Economic Development Corporation


  • Once a Month (generally the fourth Monday each month)
  • 6:00 p.m. start time
  • City Hall Council Chambers
    907 E. Houston St.
    Cleveland, TX 77327

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
Most Recent Agenda | View All Agendas and Minutes

Financial Reports

Most recent adopted budget is located under Your Government - Finance.

EDC Building Information Request Form

Looking for more information about Cleveland for EDC purposes, fill out the EDC Building Information Request Form. It will provide us with the information you are looking for so that we can get back with you with pertinent data.

About the Board

The Economic Development Corporation is organized exclusively for the purposes of benefiting and accomplishing public purposes for the promotion and development of commercial, industrial and manufacturing enterprises to promote and encourage employment and the public welfare.

Members of the EDC Board are:

  • Kelly Jenkel-Axton
  • Marilyn Clay
  • Robert Reynolds
  • Niki Coats
  • Carolyn McWaters (Treasurer) 
  • Brad Browder (President) 
  • Fred Terrell (Vice President)

Demographic & Psychographic Information for Retail Developers

The intent of the study was to provide a better understanding of the community’s retail sector in order to improve opportunities for existing retailers and to provide a foundation for attracting new retailers and restaurants to Cleveland.

Retail 360 for City of Cleveland - Retail Coach - this link provides an interactive map with retail information.

Article from Bluebonnet News from Mr. Farmer's address at Chamber luncheon - Sept 2019.

Market Analysis of Growth Driven Opportunities & Development Potential

The purpose of the Market Analysis of Growth Driven Opportunities is to assess development potential for the City of Cleveland, Texas. This study combines several primary and secondary research methods used to support the conclusions and recommendations presented throughout. The results of this study should provide the basis for an actionable growth management plan designed to address current and future needs of development in the City of Cleveland. Read a copy of the Market Analysis of Growth Driven Opportunities and Development Potential (PDF) (May 2010).

Cleveland ETJ Study

The City of Cleveland has recognized the need to expand its Extraterritorial Jurisdiction (ETJ) and to plan for other growth and development within the ETJ. The city understands that sound planning is mandatory if it expects to attract new businesses, jobs, and residential development. Accordingly, the Cleveland Economic Development Corporation retained Montgomery & Associates, Inc. in June 2009 to perform an ETJ planning study. Read a copy of the Cleveland ETJ Study (PDF).

Cleveland Development Guide (under construction for updates)

The Cleveland Development Guide (PDF) was created in an effort to clarify city procedures and guide local landowners, developers, architects, engineers, and other interested parties through the development process in the City of Cleveland. In the 2009 ETJ study provided by the Cleveland Economic Development Corporation (EDC), it was indicated that a clearer understanding of processes and a more streamlined process for future development is necessary to encourage further growth. Numerous ordinances, processes, legal requirements, and policies can create a lengthy and confusing process for development. This guide will provide transparency and a greater understanding into the development processes in the City of Cleveland.