What We Do

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The Longview Economic Development Corporation (LEDCO) is a major Texas economic development group that manages the economic development of the City of Longview. LEDCO is the central information source for all development in the City of Longview, Gregg County, and the surrounding region.

To continue to diversify and expand the economy of Longview to provide the highest level of job opportunities and quality of life to Longview residents.

LEDCO Mission Statement

LEDCO’s highly trained professional staff works with both local companies and businesses outside the region wishing to expand, establish, or relocate, assisting and collaborating with decision-makers, including site selection consultants, facility managers, developers, realtors and property owners. LEDCO cultivates strategic partnerships with over 20 regional groups to provide critical, comprehensive information and resources from start to finish, ranging from available land and buildings to workforce development and training. 

Facilitating Business Growth

Our team, in collaboration with the city, is focused on aiding prospective businesses to accomplish all their goals with concierge service throughout the development process. From site selection and workforce development to incentives, LEDCO staff are here to assist you in any way possible to ensure a smooth, uncomplicated process. 

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Our Business Parks

LEDCO is fully invested in our community and owns two investment-ready business parks with 1,200 acres of land with access to interstates and highways. Whether you’re a retail/commercial business wishing to locate in our renovated, historic downtown or looking for manufacturing, logistic, or industrial space with access to vital transportation networks, our team is here to partner with you. 

Our History

LEDCO was created by the voters of Longview in 1991 under the Development Act of 1979 (Texas Revised Civil Statues Article 5190.6) section 4A for the purpose of creating and retaining primary jobs. The organization’s independent board of directors is comprised of five voting members and five non-voting members that are appointed by the mayor and city council.