Pearland Economic Development Corporation

Pearland Economic Development Corporation Established in 1995 by the voters of the City of the Pearland, the Pearland Economic Development Corporation (PEDC) is the lead economic development group for this thriving, business-friendly community.
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City of Pearland - Government
12/11/2020

City of Pearland - Government

Helping local businesses bridge some financial gaps amidst the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Pearland has begun awarding local businesses with grants, as part of the federal government’s Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

Grants ranging from $6,000 to $15,000 are being disbursed to 61 Pearland for-profit, small businesses with storefronts or commercial office/operating space, that have also faced economic losses due to COVID-19. A total of $857,000 was made available to fund the program, largely based on the amount of discretionary spending the State allowed the City to incur with its CARES Act funds, and be able to provide rental and utility assistance relief as well.

Read more here: https://www.pearlandtx.gov/Home/Components/News/News/4502/18

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12/04/2020
MEET THE MICRO-LENDER (Session 2)

Are you a small business owner ready to pursue financing to
start or grow your business?

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Meet with micro-lenders and SCORE in small break-out sessions.

As we commemorate PEDC’s 25 years of success, today we showcase Dover Energy!In 2013, Dover Energy, which provides highl...
11/27/2020

As we commemorate PEDC’s 25 years of success, today we showcase Dover Energy!

In 2013, Dover Energy, which provides highly-engineered solutions for the safe and efficient extraction and handling of critical fluids worldwide in the drilling, production and downstream markets, selected Pearland as the location for its 150,000 manufacturing and operations center during a multi-city site search. PEDC assisted Dover Energy with regulatory and zoning issues throughout the six-month site selection process, along with providing an incentive package to secure the relocation in the city.

In 2020, Dover expanded its campus with the construction of a 12,000 square-foot Innovation Lab. The new building houses test rigs, allowing R&D engineers to develop new application solutions and conduct product performance testing under demanding operating conditions. Dover currently employs over 300 at the Pearland campus and has invested over $26.6 million in the community.

To learn more about PEDC’s accomplishments over the past 25 years, visit www.pearlandedc.com/25years.

As we commemorate PEDC’s 25 years of success, today we highlight one of PEDC’s efforts to ensure outstanding quality of ...
11/25/2020

As we commemorate PEDC’s 25 years of success, today we highlight one of PEDC’s efforts to ensure outstanding quality of life amenities for our residents - our investment in the natatorium at the Pearland Recreation Center!

A key to economic growth is a talented and educated workforce with an outstanding quality of life. When deciding where to live, talent seek out for their family a community with a high quality of life and quality of place amenities. PEDC, throughout its 25-year history, has invested resources to ensure Pearland has an educated workforce and quality place amenities to enable the community to compete for talent, jobs and investment.

PEDC contributed more than $1.9 million to the construction of the Natatorium at the 107,000 square-foot Pearland Recreation Center, which opened to the community in July 2010. The Natatorium is a partnership between Pearland ISD and the City. The fitness and swimming pool complex houses a 15,000-square-foot gymnasium, weight room, activity room, racquetball courts, locker rooms, an elevated story indoor track, a 50-meter competition pool and other various amenities.

To learn more about PEDC’s accomplishments over the past 25 years, visit www.pearlandedc.com/25years.

As we commemorate PEDC’s 25 years of success, today we showcase Ref-Chem!Accessibility and incentives were major factors...
11/23/2020

As we commemorate PEDC’s 25 years of success, today we showcase Ref-Chem!

Accessibility and incentives were major factors for Odessa-based engineering and construction company Ref-Chem when the company relocated to Pearland in 2012. A Burns & McDonnell company, Ref-Chem specializes in heavy industrial construction, engineering, EPC and maintenance. Employees onsite include management personnel, engineers, designers and administrative staff.

Fully committed to its employees, clients and community, Ref-Chem found Pearland to be particularly attractive because of its accessibility from several major highways. Ref-Chem seeks to positively impact the community in which its employees live and work and evaluated several different locations during its search. Incentives and ongoing support and engagement with PEDC proved beneficial during the relocation process. PEDC also assisted by connecting infrastructure to its site at Beltway 8 and Tom Bass Parkway.

To date Ref-Chem employs 100 at its 39,000 square-foot facility and has invested $8.5 million into the community.

To learn more about PEDC’s accomplishments over the past 25 years, visit www.pearlandedc.com/25years.

As we commemorate PEDC’s 25 years of success, today we showcase Texas Pipe and Supply!In 2016, Texas Pipe and Supply (fo...
11/20/2020

As we commemorate PEDC’s 25 years of success, today we showcase Texas Pipe and Supply!

In 2016, Texas Pipe and Supply (formerly FloWorks), a leading specialty supplier of pipe, valves, fittings, and related products, constructed its 210,000 square-foot Houston regional operations facility at the northwest corner of Bailey Road and SH 35.

In 2014, PEDC was contacted by FloWorks’ site selection consultant who was evaluating the potential locations for the company to consolidate a number of distribution and office facilities into one facility. PEDC coordinated with the City and Brazoria County on efforts to attract the company to Pearland. These efforts not only included proposing potential sites and helping secure incentives for the project, but also assisting the company with acquisition of the site, securing agreements to allow the company to purchase the land from Pearland ISD. Texas Pipe and Supply has invested $70 million into the community and in 2019, was the top taxpayer in Pearland ISD.

To learn more about PEDC’s accomplishments over the past 25 years, visit www.pearlandedc.com/25years.

11/19/2020
Pearland Chamber of Commerce

Can’t make it out to hear PEDC President Matt Buchanan give his annual update at today’s Pearland Chamber of Commerce monthly luncheon? Check out the live stream here!

Pearland Economic Development Corporation Update Monthly Luncheon

As we commemorate PEDC’s 25 years of success, today we highlight PEDC’s investment in the redevelopment of the Rice Drie...
11/18/2020

As we commemorate PEDC’s 25 years of success, today we highlight PEDC’s investment in the redevelopment of the Rice Drier area!

Stemming from the State Highway 35 Redevelopment Strategy is the redevelopment of the Rice Drier area, which is identified as Catalyst 2 Business Park North in the strategy. In this area, PEDC has successfully led efforts in recent years to clean up the environmentally contaminated Emchem site, demolish the abandon Rice Drier elevators and recruit both West Texas Cooling and Energy Rental Solutions to the area. PEDC is also funding multiple phases of public infrastructure improvement in the area to support almost 58 acres of development. Rice Drier and Halik streets are old and narrow asphalt roads that are in regular need of maintenance due to truck traffic from commercial and industrial growth in the area. Improvements included storm water conveyance, detention and outfall to Old Town ditch, which were completed in 2019, and the reconstruction of Rice Drier west of Main, which will be completed in 2020. Also included is the reconstruction of Halik west of Main, to be constructed in 2021. The improvements will include a 38-foot wide concrete road with curb and gutter, storm sewers, new waterlines, shared detention facility, and a six-foot sidewalk with brick pavers. PEDC, when all public infrastructure phases are completed, will invest $3.5 million in the Rice Drier Redevelopment area.

To learn more about PEDC’s accomplishments over the past 25 years, visit www.pearlandedc.com/25years.

It has always been our mission at PEDC to create a community of choice for our residents - recruiting new employers, ass...
11/17/2020
After four decades of service, 95-year old Pearland mayor reflects on city's growth

It has always been our mission at PEDC to create a community of choice for our residents - recruiting new employers, assisting our local employers with expansions and generating capital investment for the community. Thank you so much to Mayor Reid, who led the effort to create the PEDC and has served as an ex-officio member of our board for many years. Our accomplishments over the past twenty-five years would not have been possible without his vision and dedication to our community.

After moving to Pearland in 1965, Tom Reid would commute to his day job supervising projects for the Apollo program at Johnson Space Center and daydream. Passing through the neatly manicured, leafy suburbs of Nassau Bay and Clear Lake near NASA’s headquarters, he imagined a future for Pearland wit...

Lonza Group
11/17/2020

Lonza Group

With positive interim results from both Moderna’s and Pfizer’s mRNA vaccine candidates, we are witnessing a major step forward in the evolution of vaccine technology, with the potential to change the way we manage infection and disease in the future.

We congratulate Moderna on its successful phase 3 clinical trial data with a vaccine efficacy of 94.5%. This is an important milestone, which represents a significant scientific achievement and serves as a testament to Moderna’s commitment to controlling the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more under: https://investors.modernatx.com/news-releases/news-release-details/modernas-covid-19-vaccine-candidate-meets-its-primary-efficacy

Click below for more information or to register for a webinar that is being presented on Thursday by the Governor’s Offi...
11/17/2020
Governor's Small Business Webinar: Optimizing PPP Loan Forgiveness

Click below for more information or to register for a webinar that is being presented on Thursday by the Governor’s Office of Small Business Assistance in partnership with the Texas Workforce Commission. This webinar will provide Texas small business owners with an update on Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan forgiveness.

We are excited and honored to have Governor Greg Abbott join us for opening remarks as we close out the Governor's Small Business Webinar Series for 2020. Small businesses are the backbone of the state's economy, playing a vital role in creating jobs and stimulating economic growth. That’s why the...

PEDC celebrates 25 years of success!In 2020, PEDC is celebrating 25 years of successfully growing the Pearland community...
11/16/2020

PEDC celebrates 25 years of success!

In 2020, PEDC is celebrating 25 years of successfully growing the Pearland community. Since its creation in 1995, PEDC has been committed to enhancing the community’s economic vitality through the attraction, retention, and expansion of primary employers, encouraging private investment and working to recruit both small and large employers to diversify the City’s economic base.

To celebrate this milestone anniversary, PEDC has created a 25th anniversary report. To learn more about PEDC’s accomplishments over the past 25 years, visit www.pearlandedc.com/25years.

As we commemorate PEDC’s 25 years of success, today we showcase Lonza!In 2018, Lonza debuted a 300,000 square-foot life ...
11/13/2020

As we commemorate PEDC’s 25 years of success, today we showcase Lonza!

In 2018, Lonza debuted a 300,000 square-foot life science facility in Pearland, currently the largest dedicated cell and gene therapy manufacturing facility in the world. The company sought a location for this “Center of Excellence” that would provide a diverse workforce and convenience to its first Houston location in the Texas Medical Center area, while maintaining a presence on the “third coast” of biotech. Additional factors that made Pearland’s Lower Kirby District an attractive choice for Lonza were its accessibility to Houston via State Highway 288 and Beltway 8, the nearby life sciences community, infrastructure, and quality of life which offered attractive benefits such as top-rated schools and a reasonable cost of living. Lonza currently employs more than 500 at its Pearland facility.

PEDC’s relationship with Lonza and the company’s awareness of Pearland stemmed from PEDC’s long-term support and involvement with strategic partner BioHouston. During the initial recruitment process which began in 2014, PEDC assisted Lonza and its consultants in locating a site and provided an incentive package for an initial 100,000 square-foot clinical manufacturing and R&D facility. While the initial facility was under construction, Pearland competed with other locations nationwide and was ultimately selected as the location for a 200,000 square-foot expansion to allow the production of commercial quantities of viral gene and cell therapies. Since the facility’s opening in 2018, PEDC has continued to support Lonza’s expansion efforts, allowing for additional laboratories, clean rooms and parking for the Pearland facility. PEDC’s recruitment efforts with Lonza have resulted in over $104 million in capital investment for the community.

To learn more about PEDC’s accomplishments over the past 25 years, visit www.pearlandedc.com/25years.

Click below to read about the latest happenings in Pearland including PEDC's 25th anniversary, Endress+Hauser's new faci...
11/12/2020
PEDC Newsletter - Fall 2020

Click below to read about the latest happenings in Pearland including PEDC's 25th anniversary, Endress+Hauser's new facility in Lower Kirby, Code Ninja's new headquarters, the City's COVID-19 recovery grant program for small businesses, State Highway redevelopment progress & more!

In 2020, PEDC is celebrating 25 years of successfully growing the Pearland community. Since its creation in 1995, PEDC has been committed to enhancing the community’s economic vitality through the attraction, retention, and expansion of primary employers, encouraging private investment and working...

As we commemorate PEDC’s 25 years of success, today we highlight one of PEDC’s efforts to ensure outstanding quality of ...
11/11/2020

As we commemorate PEDC’s 25 years of success, today we highlight one of PEDC’s efforts to ensure outstanding quality of life amenities for our residents - our investment in the Hickory Slough Sportsplex!

PEDC contributed nearly $700,000 to the first phase of construction for the Hickory Slough Sportsplex, which celebrated its grand opening in 2015. The sportsplex encompasses six outdoor grass sports fields, three of which are lighted, parking accommodations for more than 400 vehicles, a landscaped promenade and viewing deck, and concessions and restroom facilities.

To learn more about PEDC’s accomplishments over the past 25 years, visit www.pearlandedc.com/25years.

Pearland ranks as one of top 50 most livable mid-sized cities in the U.S., according to a recently released study by Sma...
11/10/2020
Most Livable Mid-Sized Cities - 2020 Edition - SmartAsset

Pearland ranks as one of top 50 most livable mid-sized cities in the U.S., according to a recently released study by SmartAsset.

The study considered data for 227 cities across the following eight metrics: Gini coefficient, four-year home value change, median monthly housing costs, poverty rate, median household income, July 2020 unemployment rate, percentage of residents without health insurance and average commute time.

https://smartasset.com/checking-account/most-livable-mid-sized-cities-2020

SmartAsset found the most livable mid-sized cities in America, based on a number of metrics including unemployment, poverty rate and median housing costs.

As we commemorate PEDC’s 25 years of success, today we showcase Kelsey-Seybold!PEDC’s recruitment endeavors over a four-...
11/09/2020

As we commemorate PEDC’s 25 years of success, today we showcase Kelsey-Seybold!

PEDC’s recruitment endeavors over a four-year period led to the 2012 decision by Kelsey-Seybold, a large multi-specialty clinic system in greater Houston, to move its administrative headquarters to Pearland. More than 800 employees now work at the administrative headquarters in Pearland and the company has invested more than $36 million in the community.

Recruitment efforts by PEDC included assistance with site selection, infrastructure assistance and an incentive package. In addition, the company was attracted to the convenience of nearby freeway access to both State Highway 288 and the Sam Houston Tollway. Pearland’s Shadow Creek Ranch stood out as a particularly appealing site for the 170,000-square-foot administrative building because of its great amenities, retail shopping and restaurants, as well as the potential for a highly educated employee base, affordable housing, highly rated schools, reduced commute times for its workforce that lived predominately in the southern part of the Greater Houston area and lower land costs as compared to other areas of Houston.

To learn more about PEDC’s accomplishments over the past 25 years, visit www.pearlandedc.com/25years.

As we commemorate PEDC’s 25 years of success, today we showcase Cardiovascular Systems, Inc.!Minnesota-based Cardiovascu...
10/30/2020

As we commemorate PEDC’s 25 years of success, today we showcase Cardiovascular Systems, Inc.!

Minnesota-based Cardiovascular Systems, Inc. (CSI), a leading medical device manufacturer of innovative, interventional treatment systems for vascular disease, selected Pearland as the home of its second manufacturing facility in the United States in 2009 after a two-year recruitment process by PEDC. CSI manufactures a minimally invasive medical device that treats peripheral arterial disease and further prevents amputations of the leg.

Through strategic partnerships and resourceful incentives, the PEDC was instrumental in bringing this biotech target to the city. As part of the recruitment package, PEDC acquired the land, constructed the 46,000-square-foot manufacturing facility and leased it back to CSI for a 10-year term. In addition, PEDC also provided incentives for the project and assisted CSI in securing a job creation grant from the Texas Enterprise Fund.

Not only did the recruitment of CSI bring $10 million in capital investment to Pearland, as the first primary employer in Lower Kirby, the recruitment of the CSI facility to Pearland was instrumental in setting the tone for development of the Lower Kirby District, paving the way for many additional employers in the coming years.

To learn more about PEDC’s accomplishments over the past 25 years, visit www.pearlandedc.com/25years.

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3519 Liberty Drive, Suite 350
Pearland, TX
77581

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Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 08:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00

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(281) 997-3000

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