“It presents an opportunity to continue growing with quality from an economic standpoint and I think it was well done,” Mayor Tom Reid said.
The newest parts of the plan focus on a making it easier for businesses to come to and thrive in Pearland, diversifying the city’s housing stock and promoting a culture of inclusion in the city, according to the PEDC’s presentation at the meeting.
One of the big changes of the plan is that it focuses more on investing in the businesses Pearland already has, with recruitment taking a backseat, Council Member Trent Perez said. Perez served on the steering committee for the plan, as did Council Members David Little and Luke Orlando.
Dansby stressed that the plan will require the help of different entities in the city in order to be realized.
“While PEDC has a central role in carrying out the economic development activities of the community, this strategic plan is a community plan, which will require the support of many entities and the community partners who have all had a role in economic development to make it a success,” Dansby said.