Ready to grow your local business? PEDC is here to help. Our region is rich with resources for local employers and PEDC works closely with community partners to ensure our local businesses, big and small, are successful.
PEDC recognizes the importance and significant impact that local businesses make in a community and developed a business retention and expansion program that focuses on the needs and interests of existing businesses in the area. PEDC’s BizConnect program, established in conjunction with the Pearland Chamber of Commerce, serves to address issues that businesses face and place emphasis on creating a stable business environment. Our retention program brings expertise to our local employers in areas such as:
- Expansion assistance
- Workforce development
- Tax incentives
- Sites and buildings
- State and local resources
The Business Retention and Expansion team works to establish a relationship with businesses by visiting businesses and sharing available resources, while also addressing any issues or needs our business community might have.
RESOURCES FOR LOCAL BUSINESSES
Pearland Chamber of Commerce
The Pearland Chamber works to serve business and promote growth for Pearland area businesses. The Chamber fulfills its mission by working towards the following goals:
- Promote – Encourage awareness of business, community and chamber
- Educate – Provide access to business, Chamber and community resources
- Advocate – Be the Voice of Business
- Represent – Continue to be a Chamber recognized for excellence
Small Business Development Center
Want to grow your business? The San Jacinto Small Business Development Center (SBDC) can provide information and resources. SBDC offers free, private counseling and low-cost workshops that help entrepreneurs grow their existing businesses and boost productivity and profitability. They can provide guidance on every facet of your business, including applying for loans, writing business plans, creating marketing strategies, developing budgets and much more.
The San Jacinto College Small Business Development Center has office space at The Commerce Center (home of the Pearland Chamber of Commerce).
San Jacinto College Pearland Small Business Development Center
Gary Bucek, Business Advisor
281.485.5214, ext. 16
City of Pearland
The City of Pearland works to support businesses as they venture into the development process. Whether you are a small business owner looking to relocate to Pearland or to build, renovate, or expand a space for your current business; we encourage you to take advantage of the provided resources to navigate this process. Please visit the City’s Development Services page for more information and helpful links in codes, fees, jurisdictions, and other development resources.
If you need guidance on the overall development process or are not sure where to begin, contact the Community Development department at 281.652.1638. In addition, you can visit the department, located in the City Hall annex at 3519 Liberty Drive, Pearland, Texas 77581.
Workforce Solutions – Pearland
Workforce Solutions, an affiliate of the Gulf Coast Workforce Board, assists employers with understanding the local labor market and attracting and retaining talent. With an in-depth understanding of the local labor pool and regional opportunities, Workforce Solutions can provide the resources, intelligence and tools you need to navigate the local market and build your workforce. Services provided include recruiting, screening, testing and training for potential hires., along with industry specific guidance, HR consulting and training opportunities.
Contact information for the Pearland office is below:
5730 W. Broadway Ste 122
Pearland, Texas 77581
Workforce Solutions – Pearland Office
Contact us to learn more about the programs, services and incentives available to existing business in Pearland.