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Community & Economic Development works with federal and state grant programs in rural communities and small cities, supporting regional workforce initiatives, and downtown revitalization and community beautification projects.
Publications include a guide for rural communities to use when considering downtown revitalization and a comprehensive strategy for economic development for the Houston-Galveston Region.
This guide provides an overview of how communities can create vibrant downtowns, highlighting successful revitalization efforts implemented by small cities throughout Texas.
The Regional Economic Development Plan, also known as the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS), analyzes the regional economy, establishes regional economic goals and strategies, and outlines a plan of action.
This study used the Location Quotient, Economic Base Model, and Shift-Share Analysis to explore the structure and performance of industry clusters (groups of related industries) in the Gulf Coast Economic Development District (GCEDD) region. Biomedical, chemical, energy, transportation/logistics, and manufacturing (fabricated metal product, machinery, and advanced material) clusters were identified as strongest in the regional economy.