KEDC Mission:

Importing money through S.M.A.R.T. Economic Development.

S.M.A.R.T. (Specific, Measurable, Relevant, Time-bound)

Allow us to introduce to you Kerrville, a city of 25,000, which is a stone’s throw away from the burgeoning growth of the Austin-San Antonio economic corridor, also referred to as the ‘The Next Great American Metropolis’ by Forbes Magazine. The metropolis the magazine is referring to is the 73-mile stretch between San Antonio and Austin, a region of 4.5 million, where Kerrville and the Hill Country is the bookend to this corridor. Kerrville is positioned as a destination for strategic economic growth and a must-visit destination for companies, investors and entrepreneurs who are seeking a location for expansion and seeing their business thrive.

Please link to our Business Resource Tool-Kit  for the latest information on Local, State, and National Business Resources.


Open remarks will be made by Governor Greg Abbott.

As we move into recovery and resiliency phase, KEDC is proud to continue to offer resources to our community through vital partnerships, such as the Office of the Governor.  We are excited to be able to pass along the latest opportunity to receive crucial information from panelists such as executives from eBayFacebookWorkforce Solutions and the Small Business Development Center (SBDC). Also joining the webinar will be Aaron Demerson, Commissioner Representing Employers at the Texas Workforce Commission. The COVID-19 crisis has served to emphasize just how critical it is for all businesses to have a strong online presence. This webinar, hosted by the Office of the Governor, will help businesses to better understand how to optimize platforms like Facebook and eBay. Their Workforce Solutions expert in business resiliency will advise attendees on resources available to help businesses to become more resilient. SBDCs are expanding to meet the needs of small businesses and will be sharing this new resource information. There will also be a live Q&A session as part of the event.

Join the Office of the Governor as the experienced panel answers key questions and offers advice on topics such as:

  • Enhancing online presence and communications
  • Building e-commerce into your business model
  • Business resiliency
  • Resources available to plan for changing economic circumstances
  • Workforce-related topics including hiring and unemployment

This webinar is held in partnership with the Texas Workforce Commission.

For the 14th Consective Year, Texas was named the
#1 Best State to do Business by Chief Executive Magazine

Kerrville has a growing population of 22,000 and
serves several surrounding rural communities

Wall Street Journal described Kerrville as
"one of the wealthiest small towns in America."

Precinct 2 Prosperity Program

Our mission is to pass legislation that will legalize the sale of all alcoholic beverages, including mixed beverages in Precinct 2 with a vision to bring increased economic opportunities to our region.

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Governor's Small Business Webinar Series:
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with Governor Greg Abbott Thursday, June 4, 2020, 10:30 am – 11:30 am

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The Hill Country 40 Under 40 Nomination Deadline has been extended to July 15. Please take some time nominate an innovator, leader and entrepreneur in our Hill Country Community. NOW IS THE TIME! ...

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This is a wonderful grant opportunity open to women in our area who are Chefs, Farmers, Beverage Makers, Artisan Producers or who run a culinary-related Non-Profit for Innovation and Community Giveback. Application deadline is June 30, 2020.

All grant questions should be directed to San Antonio Chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier.

The San Antonio Chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier is pleased to announce it is accepting applications for the 2020-2021 Aspirations Grant Program. The purpose of the Aspirations Grant is to empower and further a woman’s enhancement or culinary innovation, as well as provide a return of knowledge or give back to the community. The grants will range from $2,500 to $10,000.

Grant eligibility is limited to women in the areas of food, beverage, agriculture, hospitality, or arts of the table who reside in San Antonio, the Texas Hill Country, or South Texas. The woman must have been in business for at least one year and be a U.S. citizen. Complete application information and guidelines can be found on the home page of

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