About Us

MISSION & VISION

OUR MISSION

Grow and diversify the economy of Sherman and the surrounding area through the addition of new jobs and investment of primary employers. Since 1996, Sherman Economic Development Corporation (SEDCO) has focused on a mission and strategy to grow the primary employment sector — those companies with statewide, national and global markets. SEDCO is supported by a local 3/8 cent sales tax. The funds provide the resources for SEDCO to market the community, provide cash incentives for new investments and jobs and develop business park sites for industry. SEDCO Board of Directors and Sherman City Council annually adopt a new Plan of Work for SEDCO to guide the development, re-development and community enhancement in Sherman and the surrounding area.

SEDCO GOALS TO PROMOTE CAPITAL INVESTMENT AND JOBS

  • Retain and expand existing primary employers
  • Recruit targeted national and international primary employers
  • Target DFW Metroplex allies to help attract business investment
  • Establish Sherman as a Retail Market Center
  • Manage SEDCO real estate and attract commercial real estate investments
  • Invest in projects that enhance Sherman quality of place
  • Raise Sherman profile in local, state, national and international markets

TARGET INDUSTRIES

  • Technology products manufacturing (semiconductor-related, life sciences)
  • Equipment manufacturing and metal fabrication
  • Plastics manufacturing and recycling
  • Food and beverage processing
  • Logistics
  • Back office processing

FOR MORE INFORMATION

SEDCO stands ready to assist you with any business information you need about Sherman and the business corridor. We can provide comprehensive fact sheets on industrial sites, workforce and training data, tax and incentives along with any customized request about Sherman. To receive more information, call SEDCO at 800-981-2566 or email frankg@sedco.org>

LEADERSHIP

CURRENT BOARD MEMBERS

Willie Steele

Willie Steele

Chairman

Greg-Kirkpatrick

Greg Kirkpatrick

Vice-Chairman

John Sild

John Sild

Board Secretary

Brad_Douglass

Brad Douglass

Board Member

Tom Shields

Tom Shields

Board Member

 

EX-OFFICIO BOARD MEMBERS

David_Plyler

David Plyler

Mayor of Sherman

Robby-Hefton

Robby Hefton

Sherman City Manager

Jason-Sofey

Jason Sofey

Sherman City Council Member

David-Hicks

Dr. David Hicks

SISD Superintendent

Lawrence-Davis

Lawrence Davis

Sherman City Council Member

 

SEDCO STAFF

John-Plotnik

John J. Plotnik, SIOR, CEcD

President

Frank-Gadek

Frank Gadek, CEcD

Executive Vice President

Stacey-Jones

Stacey Jones

Economic Development Coordinator

Ashton-Ghaemi

Ashton Ghaemi

Research & Marketing Assistant

 

Meetings

  • 7:30am
  • Second Tuesday of each month
  • SEDCO Board Room, 307 W. Washington St., Suite 102, Sherman, TX 75090