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Kingsville Economic Development Council

Workers prepare the new Newman Dorm for occupancy this Fall at Texas A&M University-Kingsville
New $11.5-million Gillette Middle School
New 250 room dorm at Texas A&M University-Kingsville
I-69 upgrades to US Hwy 77
Recently opened $9.2-million Harvey Elementary School
Kingsville Residential Development

About the EDC

Located in South Texas, the Greater Kingsville Economic Development Council is a non-profit corporation funded by both private and public dollars.  Formed in 1987 as a joint effort between the City of Kingsville and Kleberg County, Texas, the council helps to improve the quality of life in the area by promoting economic opportunity in the region.

The mission of the Economic Development Council is to create new jobs through acquisition, expansion, and retention of primary income-producing industries, and to enhance diverse investment opportunities which expand the Kingsville and Kleberg County tax base.

​Our vision is for the Kingsville area to be an excellent place for a superior quality of life for families, workers, and for investors.

In what primary types of industries is the EDC interested?
– Aerospace/defense contractors
– Petro-chemical industries
– Agricultural industries
– Distribution & warehousing
– Plastic molders & manufacturers
– Electronic components
​- Medical/HealthCare services

What Makes The EDC So Effective?
– Responds quickly to business inquiries
– Maintains current database of available sites and buildings
​- Maintains current community information regarding labor, utilities, support services, demographics, etc.
​- Forms alliances with local utility companies, Texas Economic Development Council, Chamber of Commerce, Kingsville Area Industrial Foundation, Small Business Administration and the Port of  Corpus Christi.
​- Serves as liaison between city, county, school district, and water authority on providing recruitment incentives/tax abatements.