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Posted on: February 27, 2023

City's Economic Development Department honored

The City of Granbury’s Economic Development Department is one of only 54 organizations to receive Economic Excellence Recognition for 2022 from the Texas Economic Development Council (TEDC).

Granbury qualified for the recognition based on training of the economic development director and staff, certifications, professional memberships and activities, and organizational effectiveness of the economic development team. The Economic Excellence Recognition goes to less than 10 percent of the state’s economic development organizations.

“In the midst of the development moratorium, the City is still successfully attracting new businesses,” Chris Coffman, Granbury City Manager said. “We also anticipate current businesses to expand, providing more jobs and opportunities for our residents. Much of that growth is due to the efforts of our Economic Development team and the many months, sometimes years of business cultivation and recruitment.” 

 TEDC summarized the qualification recognition as, “…meeting a desired threshold of professionalism.”

 “I’m grateful to City Council and City leadership for their support as we strive for continued productivity from the City’s Economic Development Department. This state-level recognition shows we have a solid foundation,” said Granbury Economic Development Director, Lance LaCour. He is assisted by Economic Development Coordinator Sharon Bridges.

 The awards were announced Feb. 24 in Austin.

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