ALLEN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION

Our business is growing businesses.

Our Mission

The Allen Economic Development Corporation is funded through a a citywide half-cent sales tax and charged with facilitating company relocations and assisting the expansion of existing businesses, which creates jobs and generates additional tax revenue to the community.  

Our Staff

We bring over 45 years of economic development experience to help your business grow.

Meet The Team

Our Board

We’re guided by a group of dedicated community leaders.

Meet Our Board

Real Impacts

Our efforts have had measurable impacts assisting the city’s growth and lowering the tax burden on our citizens and businesses.

$40.98 billion

brought into the regional economy

36,092 jobs

created in the region

18,062 jobs

directly created

$2.3 billion

property tax base created

35% decrease

in the city’s property tax rate since 1992

$2.4 billion

in tax revenues generated

Source: 2019 Study by Insight Research Corporation, a nationally recognized third-party analytics firm

Trophy Case

Since our creation by voters in 1992, we’ve been consistently recognized on the national stage as a model economic development organization.

2020

Gold - Creative Financing

International Economic Development Corporation

Creative Financing for One Bethany/Watters Creek District

2019

Community Economic Development Award (CEDA)

Texas Economic Development Council

Population: 100,001 – 250,000

2019

Community Economic Development Award (CEDA)

Texas Economic Development Council

Innovativeness

2018

2018

2018

Best Real Estate Deal

Dallas Business Journal
Hospitality Category

Delta Hotels by Marriott & Watters Creek Convention Center

2018

Best Real Estate Deal

Corenet North Texas
Top Deals and Projects

Delta Hotels by Marriott & Watters Creek Convention Center

2016

Gold - General Purpose Website

International Economic Development Council

2016

Gold - Special Purpose Print Brochure

International Economic Development Council

2016

Bronze - General Purpose Print Brochure

International Economic Development Council

2015

Economic Excellence Recognition

Texas EDC

2013

Economic Excellence Recognition

Texas EDC

2011

Economic Excellence Recognition

Texas EDC

2011

Best Real Estate Deals

Dallas Business Journal

2010

Best Real Estate Deals

Dallas Business Journals

2010

Economic Excellence Recognition

Texas EDC

2009

Economic Excellence Recognition

Texas EDC

2008

Economic Excellence Recognition

Texas EDC

1998

Best Real Estate Deals

Dallas Business Journal

1997

Best Real Estate Deals

Dallas Business Journal