To create a positive business environment, expand our economic development, support local businesses, while promoting community involvement for Hitchcock.
Services we offer
StoreFront and Streetscape Improvement Program
The program will provide a 50% matching grant, up to $5000.00 in total funds for storefront and streetscape improvements. This fund will aim to help rehabilitate and develop Hitchcock’s downtown district.
Business Retention & Expansion
The City of Hitchcock has developed a program designed to gather information to better support our local businesses. With over 200 businesses in the City of Hitchcock it is important to understand, support, and enhance the existing businesses in the city. The program has been developed to assist local businesses with growing their business, identifying possible local, regional, and State incentives, workforce training, and to solve immediate business concerns.
The Program will include visiting and surveying local businesses to identify their current needs and issues along with future needs. The BRE Committee will be doing visits with local businesses to speak one on one with the leadership to assist in establishing future direction and programs for the Hitchcock EDC
The Hitchcock EDC will also host Benefits to Businesses Workshops throughout the year focused on local business needs that range from starting a business, marketing and sales forecasting, workforce development, and business expansion.
The Hitchcock EDC can assist with identifying potential funding sources for new and existing businesses. We can help businesses work with the Houston-Galveston Area Council for specialized funding or assist with qualifying State and Regional Incentives.
The Hitchcock community is also blessed with two amazing financial institutions: Texas First Bank and Prosperity Bank would both love the opportunity to discuss potential funding options for your business. We have provided their contact information below, but would also be more than happy to make introductions or schedule a meeting for you.
Texas First Bank
8128 Hwy. 6 Hitchcock, Texas 77563
8300 Hwy 6 Hitchcock, Texas 77563
We work closely with Texas Workforce Solutions to assist with identifying on the job training programs, potential candidates for vacant positions and assistance with hiring veterans.
We can also assist with generating statistics on the number and type of employees available in our region. The HEDC works with our partner; College of the Mainland for job training assistance and utilization of the Skills Development Fund.