AEDC receives fourth consecutive Economic Excellence award
Feb 21, 2019

For the fourth consecutive year, AEDC has received the Economic Excellence award by Texas Economic Development Council (TEDC). The 2018 recipients were announced this week at TEDC’s Legislative Conference in Austin. AEDC was one of 51 communities recognized, a record breaking number.

AEDC awards job creation and capital improvements incentive to Athens Screen Printing
Jan 23, 2019

Athens Economic Development Corporation officials presented Athens Screen Printing with an incentive check for $15,627 for year one job creation and capital improvements last week. Athens Screen Printing opened its doors in Athens on S. Palestine Street in a small building located south of the downtown square.

AEDC awards job creation incentive to Clayton Athens
Dec 14, 2018

Athens Economic Development Corporation officials presented Clayton Athens with an $80,000 incentive check for year two job creation on Thursday. Clayton’s operations began in Athens in October 2016, after purchasing an existing facility on Highway 31 West. The 168,000-plus square foot, first-of-its-kind facility is one of the largest of Clayton’s 40 home building facilities in the United States.

AEDC announces call for Community Development Grant applications
Dec 4, 2018

Athens Economic Development Corporation has announced its call for Community Development Grant applications. The Community Development Grant program is designed to provide grants for eligible projects which promote sports, cultural, entertainment and community projects that attract tourism and contribute to quality of life, business development and growth of Athens sales tax revenue.

AEDC community partnership leads to Fair Park improvements
Nov 1, 2018

Earlier this year, the Henderson County Regional Fair Park Complex applied for Athens Economic Development Corporation’s Community Development Grant, requesting grant funds to replace 40 stalls in the front barn, at a cost of $66,636. With this portion completed, AEDC board of directors ruled the project in compliance and awarded $30,000 in matching funds toward the stall replacement project.

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