The Pantego Economic Development Corporation (PEDC) and its Board of Directors were established by voters in 1993 to administer a one-half-cent sales tax for the purpose of community and economic development. The PEDC Board is committed to the attraction of new development investment as well as the retention and expansion of existing businesses in the community in order to produce a strong local economy and generate a favorable quality of life.
The PEDC Strategic Plan is a guidepost for budget allocations and other strategies of the Board. In recent years, funds have benefitted local businesses by expanding and upgrading Bicentennial Park to encourage increased foot and vehicle traffic. Currently, the Board is focusing on the Park Row and Pioneer (Spur 303) corridors, further upgrades to Bicentennial, a continuation of the Storefronts in Pantego (SIP) program, and marquee replacements.
The PEDC Board holds regular meetings on the second Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers at Town Hall (1614 S Bowen Road), when there is a case to be heard. Special meetings may be scheduled as necessary. All meetings are open to the public and agendas will be posted online and at Town Hall no later than seventy-two (72) hours before the scheduled start time. Subscribe to the calendar at townofpantego.com/calendar and never miss another meeting or event.
PEDC BOARD OF DIRECTORS
|Tommy Teasdale, Place 1||2021–2023|
|Fred Adair, Place 2||2022–2024|
|Rob Walker, Place 3||2021–2023|
|John Valentine, Place 4||2022–2024|
|Secretary Larissa Peterson, Place 5||2021–2023|
|Vice President Jeff Bran (Mayor Pro Tem), Place 6||2022–2024|
|President Tori Roemmich (Councilmember), Place 7||2021–2023|
|City Manager Joe Ashton serves as Executive Director and staff liaison||Email of 817-617-3705|
|Economic Development Coordinator Cathy S. Allen||Email or 817-994-3802|
|City Secretary Leslie E. Galloway serves as secretary||Email or 817-617-3706|
PEDC Events and Initiatives
Rich with an eclectic mix of small businesses and national retailers, this boutique community employs numerous tools to maintain and build upon the abundant strengths already present. Thinking about opening a business in Pantego? Economic Development Coordinator Cathy S. Allen can offer details about the business community, help you navigate permitting and code, and provide details about current opportunities and incentives. The Town and PEDC are proud members of the Greater Arlington Chamber of Commerce, which coordinates ribbon cuttings, networking events. PEDC events and initiatives include:
“The Town of Pantego is open for your business! Come visit, and you’ll understand why we attract and keep so many small businesses. From global cuisine to state-of-the-art outdoor gear, we’ve got a community ready to support you. Give me a call at 817-994-3802 and let’s get started!”
– CATHY ALLEN, PEDC COORDINATOR