Strategizing for Regional Growth
The Community & Economic Development Program (CED) at the Texoma Council of Governments administers several grant-funded programs that address development in the Texoma region.
This includes serving as the Economic Development District for Texoma (EDD) , a designation awarded by the U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration, working to engage the region in comprehensive economic development planning to strategize for growth in our area.
CED staff also serve as the support staff for the Texoma Regional Review Committee that sets the scoring criteria for “non-entitlement” communities seeking Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds for projects in their community.
Research, Collaboration, and Community Engagement
The Texoma Council of Governments (TCOG) Community & Economic Development Program is designated as the regional Economic Development District working under the authority of the Economic Development Administration (EDA) and with guidance from local stakeholders in community and economic development.
The function of the District, and the TCOG Community and Economic Development Program, is to assist distressed communities in achieving long-term competitive development in economic and community development through investments in human and natural resources, with the ultimate goal improvement of quality of life. The Texoma Economic Development District seeks to achieve this goal by utilizing a cadre of resources from within the Texoma Council of Governments and from private and public partners from throughout the surrounding area.
The Texoma region is located in north central Texas south of Lake Texoma and the Red River that borders the states of Oklahoma and Texas which includes Cooke, Fannin, & Grayson counties.