Denton graduates as Economic Development Master Practitioner
Aug 24, 2018

Athens Economic Development Corporation’s Executive Director Lisa Denton, recently graduated from the inaugural class of the Advanced Economic Development Leadership Program, as one of the nation’s first Economic Development Master Practitioners.

AEDC receives state, international awards for Freeport tax exemption and workforce excellence projects
Jun 19, 2018

Last week, Athens Economic Development Corporation received two awards at the Business Retention & Expansion International Annual Conference, along with receiving two additional awards at the Texas Economic Development Council Mid-Year Conference.

Freeport Tax Exemptions relieve 95 percent of tax rate on qualifying inventory
May 1, 2018

After a year and a half of perseverance, AEDC has leveraged community buy-in from Athens’ three highest taxing entities to grant the Freeport Tax Exemption.

AEDC announces second call for Business Assistance Grant applications
Apr 5, 2018

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.

AEDC announces call for Community Development Grant applications
Dec 27, 2017

The Community Development Grant program is designed to provide grants for eligible projects which promote sports, cultural, entertainment and community projects that attract tourism and contribute to quality of life, business development and growth of Athens sales tax revenue. Deadline to apply for 2018 funding is February 28.