Business Retention & Expansion


Business Retention and Expansion is an important strategy for local economic development. It helps the Economic Development Organization understand local businesses and how to best help them grow and remain in the community; thus, retaining and creating jobs in the community.

Please contact EDC office at 979-871-0117 for more information and/or if you would like to participate in this program.

Business Development Journals

The Freeport EDC is excited to announce the launch of our new Business Development Journal Series. This series of journals are intended to help new and existing businesses. This journal series has been provided by FEDC Executive Director, Robert Johnson and will be released periodically. 

Journal #1 "Getting Started with Your Business" discusses the first crucial step in opening a business; the business plan. Read more here: Journal #1 Getting Started with Your Business

Journal #2 "How Much Will It Cost to Start My Business?" discusses the need to evaluate all possible costs associated with  your startup, including a few items you may have not considered. Read more here: Journal #2 How Much Will It Cost to Start My Business?

Journal #3 "What is a Marketing Plan?" discusses just how valuable having a marketing plan is for your business and the steps to create your own. Read more here: Journal #3 What is a Marketing Plan