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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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! 🥧🍂

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

The EDP team had a blast at Emergent VR Encounter yesterday. Gil flew a helicopter, Holly visited Paris, Ashley toured t...
11/06/2020

The EDP team had a blast at Emergent VR Encounter yesterday. Gil flew a helicopter, Holly visited Paris, Ashley toured the sunken Titanic and Mariana scuba dived in the deep blue, plus many more adventures. Highly recommended!

Emergent VR Encounter is a high-tech virtual reality gaming lounge located in The Woodlands, Texas, offering a wide range of VR encounters with packages to suit individuals, groups, parties and corporate team outings with craft beer and wine onsite.

#TeamBuilding #VirtualReality #Gaming

The Woodlands, Texas’ business sectors are well diversified. There are 80 major employers in 10 different industries. Am...
11/04/2020
Houston Business Journal

The Woodlands, Texas’ business sectors are well diversified. There are 80 major employers in 10 different industries. Among the top 10 employers are #healthcare, #energy and #education. Read more in our #nationalcampaign here: https://lnkd.in/e_U3SAm

#relocatehere #expandhere #TheWoodlands #Texas #HoustonBusinessJournal #economicdevelopment #marketing

There are 80 major employers in 10 different industries in The Woodlands, Texas. (Sponsored Content) https://bit.ly/35S1F2H

Here is another featured article in our #nationalcampaign with the Houston Business Journal. #TheWoodlands is proud that...
11/03/2020
Houston Business Journal

Here is another featured article in our #nationalcampaign with the Houston Business Journal. #TheWoodlands is proud that 62.4% of our workforce has a bachelor's degree or higher. #Relocate to a community that offers a lifetime of education from preschool through primary, secondary, college and graduate study.

Education represents 17.8% of The Woodlands major employers, representing over 6,800 jobs. (Sponsored Content) https://bit.ly/3mCEobB

The EDP is proud to partner with Houston Business Journal for a national campaign hitting 6 markets to include #Houston,...
11/02/2020
Houston Business Journal

The EDP is proud to partner with Houston Business Journal for a national campaign hitting 6 markets to include #Houston, #SanFrancisco, #Seattle, #LosAngeles, #Chicago and #NewYorkCity, now through early 2021. Check out one of our articles in the link below.

#economicdevelopment #relocatehere #expandhere #plantyourcompanyinTheWoods #TheWoodlands #Texas

Texas prides itself on its business-friendly tax structure. The state has no personal or corporate income tax. (Sponsored Content) https://bit.ly/37VGi2V

Happy EDP Anniversary to our EDP Partners celebrating this month. Thank you for all that you do to promote economic deve...
11/02/2020

Happy EDP Anniversary to our EDP Partners celebrating this month. Thank you for all that you do to promote economic development for our area!

D.E. Harvey Builders - 9 Years
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center - 9 Years
Waste Connections - 8 Years
Waterway Wealth Management - 3 Years

#economicdevelopment #partners #strongertogether

10/27/2020
EDP Business Testimonial from Mark Lashier, President & CEO, Chevron Phillips Chemical Company

As the leader in economic development for The Woodlands Area since 1997, The EDP promotes our community as a premier business destination attracting top-tier companies from around the nation and the world. But don’t just take our word for it. Hear from one of our major employers, Mark Lashier, President & CEO of Chevron Phillips Chemical, as he shares why they call The Woodlands home.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kps5bedCGsY&feature=youtu.be

#relocatehere #expandhere #growhere #economicdevelopment #majoremployer #thewoodlands #texas

The Woodlands, Texas is a premier business destination attracting top-tier companies from around the nation and the world. But don’t just take our word for i...

The EDP was created over 23 years ago as an extension of The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce. We are #ChamberProud. T...
10/21/2020

The EDP was created over 23 years ago as an extension of The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce. We are #ChamberProud. Thank you for all that you do for our community.

Today is National Support Your Local Chamber of Commerce Day! Local chambers are vital to our state’s economy, thank a chamber today! #ChamberProud

The EDP team celebrated National Boss's Day this week honoring Gil Staley, CEO and Holly Gruy, COO. Happy Boss's Day to ...
10/16/2020

The EDP team celebrated National Boss's Day this week honoring Gil Staley, CEO and Holly Gruy, COO. Happy Boss's Day to all of the amazing leaders in our community today!

#economicdevelopment #leaders #thewoodlands #texas #relocatehere #expandhere #growhere

ICYMI: EDP in the news. The 2020-2021 EDP Board of Directors and Partners gathered safely on October 8th to honor the 20...
10/13/2020
The Woodlands Area Economic Development Partnership Announces New Officers & Board of Directors

ICYMI: EDP in the news.

The 2020-2021 EDP Board of Directors and Partners gathered safely on October 8th to honor the 2019-2020 Chairman of the Board, Ron Roberson of Caldwell Companies and welcome the Board Officers & Directors whose term began on September 1st.

https://www.woodlandsonline.com/npps/story.cfm?nppage=68102

The Woodlands Area Economic Development Partnership (EDP) held its Partner Celebration on Thursday, October 8, 2020 at The Club at Carlton Woods

The EDP held its Partner Celebration this afternoon honoring our 2019-2020 Chairman of the Board, Mr. Ron Roberson & off...
10/09/2020

The EDP held its Partner Celebration this afternoon honoring our 2019-2020 Chairman of the Board, Mr. Ron Roberson & officially welcoming the 2020-2021 Board Officers & Directors.

Thank you to The Club at Carlton Woods for hosting us tonight & providing a safe environment and everyone for coming.

Help us wish Ashley Byers, Manager of Marketing & Outreach an awesome #Milestone Birthday today!!!#sheapprovedthismessag...
10/04/2020

Help us wish Ashley Byers, Manager of Marketing & Outreach an awesome #Milestone Birthday today!!!

#sheapprovedthismessage #happybirthday #celebrate

Happy October 1st and Happy EDP Anniversary to several of our EDP Partners this month! Thank you for your continued supp...
10/01/2020

Happy October 1st and Happy EDP Anniversary to several of our EDP Partners this month! Thank you for your continued support to create jobs, recruit, retain and expand businesses to our area.

Alight Solutions - 23 Years, Founding Partner
City of Shenandoah - 23 Years, Founding Partner
Oak Ridge North, TX - 23 Years, Founding Partner
Calvetti Ferguson - 8 Years
Zenith Real Estate - 7 Years
Frost - 6 Years
First American Title - The Woodlands - 6 Years
Matrix Technologies/Aqua Auto Wash Detail & Lube Center - 3 Years
BBVA - 3 Years
Webber, LLC - 3 Years

#HappyAnniversary #StrongerTogether #PartnerSpotlight

These last two days Leadership Montgomery County - Texas welcomed the Class of 2021 at their Virtual Retreat! This year'...
09/25/2020

These last two days Leadership Montgomery County - Texas welcomed the Class of 2021 at their Virtual Retreat! This year's program includes several of our EDP Partners and one of our very own, Mariana Almanza-Cook, Director of Business Retention & Expansion. We can’t wait to see this class in action!

#lmctx #leaders #montgomerycountytexas

The EDP #StrongerTogether Campaign continues highlighting everyone who works in the Education sector. Education is the t...
09/25/2020

The EDP #StrongerTogether Campaign continues highlighting everyone who works in the Education sector. Education is the third leading industry in The Woodlands representing over 6,800 jobs. From Teachers, to Bus Drivers, to cafeteria Chefs, you all are appreciated for what you do to enhance the lives of our future generations, not just during a pandemic but year round.

A special thank you to our EDP Partners & Major Employers in the Education sector that play a crucial part in making our community thrive.

Lone Star College
Rice Business - Jones Graduate School of Business
Sam Houston State University
Stephen F. Austin State University
The John Cooper School
The Woodlands Christian Academy

Conroe Independent School District
Lone Star College-Montgomery
Tomball ISD
The Woodlands Methodist School
Young Learners Group
Legacy Preparatory Christian Academy

Read more here Community Impact The Woodlands: https://lnkd.in/ePyAy78

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