SEDCO is ready to help you and your employees get the most out of living in Sherman. Here you will find resources about SEDCO, including our Annual Report and Board Meeting Agendas and Minutes of public record. You will also find community information and references that will help make your transition to Sherman easier.
January 15, 2019
Regular Scheduled Board Meeting
January 11, 2019
Economic Development Workshop
The City of Sherman was founded in 1846. Sherman began its growth in 1852 and continues to develop, being directly in the path of the rapid northward expansion of the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. Partnered with the Sherman Economic Development Corporation (SEDCO), the sales tax for economic development provides the necessary incentives to attract large, high-quality employers. Sherman eagerly awaits a future that will be worthy of its proud heritage.
Austin College, Grayson College and Southeastern Oklahoma State University work closely with students to ensure that education is affordable and accessible to those who wish to pursue college degrees and enjoy personal enrichment classes. College courses are available to high school students and are taught onsite at Grayson College by professors and adjunct instructors, supplemented by online coursework. Students are offered transfer arrangements between a number of community colleges and four-year institutions.
Sherman is the county seat of Grayson County and strives to provide our public with quality government related services including the Sheriff’s Department, county jail, North Texas Regional Airport, county road system and court system.
The Greater Texoma Utility Authority, also known as “GTUA”, is a local political subdivision of the State and is governed by a Board of Directors. The Authority provides its member cities with assistance in financing and construction of water and wastewater facilities. The Authority may also be requested to provide operations services for water and wastewater facilities by member cities and others.
The North Texas Regional Airport (NTRA) borders State Hwy 289, connecting the DFW metroplex to Lake Texoma. The airport has over 325 shovel-ready acres of land, a 9,000′ x 150′ runway, an 8,000′ x 150′ runway, and a staffed control tower with four instrument approaches. With a recently completed $17 million in capital improvements, the proactive economic development organizations of surrounding communities ensure a business-friendly environment.
The Sherman Chamber of Commerce has been serving businesses in the Sherman area since 1913. The Chamber focuses on providing resources and education for business owners, and acting as the “eyes and ears” of the business community on legislative and regulatory issues.
In collaborative efforts with the counties of Grayson, Fannin and Cooke, the Texoma Council of Governments (TCOG) shares resources and secures opportunities that benefit the entire region. Their efforts provide better cooperation, reduce duplication and increase efficiencies throughout the region.
The Center for Workplace Learning at Grayson College (CWL) offers flexible professional development and job training for employers and individuals. The CWL is a result of education, business and economic development groups joining forces to support local employers. The Texas Workforce Commission has a regional office in Sherman, Workforce Solutions Texoma, to provide services to employers and employees by listing job postings, offering recruitment and screening, providing labor market information and other resources.
Sherman is at the heart of 12 major metropolitan markets and part of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. The town is full of community and business expansion opportunities. We are home to global businesses with direct access to transportation and sustainable resources. SEDCO opens the door for businesses to take advantage of a flourishing future. Opportunity is knocking – let SEDCO open the door for you.
The city of Sherman was founded in 1846. Sherman began its growth in 1852 and continues to develop, being directly in the path of the rapid northward expansion of the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. The city has always nurtured a warm and welcoming community with a diverse demographic blend. As Sherman continues to expand, the city can expect increased employment, educational and entertainment opportunities.
Sherman is not only a great place for business, it’s a great place for families. A proactive city government, accredited school system and strong civic organizations help ensure an outstanding quality of life. Sherman has endless entertainment opportunities, both indoors and out, from a day on the lake or golf course, to an evening at the symphony and a stroll through a vibrant downtown.
City Council Members: 6
Current Moody’s Bond Rating: A3
Current Standard & Poors Bond Rating: AA
Enhanced 911 System
The Insurance Services Office (ISO) collects information on the fire protection efforts of a municipality, analyzes the data and assigns a PPC from 1 to 10, with 1 being the best and 10 the worst. The City of Sherman received a PPC 2 rating on February 1, 2012, after an ISO inspection was performed in April 2011.
Crutchfield Elementary School
Fairview Elementary School
Fred Douglass School
Jefferson Elementary School
Neblett Elementary School
Sory Elementary School
Wakefield Elementary School
Washington Elementary School
Dillingham Intermediate School – 5th and 6th grades
Piner Middle School – 7th and 8th grades
Perrin Learning Center – SISD alternative school
Sherman High School – 9th through 12th grades
Less than 9th grade
High School Diploma
Corporate Tax Rates: Texas has a Business Franchise Tax of approximately 1%, please see: Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
Personal Tax: Texas does not impose a personal income tax.
Real Estate Taxes (per $100 value):
City of Sherman
Sherman Independent School District
Sales and Use Tax Rates: 8.25%
Inventory Tax Rates: The Freeport Tax Exemption has been adopted by the City of Sherman, Grayson County, Grayson College and Sherman ISD (Quadruple Freeport) that eliminates property tax on inventory for qualifying goods shipped within and outside of the state within 175 days.
Welcome to Sherman, Texas! We are pleased that you and your employees have chosen to move to our community. Let us help simplify your move with these references: