AEDC Business Retention Program (BRE)

Business retention is a vital component of AEDC's program of work. Retaining jobs and capital investment in Athens is a top priority. AEDC is focused on creating a competitive business environment where our local industries can grow and thrive. Let us know how we can help you stay profitable. We are just a phone call away and stand ready to assist. Contact us at 903.675.4617.

Business Visitation Program

We want to learn more about our existing industries. The knowledge gained through business visits and facility tours helps us identify the areas in which we can offer assistance. AEDC can assist in the following ways:

  • Assist with workforce training and possible incentives for training

  • Act as a liaison and advocate for Athens industries

  • Assist with resources and programs

  • Build and maintain communications with local and state constituents

  • Help address issues with appropriate entities

BRE Offerings

AEDC offers the following to local industries:

  • HR luncheons designed to address "hot topics" that our local businesses are facing

  • Job fairs through Workforce Solutions East Texas to help supply your workforce pipeline

  • Expansion and training incentives to help your business grow and thrive in Athens

  • Retention surveys to help identify and address issues