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Economic Development Corporation

The mission of the Benbrook Economic Development Corporation (BEDC) is to build a better Benbrook by fostering quality business growth and economic strength through;

- Supporting and recruiting businesses;
- Making strategic and visible investments in infrastructure and projects that support business development, and;
- Working with units of government and the community to create and sustain an attractive, business-friendly environment.

By doing so, the BEDC desires to develop a superior quality-of-life in Benbrook, and create a premiere place to work and play.


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The Economic Development Corporation was established as the Benbrook Industrial Development Authority by the Benbrook City Council in 1980. The Authority was converted to a 4B (now known as a "Type B") Corporation in 1995, after a vote of Benbrook citizens approved a half-cent sales tax to fund the corporation. BEDC is a "Type B" sales tax organization, with the legislated ability to fund a number of projects intended to increase economic activity within the city.

The BEDC may fund manufacturing and industrial development, and may pay for land, buildings, equipment, facilities, targeted infrastructure, and improvements to facilitate development to enhance quality-of-life within the community.

The seven members of the Board of Directors are appointed by Benbrook City Council, each serving two-year terms. 

In late 2013, the BEDC developed a strategic plan designed to identify and focus efforts of the organization toward attracting and recruiting businesses, retaining and supporting existing businesses, and making strategic investments in infrastructure to facilitate new commercial/industrial development.

     


Cathy Morris
Director
Email
Ph: 817-249-6090

Patricia Taber
Specialist
Email
Ph: 817-249-6091

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