About THE waller county
economic development PARTNERSHIP

Serving Waller County citizens since 2002.

The Waller County Economic Development Partnership was incorporated in February of 2002, the result of several years of hard work by various community leaders. We are a Texas non-profit corporation. The primary purpose of the WCEDP is to facilitate positive growth within the Waller County area. This is expressed in our mission statement:

Specifically, the WCEDP works with existing business and those wanting to move into the county. Our services range from helping to create business plans to working with prospects moving into the area. As we continue to grow our services will also include support for economic development through GIS, web, and marketing collateral.

The organization is comprised of an appointed board of directors with members representing the county commissioners and county judge, each chamber of commerce, each local economic development group within the county, and Prairie View A&M University.

In addition, private enterprise can join the WCEDP by membership and annual dues of $1,250.00. Membership includes free access to all of our nonproprietary GIS information, project information, board meetings, and two annual networking membership meetings. Trustee Memberships are also available at $3000.00. In addition to the standard benefits, Trustee Members are featured on our web site and are given the option to serve on the board with the availability to serve on the executive board. We believe that effective economic development is a partnership between the public and private sectors.

Joining the WCEDP

If you are a private enterprise and interested in joining the WCEDP, contact us at 979-921-9059. You can also download a membership application here. We will be happy to meet with you to discuss our group and answer any questions you may have.

Our Mission

Building a future by building value in the community.

The WCEDP is organized to operate a charitable service center to foster increased, environmentally balanced business commerce, positive growth, and overall cooperation and coordination for all communities throughout Waller County, Texas.

As a Texas non-profit corporation, our services are free. The WCEDP contracts with Waller County to provide economic development services to the community. We foster cooperation within the county by including all communities with an economic development program or are interested in providing economic development services to their community.

As a rural community we highly value the environment. We work diligently with groups like the Katy Prairie Conservancy and Houston Wilderness to protect our natural resources. Over time we hope to leverage our rural environment by creating a series of parks and trails throughout the county.


Executive Board officers

Board President

Wallace Everitt

Vice President

Tim Phelan


John Isom


Harvey Laas


Executive Board Members

Anthony Francis

Charles Kalkomey

Andy Perry

Stephanie Wiggins