Katy, Texas - The Texas Economic Development Council (TEDC) announced the recipients of its annual Community Economic Development Awards (CEDA) for 2014 and Katy Area Economic Development earned the top award for communities over 250,000 in population.
The Katy school district received another confirmation Monday night that the growth the area is experiencing shows no signs of slowing down.
The Texas Department of Transportation and Fort Bend County’s project to widen a 4.2–mile portion of FM 1093 from the Grand Parkway to FM 1463 received environmental clearance from the Federal Highway Administration. In May, the FHA indicated that the project posed no significant impact to the environment. However, because of modifications to the project, further environmental clearance is needed. The county expects to receive that clearance around March, said Jonathan Schumann of Fort Bend County Commissioner Andy Meyer’s office.
Katy ISD could see the addition of six new schools, a second district stadium and a slew of major campus renovations in the next five years if voters approve a $748 million bond referendum on the Nov. 4 ballot.
When multinational defense company BAE Systems announced last year that it would close its Sealy location, hundreds of area workers were faced with the threat of becoming another unemployment statistic.