Pflugerville Community Development Corp. Recognized with 2020 Economic Excellence Award
26 Feb 2021
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PFLUGERVILLE, TX -- The Texas Economic Development Council (TEDC) recognized the Pflugerville Community Development Corporation (PCDC) as a recipient of its annual Economic Excellence program for 2020 at the TEDC's 2021 Legislative conference hosted virtually, February 22-26, 2021.
"It is an honor for our board and staff to be recognized by industry leaders for our focus on higher standards of excellence," PCDC Executive Director Amy Madison said. "It not only sets us apart but clearly demonstrates our commitment to responsible economic growth and development."
This is the seventh consecutive year for the PCDC to receive the certificate and is one of only 51 Texas communities recognized out of a possible 887 eligible organizations. The Economic Excellence Recognition program provides recognition to economic development organizations that meet a desired threshold of professionalism.
The Economic Excellence Recognition program honors those organizations who achieve higher standards through the professional development and training of their governing board and staff. Other criteria considered for the recognition are certifications, professional memberships, and organizational effectiveness.
"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."
About the Pflugerville Community Development Corporation
Pflugerville, Texas is one of the fastest-growing cities in the nation, according to U.S. Census Bureau estimates released in May 2018. With a population of more than 71,000, Pflugerville is located just minutes north of downtown Austin in the desirable Central Texas region. State highways 45 and 130 and Interstate Highway 35 offer direct access to other nearby cities and a quick route to nearby airports. Hometown pride and quality of life are top priorities, with residents enjoying the beautiful Lake Pflugerville, an elaborate trail system, shopping areas, new restaurants, and the community's many parades and festivals.
PCDC is responsible for attracting, retaining, and expanding businesses to create new jobs and increase tax revenue to support community development. PCDC can provide funding for use as an incentive for companies locating and growing in Pflugerville. PCDC funds, which are 4B money generated from a half-cent of the city's sale tax revenue, can also be used to construct needed infrastructure such as roads, utilities, and drainage, as well as the development of parks and recreation projects. For more information, click here.