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Katy EDC V.P. Rick Ellis, right with arms crossed, sits in front row of recent Waller County Commissioners Court meeting. - Courtesy Waller County

Katy Economic Development Council on Defense Over Rooms To Go Deal in Waller County

  WALLER COUNTY, Texas (Covering Katy) – The Katy Area Economic Development Council appears to be getting ready to defend itself from action that may be taken by Waller County over a development deal it negotiated a decade ago. The dispute is over what incentives the KAEDC provided Rooms To Go to convince the retail […]

Woody Mann, LaCenterra developer and Chair Katy EDC (4th from L) and Lance LaCour of Katy EDC (far right) with other dignitaries recently. Courtesy Facebook

Katy EDC Chair Woody Mann Ignores Outcry over Allegations of Public Relations Dishonesty

  KATY (Covering Katy) – The Katy Area Economic Development Council Chair Woody Mann is literally standing by his man. Weeks have now gone by, and there has been no reaction to community leaders’ claims that Katy Area Economic Development Council President/CEO Lance LaCour takes credit for economic development projects for which his organization had […]

Katy Economic Development Council Tactics Seen as a ‘Threat’ and ‘Bullying’ in Waller County

  WALLER COUNTY (Covering Katy) – Leaders of the Katy Area Economic Development Council have deeply damaged any potential reconciliation between that group and economic development officials in Waller County after an email sent by the group’s vice president left some people feeling threatened. The email was received by the head of Waller County Economic […]

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Katy Area Economic Development Council Responds to Our Questions about Amazon Deal

Covering Katy’s Questions to the KAEDC Covering Katy submitted eight questions to the Katy Area Economic Development Council in light of allegations that the organization is attempting to take credit for Amazon coming to the City of Katy/Waller County. Click for the story Those involved in the negotiations say the KAEDC was not involved in […]

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Katy Area EDC Accused of Deceptively Stealing Credit for Amazon Deal

KATY (Covering Katy) – The Katy Area Economic Development Council is inappropriately taking credit for the work of other organizations, and its deceptive practices have been a problem for years according to local leaders who spoke with Covering Katy. The most recent example involves the decision by Amazon to build a distribution center in the […]