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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.


Kent Sharp
903-868-2566 (Office)
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Stacey Jones, CEcD
Executive Vice President
903-868-2566 (Office)
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Ashton Ghaemi
Director of Research & Marketing
903-868-2566 (Office)
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Office Hours

Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Current Board Members

Brad Douglass

Board Chairman, CEO of Douglass Distributing

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Tom Shields

Board Vice-Chairman, Shields Agency & Los Hermanos Realty

Janie Bates

Board Secretary, Executive Director of Workforce Solutions Texoma

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Scott Bandemir

Board Member, Regional President of Independent Bank

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Gail Utter

Board Member, MBA, CPWA, CRPC, Managing Director / Financial Advisor at Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC

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Ex-Officio Board Members

David Plyler

Mayor of Sherman

Shawn Teamann

Deputy Mayor

Willie Steele

Sherman City Council Member

Robby Hefton

Sherman City Manager

Dr. David Hicks

SISD Superintendent

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Board Meetings

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

Mission & Goals

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.

Our Goals to Promote Capital Investment and Jobs

  • Retain and expand existing primary employers
  • Recruit targeted regional, state, national and international primary employers
  • Continue workforce development programs
  • Target regional, state, national and international allies to help attract business investments
  • Manage SEDCO real estate to attract commercial real estate investments
  • Invest in projects that enhance Sherman quality of place
  • Raise Sherman profile in local, regional, state, national and international markets
  • Continue economic impact reports on projects and return on investments

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 and customer service