GEDC recognized for economic excellence at winter conference


The Texas Economic Development Council (TEDC) named Gonzales Economic Development Corporation (GEDC) as one of the recipients of its annual Economic Excellence Recognition program for 2023.

The awards were presented on Friday, Feb. 23, during the TEDC’s 2024 Winter Conference in San Antonio, Texas.

The Economic Excellence Recognition program provides recognition to economic development organizations that meet a desired threshold of professionalism. Recipients qualify for recognition based
on training taken by their governing board/council as well as the economic development director and professional staff.

Certifications, professional memberships and activities, and organizational effectiveness of the economic development staff also contribute to the standards for qualification. A total of 72 economic development organizations, including GEDC, received the TEDC’s 2023 Economic Excellence Recognition.

“I’m pleased to share that Gonzales Economic Development Corporation (GEDC) is being recognized by the Texas Economic Development Council (TEDC) for its economic excellence!” said GEDC executive director Susan Sankey. “This prestigious award recognizes the outstanding efforts of GEDC in fostering economic growth and quality of life efforts in Gonzales. Thanks for the efforts of the board, community leaders, business professionals, many engaged citizens, and staff who help us grow.”

“The TEDC’s Economic Excellence Recognition program is one of the ways in which our organization honors the outstanding commitment to excellence of our communities and regions, their leaders, and their economic development professionals have toward the professionalization of their economic development efforts,” noted Carlton Schwab, President/CEO of the TEDC.”

The Texas Economic Development Council, established in 1961, is an Austin-based, statewide, non-profit professional association, dedicated to the development of economic and employment opportunities in Texas. The TEDC provides information, educational and legislative services to more than 1,000 members. The organization’s objective is to support the economic growth of Texas and develop strategies that promote a positive business climate in the state.