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About Us

Pearland’s leadership is focused on creating opportunities. Through the Pearland Economic Development Corporation (PEDC), you have a partner in launching, expanding or relocating your business.  The PEDC acts as a catalyst to encourage private investment that diversifies the city’s economic base and preserves our cherished quality of life.

Established in 1995 by the voters of the City of the Pearland, PEDC is the lead economic development group for this thriving, business-friendly community. PEDC focuses on:

  • Business attraction, retention and marketing
  • Transportation, mobility and infrastructure
  • Corridors and beautification
  • Lower Kirby District: a 1,200-acre mixed-use development in northwest Pearland, fronting South Beltway 8 and State Highway 288

In 2018, PEDC assisted numerous current and prospective Pearland companies around the world with relocations, expansions or development services, resulting in over $178 million in capital investment for the community.

PEDC Mission Statement

PEDC is committed to enhancing our community’s economic vitality through the attraction, retention and expansion of primary employers. PEDC works to ensure our business climate and built environment strongly support these efforts by focusing on aesthetics, infrastructure, quality of life, image, workforce and quality development and redevelopment of key Pearland districts and corridors.

PEDC is a non-profit Type B Corporation under the Texas Development Corporation Act and is primarily funded by a half-cent sales tax in the City of Pearland. The seven-member Board of Directors is appointed by and serves at the pleasure of the Pearland City Council for two-year terms.