About Us

Founded in 2003, the Katy Area Economic Development Council’s (Katy Area EDC) mission is to establish the Katy area as the premier location for families and businesses through planned economic growth and economic development. Since its inception, the Katy Area EDC has grown to over 210 members, has a budget of $800,000 and has assisted in the creation of over 16,200 jobs and more than $2.5 billion in capital investment. Katy Area EDC is a full-service private, non-profit, 501 (c) 6 economic development corporation.

Katy, Texas. Near enough to Houston to benefit from its assets and resources but far enough away to nurture a safe, comfortable family-focused community lifestyle. Katy’s greatest competitive strength is its commitment to cultivating the bright minds, spirit and energy that fuels today’s progress and inspires tomorrow’s innovation.

For business start-ups, business relocations or expansions, Katy is strategically located and offers companies, investors and developers an impressive field of benefits to help you build, grow and prosper:

Katy Independent School District

Home to one of the state’s most acclaimed school districts – it is a magnet for companies, employees and recruitment firms seeking high quality education for their children.

Three Counties, Three Cities

The size and scope of the Katy Area footprint incorporates a variety of living and lifestyle options including award-winning master planned communities, vast talent pools, robust resources and recreational and entertainment choices to help you attract and retain excellence.


Located on Interstate 10 and just 20 miles west of Houston, Katy offers companies and residents the benefits of proximity to urban amenities and conveniences, access to deep talent pools and resources, and the accessibility necessary for the affordable movement of people, goods and services.

Energy Corridor

Home to many of the world’s major energy companies, and a variety of compatible industry clusters, the Energy Corridor is on the perimeter of and part of the Katy Area – closer to Katy than Houston for a reason: we are where their leadership and employees want to live and raise their families and we are where their companies can grow their potential.

Use the navigational tool bar to access the information, data and resources that tell the Katy story – ripe with opportunity and brimming with benefits designed to help businesses grow and prosper.Contact us today and discover why Energy Grows Here.

Katy Area Economic Development earned the top award for communities over 250,000 in population by the Texas Economic Development Council for 2014

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Lance LaCour
President / CEO
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