Katy Area EDC: Creating an Exceptional Southeast Texas Locale

The Katy Area Economic Development Council (Katy Area EDC) is a dynamic organization leading the effort to grow the area’s business environment and setting the pace for the hundreds of companies that call the Greater Katy Area home. We will continue to strongly focus on the energy industry, capitalizing on our pivotal position along the Energy Corridor. There’s room for growth in Katy.

Since its founding in 2003, the Katy Area EDC has grown to over 200 members, works with a budget of $650,000+, and has assisted in the creation of thousands of jobs and billions in capital investment. Katy Area EDC is a full-service private, non-profit 501 (c) 6 economic development corporation.


Founded in 2003, Katy Area EDC’s mission is to lead the economic development efforts of the Katy area to recruit, retain, and expand high-quality, high-impact companies, jobs, and talent to improve the quality of life and place for Katy area residents. 


Our vision is that when companies and families are seeking a location in southwest Texas, the Katy area will be their location of choice. For business start-ups, relocations, or expansions, Katy is strategically located and offers companies, investors, and developers an impressive field of benefits to help them build, grow and prosper.


We take a dynamic approach to economic development while keeping your project confidential. The Greater Katy Area sits at the convergence of three counties – Harris, Fort Bend, and Waller. Together with several local, regional, state, and federal partnerships, we strategically market and plan for current and future growth. 

We use and promote our assets to help companies, investors, and developers build, grow, and prosper.

Acclaimed Schools

Our top-ranked Katy Independent School District is a draw 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, vital resources, and recreational and entertainment choices to help employers attract and retain excellence. Click here to view our three-county area.

Location Advantages

Located on the Interstate 10/Grand Parkway crossroads just 30 miles west of Houston, Katy offers companies and residents access to urban amenities, conveniences, deep talent pools, and resources. Airport and port proximity adds to the accessibility 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 part of the Katy Area. In fact, this corridor is closer to Katy than Houston for a reason. The industry’s leadership and employees choose to live and raise their families in Katy.

Three Counties, One Marketplace