Capital Area Economic Development District (CAEDD)
The Capital Area Economic Development District, a nonprofit corporation formed in 1989 and funded by the U.S. Economic Development Administration, establishes regional economic development priorities in the 10-county Central Texas area. Learn more about its purpose, membership and resources.
- Promote economic growth.
- Increase employment opportunities for unemployed and underemployed people.
- Assist with local economic development planning.
- Coordinate economic development planning with transportation planning, community development programs, job training programs and other programs and activities that stimulate the region’s economic advancement.
- Implement an economic development technical assistance program that includes workshops, assistance in implementing economic development programs and assistance in applying for economic development grants.
- Develop and maintain a comprehensive economic development strategy, which builds on county-level economic development programs.
- Coordinate other activities supporting the region’s economic development.
The CAEDD membership is drawn from governments, economic and workforce development organizations, educational institutions, labor interests and the private sector. Capital Area Council of Governments staff provide administrative and technical support.
Resources and Publications
> Get the CAEDD bylaws
> Discover CAPCOG's Economic Development Program
> Read the region's 2010-15 Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy
> Read the CAPCOG Economic Development Program's 2012-13 Central Texas Benchmarking Analysis report
> Learn about tools, grants, regulations and more at the federal Economic Development Administration website