REGIONAL TOURISM AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy 2011
Crescent Regional Planning Commission (GCRPC) coordinates with a diverse calling
of professionals, organizations, and businesses in order to assist its seven
counties and their prospective cities and communities in reaching and expanding
their economic goals through
tourism, planning, and development.
was designated as an Economic Development District in March of 1995.
The status as an Economic Development District affords the members of
GCRPC an edge in utilizing Federal and State programs.
order to maintain this status, Golden Crescent is invited annually to apply for
funding through a grant with the United States Department of Commerce Economic
Development Administration. This
grant is matched with Planning Commission funds to cover the budget of the
Economic Development Department and contribute to the budgets of various other
catalyst for GCRPC's Economic Development District status began through its
participation in an Overall Economic Development Program (OEDP) which produced a
resource currently referred to as a Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy
(CEDS). The CEDS is a detailed document that gives economic
information, statistics, and growth plans for the region as a whole and by
county. As a requirement of the
Planning Commission's contract with the Department of Commerce, the CEDS is to
be updated, maintained, and implemented by the funded staff and Golden Crescent
Regional Planning Commission's Board of Directors.
Economic Development Program also is a support staff for the Board of
Director’s appointed Regional Tourism and Economic Development Advisory
Committee (RTEDAC). Realizing that
tourism is a great asset to the economy, this committee was formed to address
issues in the region from both the tourism and economic development standpoint.
Historically, the assistance of this committee has been utilized in
updating the CEDS.
the Commission is still required to submit updated CEDS to EDA in order to
maintain its Development District Status, a committee will be formed in order to
generate the necessary update.
The Golden Crescent Regional Planning Commission is a member of the Texas Coastal Bend Regional Tourism Council, a group dedicated to increasing awareness and vitality of tourism for the Golden Crescent Region.
The link to the Texas Coastal Bend Regional Tourism Council website is HERE.
Director of Economic Development
For Additional information call Danny Long at 361-578-1587, fax 361-578-8865 or email at email@example.com