Economic Development Council

Please consider an investment in the future of the Texarkana regions through membership on the Economic Development Council.

In the early 1960’s a group of Chamber partners formed a committee now know as the Economic Development Council to create a fund for use in industrial recruitment and retention of existing industry.

It takes a serious commitment on the part of our members for our community to compete regionally, nationally, and globally for economic development projects. If your company would be interested in investing in the economic future of this region submit an EDC Application.

If you would like additional information about the work of the EDC, please contact Dr. Gary Stading, Chairman of The Economic Development Council at

EDC Chair
Dr. Gary Stading
Texas A&M University-Texarkana

Matt Barbour
International Paper

Doug Bowers
City of Nash, TX

Allen Brown
Mil-Way Federal Credit Union

John Collins
JCM Industries

Lesley Ledwell
Ledwell & Son Enterprises

Joey Martin
Express Employment Professionals

Kelly Mitchell
TEXAR Federal Credit Union

Reggie Moss
Sterno Products

Caleb Mudford
MTG Engineers & Surveyors

Robert Sanderson
Commercial National Bank

Eric Voyles
TexAmericas Center

Brandon Washington
Texarkana College