Conroe Hosts National Economic Development Week Celebration, May 9-15

Conroe Hosts National Economic Development Week Celebration, May 9-15 Main Photo

10 May 2021

Business News

The Conroe Economic Development Council (CEDC) is marking National Economic Development Week from May 9-15, 2021, in the City of Conroe to celebrate the positive contributions of economic development and explain the role of the CEDC professionals in our local community, including:

  • Promoting economic development projects and sustaining economic development activities in Conroe, which in the last fiscal year, generated $10,469,403 in land sales, $219,700,000 in capital investment, and created 613 jobs.
  • Promoting policies and programs explicitly directed at improving the business climate in Conroe through specific efforts, including business retention and expansion, marketing and attraction, workforce development, and more.
  • Promoting economic well-being and supporting businesses in Conroe by creating, retaining, and expanding jobs and investing capital that facilitates Conroe’s growth and enhances the wealth and quality of life for the community.

“The CEDC proudly supports and joins in this national celebration that spotlights the positive impacts of economic development,” said Danielle Scheiner, CEDC Executive Director. “We want to help ensure that the business climate in Conroe remains as vibrant tomorrow as it is today.”

Now in its sixth year, National Economic Development Week was created by the International Economic Development Council, the largest professional membership organization for economic developers, in 2016 to recognize the unique role that economic development has in creating vibrant communities with strong economies.

To learn more about the positive impacts of economic development in Conroe and see how Conroe is celebrating Economic Development Week, follow CEDC on social media and visit our website at


About Conroe Economic Development Council

Our mission is to enhance the strength and stability of the greater Conroe economy through the support of existing industry and the attraction of manufacturing and service sector business (basic industries) which bring new capital and employment opportunities into the community. As a city department, we are funded by 4B sales tax and overseen by the seven-member Conroe Industrial Development Corporation Board of Directors. Additionally, our Conroe Economic Development Council Advisory Board includes key economic development allies that provide assistance with our strategic direction. We focus on the recruitment, retention, and expansion of large and small businesses.

About the International Economic Development Council

The International Economic Development Council is the leading international association for professional economic developers. IEDC supports the work of more than 5,000 economic developers to create high-quality jobs, develop vibrant communities, and improve the quality of life in their regions. Our members are employed in a wide variety of settings including local, state, provincial, and federal governments, public-private partnerships, universities and a variety of other institutions.