Katy Area Economic Development Council Resolution for Economic Development Week

Monday, May 10, 2021

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WHEREAS, the International Economic Development Council is the largest professional economic development organization dedicated to serving economic developers; and

WHEREAS, the International Economic Development Council provides leadership and excellence in economic development for communities, members, and partners through conferences, training courses, advisory services and research, in-depth publications, public policy advocacy, and initiatives such as the Accredited Economic Development Organization program and the Certified Economic Developer designation; and

WHEREAS, economic developers promote economic well-being and quality of life for their communities by creating, retaining, and expanding jobs that facilitate growth, enhance wealth, and provide a stable tax base; and

WHEREAS, economic developers stimulate and incubate entrepreneurism in order to help establish the next generation of new businesses, which is the hallmark of the American economy; and

WHEREAS, economic developers are engaged in a wide variety of settings including rural and urban, local, state, provincial, and federal governments, public-private partnerships, chambers of commerce, universities, and a variety of other institutions; and

WHEREAS, economic developers attract and retain high-quality jobs, develop vibrant communities, and improve the quality of life in their regions; and

WHEREAS, economic developers work in the Katy area in the City of Katy, City of Fulshear, City of Houston and the Counties of Fort Bend, Harris and Waller within the State of Texas; and

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Chair  and Secretary of the Katy Area Economic Development Council do hereby recognize May 9-15, 2021 as “National Economic Development Week” and remind individuals of the importance of this community celebration which supports expanding career opportunities and improving quality of life.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Board of Governors  is authorized and directed to transmit an appropriate copy of this resolution to area economic development organizations and the International Economic Development Council.

About Economic Development Week

Economic Development Week is an event created by the International Economic Development Council to celebrate the achievements of economic developers. The event will occur for the third time from May 9-15, 2021. Information can be found at www.iedconline.org/edw.

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