Community and Economic Development
Engaging in local partnerships to keep Texas communities vibrant.
Each of the state’s 24 regional councils are designated as Economic Development Districts by the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration. Working with local, state and federal partners, regional councils create comprehensive economic development plans, conduct research and analysis, and assist with prioritizing and administering important community development grants and loan programs.
Regional councils in Texas develop and implement regional economic development strategies with support from the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA).
In addition, TARC members work with local officials and partners, such as the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA), to plan for the long-term health and sustainable growth of Texas’ rural communities.
Regional councils also work with a variety of other state and federal agency partners, including: