Community & Economic Development
CAPCOG's Community & Economic Development Program works closely with cities, counties, chambers of commerce and economic development corporations of the Texas capital area, providing education, training and expert assistance. Learn how the program supports the region, including the helpful information resources and services available to your organization or community.
Discover economic development
What is economic development? It's the aim of improving economic conditions at various scales and geographies in a way that produces measurable benefit to the well-being of communities and their citizens. Economic developers work in diverse settings within the public, nonprofit and private sectors and use a wide range of tools relating to economic analysis, public finance, urban development, marketing and strategic planning.
CAPCOG’s program serves as a resource and partner for civic leaders, economic development professionals, researchers and community members to support economic development efforts throughout the region.
Get to know the Capital Area Economic Development District
CAPCOG manages the Capital Area Economic Development District. The nonprofit CAEDD, funded by the U.S. Economic Development Administration, establishes regional economic development priorities in the capital area. What is the district's primary responsibility? Preparing the region’s Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy, a five-year plan that establishes regional goals and objectives for economic development.
Explore CAPCOG’s economic development resources
CAPCOG provides valuable tools and resources relating to economic development. From periodic reporting on economic trends to in-depth analysis and benchmarking to the analytics-based Sustainable Places Project, CAPCOG's timely information helps jurisdictions, developers, community leaders and other stakeholders keep up with changes in the regional economy and prepare for tomorrow.
Partner with CAPCOG
CAPCOG offers a broad set of services that support economic and community development. This includes providing in-depth economic analysis, managing special projects related to regional planning and economic strategy and helping communities devise new strategies for improved competitiveness. To discuss specific projects or available services, contact program director Michael Hennig. > Go