Customized Services. World-Class Expertise.
“Why Katy?” The Greater Katy Area is the right choice because of our services and expertise. Companies trust and rely on Katy Area EDC for confidential site selection and relocation assistance, business retention and expansion services, workforce development, and small business start-up support. We are primed to assist and support you from start to finish and beyond. Katy Area EDC staff members combined with our board members, have over 50 years of experience in economic development to help your company tap into the region’s robust and growing economic infrastructure.
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. Our expertise includes:
- Site selection assistance
- Permitting assistance
- Knowledge of the local market
Quality of growth is the focus Katy Area EDC uses to fuel the attraction and recruitment of new corporations and businesses to our southeast Texas region. The Katy Area EDC economic development staff expertly works to help you find the best properties and programs to fit your project or company. We help identify and administer the local and state incentive programs that ease your bottom line and foster a smooth relocation transition.
Business Retention & Expansion
Katy’s existing businesses shape our region, paving the way for growth to create the most new jobs in our communities. Katy Area EDC recognizes this impact and importance with our Business Retention and Expansion system of services and resources that have been in place for over 20 years. Working closely with our economic development allies, we assist with:
- Site and building selection
- Economic impact analysis
- Workforce recruitment and training
- Tax and non-tax incentives
- Facilitating access to state and local programs.
Workforce Development & Training
Katy Area EDC helps local employers by facilitating workforce resources and training through the local Workforce Solutions office and helping companies interface with our local institutions of higher learning, Katy ISD, and other training providers in the area.
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 by the Texas Workforce Commission.
Infrastructure Project Advocacy
Katy Area EDC frequently lends its expertise to advocate for major infrastructure and educational projects which impact economic growth, development, and quality of life, such as the major highway expansions of Grand Parkway and Westpark Tollway. Additionally, Katy Area EDC supports several bond referendums, including Katy ISD bonds, mobility bonds, and other public safety projects.