Brenham | Washington County Economic
Development Director Susan Cates speaks to the
Brenham City Council at a meeting on November 3,

The Brenham | Washington County Economic Development Organization (BWEDO) has received honors from the Texas Economic Development Council (TEDC).

During Thursday’s Brenham City Council meeting, Economic Development Director Susan Cates announced that BWEDO has earned the Economic Excellence Recognition Award for the fourth consecutive year. 

Cates said out of over 475 economic development organizations in the state, BWEDO was one of only 54 to be acknowledged.

Award recipients qualify based on training taken by their governing board or council as well as the economic development director and professional staff.

BWEDO’s administrators include Cates and Economic Development Specialist Teresa Rosales. 

The TEDC is an Austin-based, statewide, non-profit professional association dedicated to the development of economic and employment opportunities in Texas.  Its goal is to support the economic growth of Texas and develop strategies that promote a positive business climate in the state.

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