Founded in 2003, the Katy Area Economic Development Council’s (Katy Area EDC) mission is to lead the economic development efforts of the Katy area to recruit, retain and expand new high quality, high impact companies, jobs and talent to improve the quality of life and place of Katy area residents. Since its inception, the Katy Area EDC has grown to over 200 members, has a budget of $800,000 + 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.


When seeking a location in southeast Texas, the Katy area will be the location of choice for companies and families.  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.

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

katy edc economic excellence awardKaty Area EDC received the Economic Excellence Award for 2016 from Texas Economic Development Council.Read More