About The Corporation
Henderson Economic Development Corporation (HEDCO) is a Texas non-profit Type B Economic Development Corporation, managed by a seven-member Board of Directors whose members are appointed by, and serve at the pleasure of the Henderson City Council. The everyday oversight is the responsibility of the Executive Director, Director of Marketing & Business Development and Administrative Assistant.
HEDCO was established in January 1992 as a Type A Economic Development Corporation but the voters approved to switch from a Type A to a Type B Economic Development Corporation in 2021. It is also an IRS 501c6 Non-Profit Organization.
Strategic Goals of HEDCO
To encourage support and financially assist in the retention and expansion of existing Henderson businesses and industries.
To attract the locating of new manufacturing companies and industries to Henderson with available sites and buildings, financial incentives, available and technically skilled workforce, and other support services.
To encourage, support, and financially assist in the diversification of the economy, particularly manufacturing and industry.
Quality of Life
To assist with activities which contribute to the overall quality of life in Henderson.
To work closely with Rusk County Rural Rail District and Blacklands Railroad in promoting rail service.