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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.

Staff

Kent Sharp
President
903-868-2566
kents@sedco.org
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Ashton Ghaemi
Director of Research & Marketing
903-868-2566
ashtong@sedco.org
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Dondra Kendall
Administrative Assistant
903-868-2566
dondrak@sedco.org

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Anna Long
Intern
903-868-2566
along@sedco.org

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Office Hours

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

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Leadership

Current Board Members

Janie Bates

Chair

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Gail Utter

Vice-Chair

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Scott Bandemir

Secretary

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Jason Brumm

Board Member

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Daniel Worrell

Board Member

Ex-Officio Board Members

David Plyler

Mayor of Sherman

Willie Steele

Deputy Mayor

Shawn Teamann

Sherman City Council Member

Robby Hefton

Sherman City Manager

Dr. David Hicks

SISD Superintendent

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Board Meetings

  • 11:30 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.

FY 2020-2021 Goals to Promote Capital Investment and Jobs

  • Retain and expand existing primary employers
  • Recruit targeted primary employers and allies
  • Support workforce development and employment programs
  • Manage and market SEDCO real estate to attract industrial real estate investments
  • Cultivate and fund an Entrepreneurial Program
  • Encourage Sherman minority-owned and women-owned businesses

Target Industries

  • Manufacturing
    • Technology products
    • Equipment
    • Metal fabrication
    • Plastics
    • Recycling
    • Food and beverage processing
  • Warehouse/distribution centers
  • Customer service centers (call/data centers)
  • Industrial research & development
  • Regional & national corporate headquarters