A closer look at the leaders of AEDC
Apr 26, 2019

As stated in last week’s article, it is imperative that EDC’s be responsible financial stewards of the half-cent sales tax they receive to fund the economic growth in their communities. At its helm, AEDC is fortunate to be led by volunteers that have a clear understanding of what drives and grows the local economy, in addition to its seasoned executive director.

College students, including SFA, to make presentations at Texan
Apr 23, 2019

The Applied Skills Competition, in which university students present possible solutions for a problem affecting many small city businesses is set for Friday at The Texan Theater. Brian M. Murphy, dean of the College of Liberal Arts at SFA in Nacogdoches, said the Applied Skills Competition is similar to one developed in 2018.

AEDC paves way for success, growth
Apr 23, 2019

Six years ago, Athens Economic Development Corporation commissioned TIP Strategies, an economic development consulting firm in Austin, to develop a comprehensive strategic plan for AEDC. The recommendations identified in the strategic plan incorporated input and ideas from key stakeholders and organizations throughout the city, as well as successful economic development practices implemented in...

In Athens, economic development efforts are paying dividends
Apr 15, 2019

Economic growth is evident throughout the city of Athens. Take a look around the community. The average person may not know that many of the places they pass by everyday are a result of the efforts of the Athens Economic Development Corporation (AEDC), whose mission is to enhance the quality of life by leading and facilitating economic growth.

AEDC announces second call for Business Assistance Grant applications
Feb 28, 2019

Athens Economic Development Corporation is announcing a second call for Business Assistance Grant applications, due to grant funding that remains available following approval of the first round of eligible projects. To be considered for this year’s round of funding, applications must be received by April 1.