The Pflugerville Community Development Corp. was announced as a recipient of the Texas Economic Development Council's certificate of achievement for economic excellence, according to a March 10 PCDC news release. The acknowledgement, first announced at the TEDC's Feb. 20 winter conference, marks PCDC's sixth consecutive year receiving the distinction.

PCDC helps to attract and retain businesses and job employment within the city of Pflugerville, while also increasing tax revenue to support community development initiatives. Fifty-three Texas communities received the certificate from the TEDC out of 887 eligible contenders, which "recognizes economic development organizations that attain a high level of professionalism," per the release.

“It is an honor for our board and staff to be recognized by industry leaders for our focus on higher standards of excellence,” PCDC Executive Director Amy Madison said in the release. “It not only sets us apart, but clearly demonstrates our commitment to responsible economic growth and development.”

The TEDC Economic Excellence Recognition program is given to those who not only promote high standards of professional development among its staff, but also are selected based on certifications and professional memberships, according to the release.
“The TEDC’s Economic Excellence Recognition program is one of the ways in which our organization honors the outstanding commitment to excellence of our communities and regions, their leaders, and their economic development professionals have toward the professionalization of their economic development efforts,” TEDC President and CEO Carlton Schwab said in a Feb. 20 release.