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Wylie Celebrates Economic Development Week


Wylie, Texas – May 13, 2021.  Last night at the Wylie City Council meeting, Mayor Matthew Porter issued a Proclamation confirming the official observance of May 9-15 as Economic Development Week in Wylie, Texas. This week is designated to recognize and celebrate the benefits of positive economic development and explain the role that Economic Development plays in supporting and strengthening the business community. Specifically, policies and programs directed at improving the business climate through workforce development programs, business finance, marketing/attraction, neighborhood development, business retention and expansion, technology transfer, real estate development and revitalization, among others. 

“It’s no accident that Small Business Week and Economic Development Week go hand-in-hand,” stated Jason Greiner, Executive Director of the Wylie Economic Development Corporation.  “Small Businesses form the backbone of our local economy and we acknowledge the entrepreneurial spirit it takes to succeed. Today we celebrate our small businesses and our local partners Collin College, Wylie ISD, Wylie Chamber of Commerce, and the City of Wylie. Together, we help to build awareness for local programs that help create talent pipelines for in-demand jobs, advance career development opportunities, and improve the local quality of life of our community." 

Economic Development Week was created by the Internation Economic Development Council (IEDC) in 2016. 

About the International Economic Development Council

The International Economic Development Council is the leading international association for professional economic developers. IEDC supports the work of more than 5,000 economic developers to create high-quality jobs, develop vibrant communities, and improve the quality of life in their regions. Members are employed in a wide variety of settings including local, state, provincial, and federal governments, public-private partnerships, universities and a variety of other institutions.

About the Wylie Economic Development Corporation

The Wylie Economic Development Corporation (Wylie EDC) is funded through a citywide half-cent sales tax that is impacted/funded via the 220,000 consumers in our retail trade area. The Wylie EDC facilitates corporate relocations, local expansions of existing businesses, retail/commercial development and revitalization projects that lead to the creation of new jobs and the generation of additional tax revenue for the benefit of the community.

For more information, visit www.WylieEDC.com.

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