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Economic Development Corporation
About the EDC
The Economic Development Corporation (EDC) for the City of Clear Lake Shores was formed by voters in an election in 1996. The EDC is funded by one quarter of one percent (0.25%) sales tax collected on all taxable sales within the city. The EDC is regulated by state statutes. These statutes dictate how it may utilize its funds.

The EDC governance consists of a seven person board of directors appointed for two year staggered terms by City Council. The board elects its own officers consisting of a president, vice president, treasurer, and secretary.

Clear Lake Shores EDC’s purpose is to promote, assist, and enhance the economic development activities and quality of life opportunities within the city that promotes economic development as authorized by the Development Corporation Act of Texas.

Town Center Project
The EDC is strategically focused on the Town Center development in the cities business area strategically located along FM 2094 / Marina Bay Drive, between fast-growing League City and the heavily-visited Kemah Boardwalk near Highway 146. The city, known as the Yachting Capital of Texas is situated in the center of the third largest private boat anchorage in the United States. In the immediate shopping area there is an upscale population of over 100,000 and the adjoining city of Kemah hosts over 4 million visitors annually.

The Town Center Master Plan features a nine-acre area with all new roads, shared city-provided public parking, and planned landscaping, lighting and sidewalks. Zoned for mixed use, this area is pedestrian friendly and ready for development, including an additional eleven-acre undeveloped site in front of the 950-slip Watergate Marina. Waterfront sites and vacant or under-utilized buildings are available that provide an excellent setting for restaurant and small retail among already thriving dining establishments. A city-owned corner property may be available for selected usage in this business friendly city.

George Jones
City Administrator

Ronnie Richards

Ph: 281-797-1970