging and rewarding as ever.

The economic development efforts provided by economic developers are being showcased this week nationally. Members of Congress are also highlighting the work of our nation’s economic developers[MA1]  through special resolutions that are appearing in the Congressional Record. Locally, SEDC staff will recognize Economic Development Week through a series of events and marketing efforts, including: a Mayoral Proclamation recognizing Economic Development Week on Wednesday, May 10th; SEDC’s Invitation Only Broker Breakfast on Thursday May 11th; and a special Economic Development Week Social Media Marketing Campaign on SEDC’s Facebook & Twitter Pages.

 “We are excited to launch an Economic Development Week Campaign in Seguin for the second straight year. Economic development is a very rewarding profession, and we work hard every day to create a strong business ecosystem within our communities. We recruit new businesses and commercial developments, work with existing businesses on retention and expansion efforts, and facilitate efforts to improve our existing workforce and creating a strong talent pipeline. I love knowing that I am making a difference, and every day the Seguin Economic Development Corporation team works hard to make our City a wonderful place to live, work, and play,” said Josh Schneuker, Executive Director of Seguin Economic Development.

 “Economic success can occur from time to time without organization, but long term sustained success comes from efforts that seek to improve not only the economic well-being, but the quality of life for a community, by well thought, organized and structured planning. This week we recognize those who quietly work behind the scenes to ensure that today’s jobs are protected and that tomorrows jobs are created in the communities served,” stated Seguin Economic Development’s Board President and Guadalupe Regional Medical Center’s CEO, Mr. Robert Haynes.

 About The Seguin Economic Development Corporation
The Seguin Economic Development Corporation was created in 1994 as a type “4A” Corporation under state law.  Seguin Economic Development has worked to promote Seguin as a premiere destination for businesses looking to expand or relocate. Voter created, SEDC receives a portion of Seguin’s sales tax to market Seguin and provide incentives to industries such as manufacturing, biotechnical, distribution, energy and technology. SEDC works with existing companies in Seguin and new businesses that are looking to expand their operations.

 About The International Economic Development Council 
The International Economic Development Council (IEDC) is a non-profit membership organization serving economic developers. With more than 4,700 members, IEDC is the largest organization of its kind. Economic developers promote economic well-being and quality of life for their communities, by creating, retaining and expanding jobs that facilitate growth, enhance wealth and provide a stable tax base. From public to private, rural to urban, and local to international, IEDC’s members are engaged in the full range of economic development experience. Given the breadth of economic development work, our members are employed in a wide variety of settings including local, state, provincial and federal governments, public-private partnerships, chambers of commerce, universities and a variety of other institutions. IEDC’s members create high-quality jobs, develop vibrant communities and improve the quality of life in their regions. www.iedcONLINE.org.

You can follow Seguin’s Celebration to Economic Development week on the Seguin EDC’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/seguinedc.