The Woodlands, TX – The Woodlands Area Economic Development Partnership (EDP) held their Quarterly Partner Luncheon at The Woodlands Resort & Conference Center on Wednesday, October 4, 2017. Over 100 partners and guests heard from Jeff Moseley, Chief Executive Officer of the Texas Association of Business (TAB).
TAB is the largest business association in Texas, representing over 2800 businesses, from major corporations to small start-ups. Combined those businesses employ over 2.5 million Texans and drive the economic engine of the state. As the state chamber of commerce, TAB is the most influential and dominant voice for public policy issues affecting business in Texas.
Mr. Moseley addressed the need to market Texas as a top competitor in the nation and promote the greater good of Texas business and communities through public policy and direct advocacy at the state and federal levels by actively working to protect and promote the interest Texas Business through the courts.
For the past twelve years, the EDP has held their luncheons for Partners in order to keep them informed of important issues facing businesses today. Past topics have included Economic Development, Regionalism, State of Education, Law Enforcement Update, Center for Houston’s Future Scenarios 2040, Anadarko’s Current and Future Projects, State Economic Development and Tourism, Banking Executives Update, Life Science Update, State of our Economy, Local Tourism and Healthcare.
Gil Staley, CEO of The Woodlands Area Economic Development Partnership, said, “We are fortunate that Jeff took the time to visit our community and offer his straightforward remarks on TAB’s advocacy efforts for our state’s employers. His principal message was simple, grow jobs and paychecks, which is the pure essence of economic development. His remarks were well received by our attendees, evident by the number who stayed after the conclusion to visit with our speaker.”
Partners in attendance at the luncheon were A Strong CPA, Abercrombie & Associates, Amegy Bank, Bayside Printing, BB&T, Calvetti Ferguson, Carr, Riggs & Ingram, LLC, CenterPoint Energy, CHI St. Luke’s Health The Woodlands Hospital, Community Impact Newspaper, Consolidated Communications, Cypressbrook Company, Efficient Wealth Management, First American Title, First Financial Bank, Frost Bank, Gallagher Benefit Services A division of Arthur J. Gallagher, Integrity Bank, Jones Walker, Linscomb & Williams, LJF Marketing, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Medical Center, Northwestern Mutual, Pioneer Bank, Richmond Realty RE/MAX The Woodlands & Spring, Rock Materials, Sam Houston State University, Soules Insurance Company, Spirit of Texas Bank, Texas Children’s The Woodlands Hospital, The Blair Law Firm, The Bush Law Firm, The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce, The Woodlands Christian Academy, The Woodlands Development Company, The Woodlands Township, Tough Law Firm, Wells Fargo, Woodforest National Bank, Wright Business Technologies and Wright’s Printing & Marketing.
The Woodlands Area Economic Development Partnership (EDP) is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the economic development of The Woodlands Area through the support of existing businesses and the recruitment of new businesses that can bring job opportunities and capital investment to the area.
The EDP is a public/private partnership with 91 funding partners active in the organization. For further information on the EDP, log on to: www.edpartnership.net or call 281 363-8130.