Washington, DC – Waller County Economic Development Partnership (WCEDP) won a Bronze Rank award for its Ross Distribution Center, a project in the category of Public-Private Partnerships of the International Economic Development Council (IEDC). The honor was presented at an awards ceremony during the IEDC Annual Conference on October 15. “The new Ross distribution center stands as a great example of public and private entities working together for the common good. We want to thank Ross for selecting Waller County and for committing to help improve the road infrastructure in the area. Further, we also want to thank Waller County Road Improvement District #1 for working with Ross to structure a road agreement and for providing additional incentives to help attract the project”, stated Waller County Judge, Carbett “Trey” J. Duhon. IEDC’s Excellence in Economic Development Awards recognize the world’s best economic development programs, partnerships, and the year’s most influential leaders. IEDC received over 500 submissions from 4 countries. 35 award categories honor organizations and individuals for their efforts in creating positive change in urban, suburban, and rural communities. Awards are judged by a diverse panel of economic and community developers from around the world, following a nomination process held earlier this year. This winning project is a new ~1.8-2M square foot distribution center for Ross Stores, Inc. Ross is an S&P 500, Fortune 500, and Nasdaq 100 company that specializes in affordable clothing and household goods. This new distribution facility is their first in Texas and will make them the largest private-sector employer in Waller County with an estimated 1300 new full-time jobs. Vince Yokom, Executive Director for the WCEDP added; “I want to thank the IEDC for this great honor and to Ross for selecting our community for their new home in Texas. Being recognized as one of the best in the world by the best in the world is truly humbling.” “The winners of IEDC’s Excellence in Economic Development awards represent the very best of economic development and exemplify the ingenuity, integrity, and leadership that our profession strives for each and every day”, said 2020 IEDC Board Chair and One Columbus CEO Kenny McDonald. “We’re honored to recognize the more than 100 communities whose marketing campaigns, projects and partnerships have measurably improved regional quality of life.”
About the International Economic Development Council
The International Economic Development Council (IEDC) is a non-profit, non-partisan membership organization serving economic developers. With more than 5,000 members, IEDC is the largest organization of its kind. Economic developers promote economic well-being and quality of life for their communities, by creating, retaining and expanding jobs that facilitate growth, enhance wealth and provide a stable tax base. From public to private, rural to urban and local to international, IEDC’s members are engaged in the full range of economic development experience. Given the breadth of economic development work, our members are employed in a wide variety of settings including local, state, provincial and federal governments, public-private partnerships, chambers of commerce, universities and a variety of other institutions. When we succeed, our members create high-quality jobs, develop vibrant communities, and improve the quality of life in their regions. Learn more at iedconline.org.
About the Waller County Economic Development Partnership
Waller County Economic Development Partnership is a Texas non-profit, 501 (C) 6 corporation formed in 2002. The WCEDP is organized to operate a charitable service center to foster increased, environmentally-balanced business commerce, positive growth, and overall cooperation and coordination for all communities throughout Waller County, Texas. You can learn more at www.wallercounty.org/about.php. Waller County Economic Development Partnership is a Texas non-profit, 501 (C) 6 corporation formed in 2002. The WCEDP is organized to operate a charitable service center to foster increased, environmentally-balanced business commerce, positive growth, and overall cooperation and coordination for all communities throughout Waller County, Texas. You can learn more at www.wallercounty.org/about.php.