The Woodlands Area Economic Development Partnership

The Woodlands Area Economic Development Partnership Who we are
A resource to, and advocate for employers

What we do
Facilitate access to information and influence

Why we exist
To promote job growth and economic vitality in The Woodlands Area
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Congratulations to EDP Gold Partner Wildcat PPE/Wildcat Corporate and EDP Board of Director John Houston, President and ...
02/04/2021

Congratulations to EDP Gold Partner Wildcat PPE/Wildcat Corporate and EDP Board of Director John Houston, President and CEO. We are proud to have Wildcat PPE in our community. Thank you for making a difference and leading the way in the healthcare industry.

A 510(k) is a premarket submission made to the FDA to demonstrate that the device to be marketed is as safe and effective, that is, substantially equivalent, to a legally marketed device. Wildcat is the first 100% American made medical gown manufacturer to achieve this monumental goal.

#AmericanMade #SoWoodlands #EconomicDevelopment #StrongerTogether #Healthcare #Leader

Wildcat PPE is proud to announce the 510(k) clearance of our 100% American made surgical Isolation gown. Wildcat is the first 100% American made medical gown manufacturer to achieve this monumental goal.

With each new month, the EDP recognizes our members who year after year support our mission to #recruit #retain #expand ...
02/01/2021

With each new month, the EDP recognizes our members who year after year support our mission to #recruit #retain #expand businesses and #createjobs for our community. Happy EDP Anniversary to the following partners and thank you for supporting economic development for The Woodlands Area.

#StrongerTogether #MemberSpotlight #EconomicDevelopment #SoWoodlands

16 years ago today Gil Staley began his career at the EDP and for over 11 years has served as the Chief Executive Office...
02/01/2021

16 years ago today Gil Staley began his career at the EDP and for over 11 years has served as the Chief Executive Officer. Please help us wish him a happy work anniversary & thank him for his dedication and service. The EDP and The Woodlands Area business community would not be the same without his leadership.

#HappyAnniversary #CEO #EmployeeSpotlight #Leader #EconomicDevelopment

Congratulations to the 2021 Interfaith Young Professionals Board of Directors to include Ashley Byers, EDP Manager of Ma...
01/27/2021

Congratulations to the 2021 Interfaith Young Professionals Board of Directors to include Ashley Byers, EDP Manager of Marketing & Outreach who will serve as Immediate Past President. We look forward to seeing the great things that IYP accomplishes this year.
https://woodlandsinterfaith.org/iyp/

The 2021 Interfaith Young Professionals' Board of Directors will be announced at the IYP virtual social tonight. Earlier this month, the new board met to plan and strategize for a great year in IYP!

Ian Ramirez, President
Will Warren, Vice President
Brittany Brewer, Secretary
Terri Arora, Membership Chair
Ciana Cortez, Events Chair
Ashley Byers, Immediate Past President

Interfaith of The Woodlands looks forward to their leadership this year as IYP continues to educate, motivate, and cultivate the next generation of volunteers!

#WoodlandsIYP #GetPluggedIn

Please help us welcome our newest Gold Partner and Board of Director, John Houston, President & CEO of Wildcat PPE LLC. ...
01/18/2021

Please help us welcome our newest Gold Partner and Board of Director, John Houston, President & CEO of Wildcat PPE LLC. Wildcat PPE is a leader in design, development, and manufacturing of disposable personal protection equipment supporting our nation’s healthcare professionals and first responders.

Wildcat PPE currently represents over 2,250 jobs making them the 4th largest major employer in The Woodlands Area. The EDP is proud to have them in our community and on our Board of Directors.

To learn more visit: https://wildcatppe.com/ Wildcat Corporate

#NewMember #Spotlight #EconomicDevelopment #StrongerTogether

Help us welcome our newest EDP Partner, Ellard Insurance & Risk Management represented by Travis Ellard, President. With...
01/15/2021

Help us welcome our newest EDP Partner, Ellard Insurance & Risk Management represented by Travis Ellard, President. With decades of experience in the greater Houston area, Ellard Insurance protects the legacy of businesses in every industry by providing commercial insurance and risk management solutions.
https://www.ellardinsurance.com/

We survived the first week of 2021 and decided to have a team zoom dance party. Shown here: our fearless leader showing ...
01/08/2021

We survived the first week of 2021 and decided to have a team zoom dance party. Shown here: our fearless leader showing us how to #floss. TGIF!!!

#CoolCEO #Teamwork #Happy2021

Congratulations to EDP Board of Director, Melissa Young, Owner & CEO of Corporate Incentives as well as the City of Oak ...
01/07/2021

Congratulations to EDP Board of Director, Melissa Young, Owner & CEO of Corporate Incentives as well as the City of Oak Ridge North, TX. A double win!

#economicdevelopment #expansion #congrats

The next chapter!!

Today marks Mariana Almanza-Cook's one year work anniversary as the Director of Business Retention and Expansion. Marian...
01/06/2021

Today marks Mariana Almanza-Cook's one year work anniversary as the Director of Business Retention and Expansion. Mariana received her one year lapel pin in appreciation for her hard work this year. Help us wish her a congratulations and happy anniversary!

#StaffAppreciation #EconomicDevelopment #WorkAnniversary

More reasons to #celebrate! Happy EDP Anniversary to several of our Partners this month. Thank you for believing in the ...
01/01/2021

More reasons to #celebrate! Happy EDP Anniversary to several of our Partners this month. Thank you for believing in the importance of #economicdevelopment year after year. We look forward to a successful 2021 with your support.

#PartnerSpotlight #StrongerTogether #Anniversary

Happy New Year from your EDP Team! May 2021 shower our community with prosperity and good health. No matter what lies ah...
01/01/2021

Happy New Year from your EDP Team! May 2021 shower our community with prosperity and good health. No matter what lies ahead, we know that we are #StrongerTogether. Here's to new beginnings.

Please note that our office is closed today. We will return on Monday, January 4th.

#2021 #TGIF #WeMadeIt

Help us wish a very Happy Birthday to Mariana Almanza-Cook, Director of Business Retention & Expansion!!! We hope your d...
12/30/2020

Help us wish a very Happy Birthday to Mariana Almanza-Cook, Director of Business Retention & Expansion!!! We hope your day is as great as you are!

#celebrate #birthday #cheeers

Gil Staley, EDP CEO had the honor to attend a bridge dedication this morning renaming the Waterway Avenue Bridge to the ...
12/28/2020

Gil Staley, EDP CEO had the honor to attend a bridge dedication this morning renaming the Waterway Avenue Bridge to the Alex Sutton Family Bridge. A wonderful tribute to honor Alex Sutton, a long-time resident and leader in our community.

Thank you to our friends at PNC for the goodies delivered to our office. We appreciate you! 🧡
12/28/2020

Thank you to our friends at PNC for the goodies delivered to our office. We appreciate you! 🧡

Thank you to Governor Greg Abbott, the First Lady Cecilia, Audrey, Pancake and Peaches for the special ornament. We espe...
12/23/2020

Thank you to Governor Greg Abbott, the First Lady Cecilia, Audrey, Pancake and Peaches for the special ornament. We especially love the blue star giving tribute frontline and healthcare workers. The EDP is proud to support the Office of the Governor Greg Abbott and Texas Economic Development Corporation.

#MerryChristmas #StrongerTogether

The EDP Team wishes you and your families a safe and Merry Christmas and a very healthy New Year! Please note that our o...
12/23/2020

The EDP Team wishes you and your families a safe and Merry Christmas and a very healthy New Year!

Please note that our office will be closed Thursday - Friday, December 24 & 25th.

The EDP Team was excited to be there to surprise Ashley Byers, EDP Manager of Marketing & Outreach and acknowledge her f...
12/22/2020

The EDP Team was excited to be there to surprise Ashley Byers, EDP Manager of Marketing & Outreach and acknowledge her for her service as Interfaith Young Professionals Board President this year. We are proud of all that you have accomplished to support Interfaith of The Woodlands! #Congrats

We surprised outgoing IYP Board President, Ashley Byers, this afternoon with an outdoor reception.

We value and respect her exceptional dedication, leadership and are truly grateful for her contribution that has led to the continued success of IYP.

Thank you Ashley!

#WoodlandsIYP

A special thank you to The Howard Hughes Corporation for the thoughtful delivery. We appreciate partners like you!
12/21/2020

A special thank you to The Howard Hughes Corporation for the thoughtful delivery. We appreciate partners like you!

The EDP Team visited Wildcat PPE’s facility located in The Woodlands Trade Center on Tuesday and had the unique opportun...
12/11/2020

The EDP Team visited Wildcat PPE’s facility located in The Woodlands Trade Center on Tuesday and had the unique opportunity for a private tour.

Wildcat PPE is a leader in design, development, and manufacturing of disposable personal protection equipment supporting our nation’s healthcare professionals and first responders. With over 2,250 jobs they represent the 4th largest major employer in The Woodlands Area.

“We welcome Wildcat PPE to our esteem list of major employers. They play a critical role in providing much needed jobs during an economic downturn for our area residents. We look forward to their continued success in our community” said Gil Staley, EDP Chief Executive Officer.

Click here to read the official press release: https://lnkd.in/eF4iMug

#ICYMI EDP in the News // Headline: Despite its own challenges, The Woodlands remains a bright spot in an otherwise frus...
12/10/2020
State of Commercial Real Estate: Real estate experts discuss challenges, opportunities in The Woodlands - Houston Business Journal

#ICYMI EDP in the News // Headline: Despite its own challenges, The Woodlands remains a bright spot in an otherwise frustrating economy.

“As far as economic development goes, it’s actually quite positive right now,” Staley said. “We have companies that are contacting us about relocating here. You see that across the various sectors we go after. The optimism remains strong regarding what The Woodlands has to offer.”

#economicdevelopment #thewoodlands #texas #relocatehere #expandhere #thrivehere

Source: Houston Business Journal

https://www.bizjournals.com/houston/news/2020/12/04/real-estate-experts-opportunities-the-woodlands.html

There’s no question that Covid-19 has brought its fair share of challenges to Houston. The Woodlands, however, has been a relative bright spot in an otherwise frustrating market.

Thank you Wright Business Technologies, Inc. for the special delivery today! Perfect timing for our afternoon snack & co...
12/08/2020

Thank you Wright Business Technologies, Inc. for the special delivery today! Perfect timing for our afternoon snack & coffee in between meetings! We appreciate you!

The EDP team kicked off the holiday season today with a shopping trip to The Brookwood Community Holiday Store in Hughes...
12/01/2020

The EDP team kicked off the holiday season today with a shopping trip to The Brookwood Community Holiday Store in Hughes Landing. It was good to see some of our partners also in the holiday spirit, Bret Strong, EDP Board of Director, The Strong Firm P.C., Jim Carman, The Howard Hughes Corporation and Beverly Haak, Wrights Printing.

In case you haven’t visited yet, the store is located at 2025 Hughes Landing Blvd. Suite 900, adjacent to Whole Foods and is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 AM - 5 PM through December 23. Shop a variety of Citizen handcrafted items, holiday gifts, food products, jewelry, Brookwood Bubbles and much more!

https://www.brookwoodcommunity.org

Happy December 1st and Happy Anniversary to several of our EDP Partners celebrating this month! Thank you for your conti...
12/01/2020

Happy December 1st and Happy Anniversary to several of our EDP Partners celebrating this month! Thank you for your continued support to the EDP and the growth of our community.

Winstead PC - Attorneys - 20 years
Caldwell Companies - 8 years
BB&T now Truist - 7 years
The Blair Law Firm - 7 years
Haynie & Company - The Woodlands - 5 Years
The Woodlands Christian Academy - 4 years

#economicdevelopment #partners #allies #strongertogether

Every year the EDP team chooses a local charity to give back to, instead of doing a staff gift exchange. This year we ar...
11/30/2020

Every year the EDP team chooses a local charity to give back to, instead of doing a staff gift exchange. This year we are happy to support Interfaith Young Professionals and our very own Ashley Byers, IYP Board President.

IYP will be collecting toys for Interfaith of The Woodlands Holiday GIVING program this Wednesday, December 2nd from 4-7 PM at Torchy’s Tacos in Cochran’s Crossing. Stop by with a toy, gift card or food donations & enjoy a taco or two. 15% of all food & beverage purchases will go back to Interfaith! 🎄🎁🌮

#EDPgivesback #tistheseason #strongertogether

Happy #ShopSmall Saturday! #LoveLocal by supporting small businesses in store, online, by takeout or delivery. If you’re...
11/28/2020

Happy #ShopSmall Saturday! #LoveLocal by supporting small businesses in store, online, by takeout or delivery. If you’re a #smallbiz comment below with your website ⬇️

#SmallBusinessSaturday #SoWoodlands #EconomicDevelopment #StrongerTogether

On behalf of the EDP team we wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving! We are thankful every single day for our amazing member...
11/25/2020

On behalf of the EDP team we wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving! We are thankful every single day for our amazing members and business community that make The Woodlands thrive. Please note that our office will be closed on Thursday, November 26th and Friday, November 27th.

A special thank you to Sharon Sellers with Sellers Benefits Services for the special delivery of goodies this week! We a...
11/24/2020

A special thank you to Sharon Sellers with Sellers Benefits Services
for the special delivery of goodies this week! We are ready to kick off the holidays!!!

Help us wish a Happy Birthday to our CEO, Gil Staley today! We hope you are on the golf course somewhere right about now...
11/21/2020

Help us wish a Happy Birthday to our CEO, Gil Staley today! We hope you are on the golf course somewhere right about now! May this year bring you lots of holes in one!

#BirthdayWish #Celebrate

The EDP team visited Whiskey Cake Woodlands today in Oak Ridge North. This one of a kind restaurant serves tasty farm-to...
11/20/2020

The EDP team visited Whiskey Cake Woodlands today in Oak Ridge North. This one of a kind restaurant serves tasty farm-to-kitchen dishes & cocktails out of their from-scratch-only kitchen and bar. They have their famous whiskey cake and other pies available to purchase to go, just in time for Thanksgiving!

To learn more visit: https://www.whiskeycake.com/locations/woodlands-tx/

#SoWoodlands #FoodieFriday #TGIF

A special thank you to Haley Garcia, EDP Board of Director of The Haley Garcia Group for the special delivery! We are th...
11/20/2020

A special thank you to Haley Garcia, EDP Board of Director of The Haley Garcia Group for the special delivery! We are thankful for you! 🥧🍂

#ICYMI: Thank you to The Woodlands Township Chairman, Mr. Gordy Bunch for presenting virtually to our EDP Board of Direc...
11/16/2020
EDP Virtual Event | State of The Woodlands Township

#ICYMI: Thank you to The Woodlands Township Chairman, Mr. Gordy Bunch for presenting virtually to our EDP Board of Directors, Partners and Guests last week. Watch the video here: https://lnkd.in/eDYb-dV

"Chairman Bunch presented the State of the Township, which highlighted the services provided by the Township along with an overview of programs and amenities for residents and visitors, updates on the local economy and Township finances along with projections for the future. The presentation shared the challenges and the triumphs of a year that has been largely focused on the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic." (excerpt from the official press release)

Click here to read the full official press release by The Woodlands Township: https://lnkd.in/eaMsMiE

The EDP hosted a State of The Woodlands Township virtual event presented by Township Chairman of the Board, Gordy Bunch on Thursday, November 12, 2020.As the...

EDP staff Gil Staley, Ashley Byers , Mariana Almanza-Cook & Ashley White of Visit The Woodlands enjoyed attending the so...
11/13/2020

EDP staff Gil Staley, Ashley Byers , Mariana Almanza-Cook & Ashley White of Visit The Woodlands enjoyed attending the soft opening of Hearsay on the Waterway today. Hearsay has chic antique vibe with eclectic cuisine & craft cocktails. Opening to the public on Tuesday! www.hearsayonthewaterway.com

#sowoodlands #qualityoflife #foodie

Today we honor all who have served. Happy Veterans Day!#ThankYou #StrongerTogether
11/11/2020

Today we honor all who have served. Happy Veterans Day!

#ThankYou #StrongerTogether

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