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Inside the WEDC

Mission Statement

"The Wylie Economic Development Corporation strives to increase local employment opportunities while diversifying and strengthening the local tax base through the financial support of business relocation and expansion."

WEDC Board of Directors

This five-member Board develops an overall economic development plan for the City and makes recommendations to Council regarding funding priorities to assist new, prospective and existing businesses. Prior to appointment, each member must have lived within the City limits or operated a business in the City limits for a minimum of one (1) year and live in the City limits during the tenure of office. Each member shall meet at least one (1) of the following qualifications:

  • serve, or have served, as Chief Executive Office of a company
  • serve, or have served, in a position of executive management of a company
  • serve, or have served, in a professional capacity

Current Board of Directors

Demond Dawkins                                 President

Melisa Whitehead                                 Vice-President         

Gino Mulliqi                                            Secretary

Tim Gilchrist                                            Treasurer

Blake Brininstool                                    Board Member 

Mayor Matthew Porter                         Ex-Officio Member

Chris Holsted, City Manager               Ex-Officio Member

WEDC Administration

The WEDC is staffed by a full time Executive Director, BRE Director and Senior Assistant.  The Executive Director reports directly to the WEDC Board of Directors.

Meeting Time/Location

Meetings occur monthly on the third Wednesday at 7:30 am and on an as-needed basis.  The WEDC meets at: 250 South Hwy 78. Wylie, TX 75098. View Minutes & Agendas

Annual Reports

Here are the annual reports from the last five years:







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