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Economic Development
Mission Statement
The mission of the City of Lancaster’s Department of Economic Development is to create favorable site-selection or expansion decisions for new and existing business and industry through aggressive sales and marketing programs that are designed to create a growing tax base for the community of Lancaster through new business development, existing business retention, and job creation and by ensuring a financially sustainable city government and enhancing the overall quality of life for the citizens of Lancaster.

Action Plan
Economic development action plan:

  • Assist in the development and implementation of a seamless process associated with the city’s development procedures

  • Create and recommend to the City Council new policies and formulas for determining the feasibility and financial return from incentives associated with potential development projects in Lancaster

  • Create new collateral materials necessary to showcase all development opportunities in Lancaster

  • Develop action-oriented sales and marketing programs that create an interest in Lancaster by commercial, industrial, and retail operations

  • Develop and implement a program directed at manufacturers located in Asia that solicits their utilization of Lancaster as a destination point for the shipment of their products

  • Identify foreign sources of financial investment in Lancaster

  • Implement an aggressive sales-calling program on the commercial development and real estate brokerage communities

  • Implement programs that identify the growth and expansion needs of existing industries in Lancaster

  • Work with the board of the Lancaster Economic Development Corporation and respond to incentive requests made by projects that are considering locating in Lancaster

Economic Development

Ed Brady
Director of Economic Development

Angie Arenas
Board Secretary

211 N. Henry St.
Lancaster, TX 75146

Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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