For confidential site selection and relocation, business retention and expansion, workforce development or small business start-up assistance, you can trust and rely on Katy Area EDC for experienced service. Katy Area EDC staff members have over 35 years of experience in economic development and are here to help from the “ground-up” to help your company tap into the fertile and growing economic infrastructure of the Katy area.
Katy Area EDC provides development assistance to real estate brokers and developers seeking to build, mixed-use projects, business parks and speculative office and industrial buildings in the Katy area. Katy Area EDC provides site selection assistance, demographics, permitting assistance and knowledge of the local market.
The attraction and recruitment of new corporations and businesses to Katy is fueling our commitment to quality growth. The Katy Area EDC economic development staff works with you to help you find the best properties and programs that fit your project or company. The staff helps identify and administrate local and state incentive programs that can help your company’s bottom line and foster a smooth relocation transition.
Existing Business Services
Existing businesses create the most new jobs in communities and Katy Area EDC recognizes the impact and importance of those businesses in the area. The EDC directs a business retention and expansion program that has been in place for the past six years. Site and building selection, financing, workforce recruitment and training, tax and non-tax incentives and facilitating access to state and local programs are the types of assistance we provide. The EDC works closely with its economic development allies on projects which include the Greater Houston Economic Partnership, the Cities of Katy, Fulshear and Houston, the economic development organizations of Fort Bend, Harris and Waller Counties, the CenterPoint Energy Economic Development Department and the Katy Area Chamber of Commerce.
The Katy area is home to many corporate energy training centers such as the BP North America Center, National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE) and Petroskills. Katy Area EDC Workforce Development/Training Consortium energetically helps Katy employers by (1) facilitating workforce resources and training through the local Workforce Solutions Office
at Katy Mills; and (2) helping companies interface with the University of Houston System at Cinco Ranch, Houston Community College (HCC), Katy ISD and other training providers in the area.
Katy Mills, Katy Area EDC, the Katy Area Chamber of Commerce and the local legislative delegation formed a P3 Partnership to locate the Workforce Solutions office at Katy Mills.
Katy Area EDC, working with local Workforce Solutions personnel, can help existing or new companies apply for workforce incentives such as the "Skills Development Grant" program through Houston Community College or other programs offered from the Texas Workforce Commission.
Infrastructure Project Advocacy
Katy Area EDC frequently advocates for major infrastructure and educational projects which impact economic growth, development and quality of life. Such projects include highways like the Grand Parkway and Cane Island interchange as well as Westpark Tollway expansion. The EDC also supports several bond referendums including Katy ISD bonds, mobility bonds and other public safety projects.