AEDC paves way for success, growth
Apr 23, 2019

Six years ago, Athens Economic Development Corporation commissioned TIP Strategies, an economic development consulting firm in Austin, to develop a comprehensive strategic plan for AEDC. The recommendations identified in the strategic plan incorporated input and ideas from key stakeholders and organizations throughout the city, as well as successful economic development practices implemented in...

In Athens, economic development efforts are paying dividends
Apr 15, 2019

Economic growth is evident throughout the city of Athens. Take a look around the community. The average person may not know that many of the places they pass by everyday are a result of the efforts of the Athens Economic Development Corporation (AEDC), whose mission is to enhance the quality of life by leading and facilitating economic growth.

AEDC announces second call for Business Assistance Grant applications
Feb 28, 2019

Athens Economic Development Corporation is announcing a second call for Business Assistance Grant applications, due to grant funding that remains available following approval of the first round of eligible projects. To be considered for this year’s round of funding, applications must be received by April 1.

AEDC recaps 5 years of success
Feb 28, 2019

Nearly 30 years ago, Athens voters elected to collect a half-cent sales tax to fund economic growth in Athens, Texas. These funds can be used to assist companies with infrastructure, relocation, training and other needs. Just over the last five years, Athens Economic Development Corporation’s (AEDC) efforts have resulted in 10 project wins generating an economic impact of over $834 million to the...

AEDC receives fourth consecutive Economic Excellence award
Feb 21, 2019

For the fourth consecutive year, AEDC has received the Economic Excellence award by Texas Economic Development Council (TEDC). The 2018 recipients were announced this week at TEDC’s Legislative Conference in Austin. AEDC was one of 51 communities recognized, a record breaking number.