About the Board
In 1999, the citizens of La Porte voted for the adoption of a ½ cent
sales tax for the purpose of spurring economic development in the City.
After approval from the voters of the new sales tax, the City Council
created an Economic Development Corporation and appointed the first
Some of the very first projects of the Board were participation in the
building of the new City Library and the Canada Road and Bay Area Blvd.
road extensions. Although as with any Board or Committee, the Board had
assistance and cooperation with many other EDO community partners such
as Harris County Precinct 2 Commissioner Jack Morman.
As 2007 rolled around, the Board and City Manager determined that it was
time for a staff member to be added so that a systematic economic
development program could be developed. It is the intent of the Program
to serve the business community needs through a staff dedicated solely
to economic development endeavors in the City.