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PEDC 25th Anniversary

In 2020, PEDC is celebrating 25 years of successfully growing the Pearland community. Since its creation in 1995, PEDC has been committed to enhancing the community’s economic vitality through the attraction, retention, and expansion of primary employers, encouraging private investment and working to recruit both small and large employers to diversify the City’s economic base.

To celebrate this milestone anniversary, PEDC has created a 25th anniversary report.

Letter from our Chair

As a leader in Pearland for 25 years, the Pearland Economic Development Corporation is proud to be an integral part of the outstanding community we serve. As the principal economic development organization for our community, PEDC has continually worked to recruit new employers to Pearland and assist local employers with expansion, adding 5,400 jobs, retaining nearly 1,000 and bringing $1 billion in capital investment to our city over our 25-year history.

In addition, many of the infrastructure projects, beautification initiatives and roadway improvements in our community also began with the forethought of the PEDC. From championing strategic and other planning efforts to improving east-west mobility to the construction of the iconic Pearland entryway features along our corridors, PEDC has invested significant time and has contributed nearly $84 million to ensure Pearland affords the quality of life needed to attract residents, jobs and investment.

Having served on the PEDC Board since 2014, I can attest to the fantastic leadership of this organization. On behalf of the Board of Directors, I want to thank Mayor Reid, past and present City Council, PEDC Board members and staff, and the residents of our wonderful community. The PEDC has accomplished many milestones and will continue to create a community of choice for our residents and businesses.

Dr. Hugh Patton
Current Board Chair, Pearland Economic Development Corporation

PEDC Accomplishments

Over the past twenty-five years, PEDC has been instrumental in the growth of the community, its efforts resulting in:

  • Creation of 5,400 jobs
  • Retention of nearly 1,000 jobs
  • Securing $1 billion in private capital investment to Pearland
  • Attracting seven of the top ten businesses with the highest assessed property value in 2019

In addition, many of the infrastructure projects, beautification initiatives and roadway improvements in our community also began with the forethought of the PEDC. From championing strategic and other planning efforts to improving east-west mobility to the construction of the iconic Pearland entryway features along our corridors, PEDC has invested significant time and has contributed nearly $84 million to ensure Pearland affords the quality of life needed to attract residents, jobs and investment.