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Rockdale MDD to Celebrate 'Economic Development Week' May 8-12


The international event will highlight local efforts to increase the quality of life in every community over the course of May 8 to May 12, 2023

(May 3, 2023) ROCKDALE, Texas –  The Rockdale Municipal Development District marks the week of May 8 to May 12, 2023, as the next Economic Development Week. During this week, communities across North America will celebrate and recognize the contributions made by professional economic developers to create more economically vibrant and livable communities.

Created in 2016 by International Economic Development Council (IEDC), the largest international professional trade association for economic developers, Economic Development Week aims to increase awareness for local programs that create jobs, advance career development opportunities, and improve the quality of life in communities everywhere.

“As local and regional economies evolve, the role of economic developers and development organizations are crucial in energizing, preparing, and promoting local economic growth,” says IEDC President & CEO Nathan Ohle. “The 2023 Economic Development Week will recognize, distinguish, and show appreciation for the innovation and leadership of our community leaders building an equitable, sustainable, resilient, and inclusive future. I hope communities everywhere will join us in celebrating the accomplishments and important work economic developers perform in their communities year-round.”  

The Rockdale Municipal Development District is funded by a one-half cent sales tax generated from sales within the City of Rockdale.  These funds are used to pay for staff, help with business recruitment, and community development initiatives.  The Rockdale MDD is governed by a seven member Board of Directors who are appointed by the Rockdale City Council.

Recently, the Rockdale MDD has been successful in attracting the new 660-unit Cornerstone subdivision, a number of façade grants for downtown buildings, and key infrastructure improvements in the City.

“We are excited to take this opportunity to highlight the work for our Board and what the Rockdale MDD does for the community,” said Nathan Bland, Rockdale MDD Board President.