Economic Development

  North Central Texas Economic Development District (NCTEDD)   

NCTEDD encompasses North Central Texas  (the 16 counties of Collin, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Erath, Hood, Hunt, Johnson, Kaufman,
Navarro, Palo Pinto, Parker, Rockwall, Somervell, Tarrant and Wise), and was designated as an EDD by the United States Economic Development Administration (EDA), December 15, 2016.  An EDD brings together the private and public sectors in partnership to provide a coordinated
strategy and economic development technical assistance with such things as strategic planning, grant writing, and grant administration. The designation serves as a foundation for regional collaboration and cooperative economic planning.

For information or technical assistance regarding  regional economic development, economic recovery, or  Economic Development Administration funding opportunities, please contact the  North Central Texas Economic Development District staff listed below.

Lucille Johnson: ljohnson@nctcog.org
Prit Patel:  ppatel@nctcog.org

 
VIRTUAL EVENT DATE TIME ZOOM LINK DESCRIPTION
Regional Economic Development Summit Monday, August 29, 2022 10:00am CST https://nctcog.zoom.us/j/88535290024?pwd=V2Q4dW9oNGFtODhIS2xtbzNkbmFUZz09 Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA),  U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) will present information and resources on their individual programs, funding opportunities, and services.
Texas Broadband Development Office Webinar Thursday, September 8, 2022 10:00am CST https://nctcog.zoom.us/j/87830809478?pwd=eHpKOE00dVJxNUxVMzFEU0FQbDFYQT09 Much of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law’s broadband funding is being funneled through state broadband offices. The Texas BDO’s presentation on September 8th will focus on broadband funding programs and opportunities, timelines for funding, broadband toolkit materials for local communities, and an update on the Texas BDO.







 




















A REGIONAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT

NCTEDD encompasses North Central Texas (the 16 counties of Collin, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Erath, Hood, Hunt, Johnson, Kaufman, Navarro, Palo Pinto, Parker, Rockwall, Somervell, Tarrant and Wise), and was designated as an EDD by the United  States Economic Development Administration (EDA), December 15, 2016.

An EDD brings together the private and public sectors in partnership to provide a coordinated strategy and economic development technical assistance with such things as strategic planning, grant writing, grant administration and training workshops. The designation serves as a foundation for regional collaboration and cooperative economic planning.

HOW IT CAME TO LIFE

More than 120 regional economic development stakeholders worked together, in conjunction with the North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG), on the EDA designation requirements, including the development of a regional Comprehensive Economic Development Strategies(CEDS) document.

As its name implies, a Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) lays out a regional plan for economic development. Its ultimate goal is to help our area have a stronger, more diverse regional economy. 

While the CEDS’ most critical function is to provide a regional economic development framework, it also serves as a required vehicle through which some federal agencies (especially the EDA) evaluate requests for grant assistance. With a CEDS plan approved by the federal government, a region is eligible to apply for federal economic development grants.

WHO GUIDES THE DISTRICT?

The District is guided by the NCTEDD Board, comprised of economic development officials from the public and private sectors, educational institutions, workforce development boards, chambers of commerce, economic development corporations, and business leaders. The NCTEDD Board functions as an advisory board to the NCTCOG Executive Board, a board of regional locally elected officials, which is the policy-making body for NCTCOG.

The NCTCOG Executive Board appoints the NCTEDD Board in accordance with the district's Bylaws. NCTCOG provides staff support to the district Board.

NCTEDD Bylaws Revised May 2018‚Äč

NCTCOG Executive Board Action and Designation