LEDCO Receives 2023 Economic Excellence Recognition

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LONGVIEW, TX – March 5, 2024 – The Longview Economic Development Corporation (LEDCO) received the 2023 Economic Excellence Recognition from the Texas Economic Development Council (TEDC) during its annual Winter Conference in San Antonio on Friday, February 23.

The Economic Excellence Recognition program provides recognition to economic development organizations that meet a desired threshold of professionalism. Recipients qualify for recognition based on training taken by their governing board/council as well as the economic development director and professional staff. Certifications, professional memberships and activities, and organizational effectiveness of the economic development staff also contribute to the standards for qualification.

After a year of restructuring staff and redeveloping its complete Strategic Plan for economic development in Longview, LEDCO was one of 72 recipients from across the state to receive recognition. In addition, the team at LEDCO regularly participates in educational opportunities and professional development to ensure the organization is always staying up-to-date with industry trends and expanding its breadth of expertise for both its local stakeholders and those seeking to locate to Longview in the future.

“The TEDC’s Economic Excellence Recognition program is one of the ways in which our organization honors the outstanding commitment to excellence of our communities and regions, their leaders, and their economic development professionals have toward the professionalization of their economic development efforts.” Carlton Schwab, President/CEO of TEDC

“The LEDCO team has worked hard this year on organizational development and strategy and I am so proud of our efforts and accomplishments. Wayne Mansfield, LEDCO President/CEO


About TEDC

The Texas Economic Development Council, established in 1961, is an Austin-based, statewide, non-profit professional association, dedicated to the development of economic and employment opportunities in Texas. The TEDC provides information, educational and legislative services to more than 1,000 members. The organization’s objective is to support the economic growth of Texas and develop strategies that promote a positive business climate in the state.

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