8 Golden Shovel Clients Recognized for Economic Excellence at TEDC's 2023 Legislative Conference

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13 Mar 2023


The Texas Economic Development Council (TEDC) announced the recipients of its annual Economic Excellence Recognition program for 2022. The awards were presented on Friday, February 24th, during the TEDC's 2023 Legislative Conference in Austin, 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 will also contribute to the standards for qualification.

The following Golden Shovel clients received the TEDC's 2022 Economic Excellence Recognition:

  • Bastrop Economic Development Corporation
  • City of Saginaw, Texas
  • Conroe Economic Development Corporation
  • Copperas Cove Economic Development
  • Ingleside Development Corporation
  • New Braunfels Economic Development Corporation
  • Seguin Economic Development Corporation
  • Sherman Economic Development Corporation

"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 950 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.