Who we are

Building a Brighter Future

Everyday, Pampa EDC works tirelessly to build a brighter future for its people and businesses. By working to encourage opportunity and expansion/renovation on all fronts, Pampa EDC aims to raise the quality of life, year over year.

Our mission

To encourage and promote industries of the community by directing attention to opportunities within the industrial, commercial, and agricultural sectors. We will strive to assist with needed resources and financial incentives to interested firms and entrepreneurs in startup, expansion or relocation to this area. The success of this mission will be demonstrated by sustained stability and growth of economic activity in Pampa.

Board Members & Staff

Board of Directors

Glennette Goode
Troy Newton
Vice President
Ted Hutto
2nd Vice President
Sue Fatheree
Jason Bagwell
Assistant Treasurer
Tanya Larkin
Emily Arrington
Assistant Secretary


Clay Rice
Executive Director
Treasa Heuston
Assistant Director Office & Records
Carol McCord
Assistant Director Marketing & IT
To request contact information for a board or staff member, contact us and submit a request.
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Business Counseling

The Pampa EDC offers one on one business coaching and consulting at no cost to any member of the Pampa community. These services are offered through a contract with Leading EDG, LLC a provider of economic development services to communities across the Panhandle and South Plains region. In Pampa, these services are provided by Spencer McElhannon an entrepreneur with over 35 years of experience in starting and operating small businesses.

Spencer is in Pampa each Thursday to meet with clients. He is glad to schedule meetings at the client’s convenience. You can contact the Pampa EDC office for an appointment.

Spencer has met with hundreds of clients in Pampa over the last eleven years, including new startups, existing business owners and individuals wanting to purchase or sell a business. Support does not end with an initial meeting. Spencer is available to meet with existing clients throughout the growth and operation of the individual's business.  He continues to have a relationship with those who have a business, helping them to reach “the next level” in their venture.  Even if a client’s efforts do not result in a business initially, help with a future endeavor is always available.

The Pampa EDC encourages anyone interested in starting a business or improving their existing business to take advantage of Spencer’s services. Again, these services are available at no cost to the client.



The Pampa Economic Development Corporation is a Type B corporation that receives over $1 million annually from a half-cent sales tax. Chapters 501 – 505, Local Government Code is the section of Texas law that contains the rules governing the use of the economic development sales tax.

The Pampa EDC strives to provide incentives for eligible business/industrial development and community development projects. Our goals include helping with the retention and expansion of local businesses, entrepreneurial startup funding and recruiting of outside companies.

In addition, community development projects are permissible under the statute allowing the Pampa EDC to provide funding on eligible projects as determined by our board.

The Pampa EDC Board of Directors will consider providing incentives to eligible projects on a case by case basis. All projects require a public notice and public hearing. All projects over $10,000 require two votes of approval by the Pampa City Commission.

Incentives Include:

  • Grants: Typically for non-profit organizations
  • Low Interest Rate Loans:  For Business and Industrial Development
  • Forgivable Loans: For Business and Industrial Development

Tax abatement

The Gray County Commissioners Court will consider property tax abatement for eligible projects on a case by case basis. Tax abatements may only be granted within reinvestment zones.

State Programs

The Governors Office of Economic Development and Tourism (Texas) offers a variety of Incentive programs that companies may apply for. The Pampa EDC will be glad to provide assistance and contact information for any company interested in applying for state incentives.

State Programs Include

  • Texas Enterprise Fund
  • Texas Emerging Technology Fund
  • Texas Capitol Fund
  • Financing
  • Grants
  • Tax Incentives
  • Workforce Development

The Pampa EDC is committed to working with our local and area citizens to help grow our economy and provide a better quality of life for people who live here and for those that choose to visit us. Incentives can play a major role in being an impetus for new development and improvements that benefit the community. We invite anyone who is considering a project to meet with us. There is no charge or obligation.

Meeting Agendas & Minutes

2021 Agendas

November 18,2021
October 28, 2021
October 21,2021 CANCELED MEETING
September 16,2021
August 19,2021
July 22, 2021
June 17, 2021
May 20, 2021
April 15,2021
March 25, 2021
February 18, 2021
January 21,2021
January 12, 2021

2020 Agendas

January 21, 2020
February 6, 2020
February 20, 2020
March 20, 2020
April 30, 2020
June 4, 2020
June 12, 2020
June 25, 2020
July 23, 2020
August 13, 2020
August 19, 2020
August 20, 2020
September 17, 2020
September 22, 2020
October 15, 2020
November 19, 2020

2019 Agendas

December 17, 2019
January 7, 2019
January 17, 2019
February 5, 2019
February 21, 2019
March 21, 2019
April 16, 2019
April 18, 2019
May 16, 2019
June 20, 2019
July 18, 2019
August 15, 2019
September 26, 2019
October 17, 2019
November 7, 2019
November 21, 2019
December 19, 2019

Audit Reports

Annual reports

2020 Annual Audit Report
2019 Annual Audit Report
2018 Annual Audit Report
2017 Annual Audit Report
2016 Annual Audit Report
2015 Annual Audit Report
2014 Annual Audit Report
2013 Annual Audit Report

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