The Woodlands Area Economic Development Partnership Honors Elected Officials

By: Ashley Byers
| Published 03/09/2020


The Woodlands, TX-- The Woodlands Area Economic Development Partnership (EDP) recently held its 22nd annual Elected Officials Reception at The Westin at The Woodlands on March 4th. Elected officials at the federal, state, and local levels were in attendance at the reception, as well as over 150 partners and guests.

For over two decades, the EDP has hosted a reception honoring elected officials at the local, county, state and federal levels. 'Our elected officials have continuously dedicated themselves to enhancing our community, supporting our local businesses, as well as encouraging new companies to locate to our area. This event provides us an excellent opportunity to simply say thank you to our elected officials for their dedication and sacrifice.' said Gil Staley, Chief Executive Officer.

A special thank you to the Platinum Level Sponsors: Blue Cross Blue Shield, Entergy Texas, Gallagher Benefit Services - a division of Arthur J. Gallagher, Petroleum Wholesale, The Howard Hughes Corporation®, The Westin at The Woodlands, The Woodlands Township and Westwood Magnolia Parkway Improvement District who make hosting this reception a success.

Partners in attendance were A Strong CPA, Amegy Bank., Avion Wealth, BB&T now Truist Bank, Caldwell Companies, Calvetti Ferguson, CHI St. Luke's Health, City of Oak Ridge North, City of Shenandoah, Consolidated Communications, Corporate Incentives, Entergy Texas, First Financial Bank, Frost Bank, Gallagher Benefit Services division of Arthur J. Gallagher, Harman Wealth Management, Houston Advanced Research Center, Jones Walker, Linscomb & Williams, Lone Star College System, Matrix Technologies - Aqua Auto Wash Detail and Lube Center, MD Anderson Cancer Center The Woodlands, Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Medical Center, Nexeo Plastics, Petroleum Wholesale, Plains Capital Bank, Repsol, Rice Business Executive Education, Richmond Realty - RE/MAX The Woodlands & Spring, Riddle & Butts, LLP, The Blair Law Firm, The Howard Hughes Corporation®, The Strong Firm, The Westin at The Woodlands. The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce, The Woodlands Christian Academy, The Woodlands Township, United Way of Greater Houston, Waterway Wealth Management, Webber, Westwood Magnolia Parkway Improvement District, Woodforest National Bank and Wright's Printing.

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The Woodlands Area Economic Development Partnership (EDP) is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the economic development of The Woodlands Area through the support of existing businesses and the recruitment of new businesses that can bring job opportunities and capital investment to the area.

The EDP is a public/private partnership with 96 funding partners active in the organization. For further information on the EDP, log on to: or call 281 363-8130.

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