Agriculture — Responsible for working with local “Ag-related” businesses to help them be more successful, as well as identifying and recruiting companies that can benefit from Nacogdoches strong agricultural economy.
CHAIR: John Mast
Budget & Finance — Responsible for working closely with NEDCO officers and staff to ensure that NEDCO creates a prudent and responsible budget for the coming year, as well as ensuring that the organization’s cash reserves are prudently maintained. Responsible for working with the other committees, as needed, on projects that may require local financing.
CHAIR: Ron Collins
Business Attraction & Retention — Responsible for identifying industry sectors and, if possible, specific companies to be targeted for recruitment to Nacogdoches in order to expand our jobs and tax base. Responsible for working with local businesses, to the extent possible and appropriate, to help them grow and prosper in Nacogdoches County.
Bylaws — Responsible for recommending appropriate changes to the NEDCO bylaws, as well as ensuring that any and all changes to the bylaws are in accordance with both Texas and U.S. law.
CHAIR: Rob Atherton
— Responsible for nurturing close ties between SFASU and the local business community in an effort to foster economic growth in Nacogdoches County while supporting the strategic goals of the university.
CHAIR: Richard Berry
— Responsible for developing programs to help assist local entrepreneurs through the process of launching a new business. Work closely with SBDC and SFASU.
CHAIR: Jason Sobel
Executive — Responsible for exercising the authority of the Board of Directors in the management of the corporation, unless expressly limited by bylaws or by the Board of Directors.
CHAIR: David Alders
Healthcare — Responsible for development programs and identifying issues that impact the local healthcare community.
CHAIR: Gary Stokes
Membership — Responsible for expanding the membership base of NEDCO by identifying prospective member companies and soliciting new members.
Natural Resources — Responsible for identifying current and potential issues related to natural resources, as well as specific companies to be targeted for recruitment.
CHAIR: Glen Collier
Nominating — Responsible each year for vetting and nominating, for approval by the NEDCO board, a slate of officers of the corporation.
CHAIR: Roger Van Horn
Personnel — Responsible for overseeing the hiring, evaluation and compensation of NEDCO full-time staff members.
CHAIR: David Alders
Research/Industrial Park — Responsible for developing the 67-acre parcel on Industrial Blvd. designated as the R&I Park in order to make it ready for prospective tenants to view and occupy.
CHAIR: Robert Flores
Retail Attraction & Retention — Responsible for both attraction and retention; identify retail sectors and, if possible, specific retail establishments to be targeted for recruitment to Nacogdoches; work with local retail outlets, to the extent possible and appropriate, to assist them grow and prosper in Nacogdoches County.
CHAIR: Ed Pool
Transportation — Responsible for developing a strategic vision and program to ensure we have the transportation infrastructure our community will require over the next 10-20 years. (NOTE: Joint committee with Chamber of Commerce)
CHAIR: Joe Max Green
Workforce Development/Technical Training Center — Responsible for the development of the Nacogdoches Technical Training Center; develop programs to identify local work force deficiencies, as well as programs to correct those problems; committee will focus on both immediate and long-range problems.
CHAIR: Joe English