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Marking a Milestone for Texas Economic Development
By Jeremy Thacker, Communications Specialist, Connected Texas
This year’s conference brought in speakers ranging from Texas Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples and U.S. Trade Ambassador Ron Kirk to representatives from Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company, the American Natural Gas Association, the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, and even Ross Perot, Jr.!
The speakers and workshops are part of the information, educational, and legislative services TEDC offers to its nearly 900 members. The annual Conference is also recognized by theInternational Economic Development Council (IEDC) as professional development training that counts toward recertification of Certified Economic Developers (CEcD), with the goal always being to support the economic growth of Texas and develop strategies that promote a positive business climate across the entire state.