Economic Development

Created by the voters in 2001, the Clute Economic Development Corporation, is an entity organized under Section 4B of the State’s Development Corporation Act. The CEDC’s primary purpose is to promote and fund economic development projects to enhance the City. It is authorized to collect sales tax at a rate of 0.5%, to issue bonds, has the power of eminent domain, and can condemn property, but only with City Council approval. Two of its most notable projects are the Dixie Drive reconstruction and the remodel of the Police Department and City Hall facilities. It is subject to the Texas Open Meetings and the Public Information Act.

The City Manager currently fills the position of the Executive Director of the Clute EDC.

Grants for Clute Businesses

The City of Clute Economic Development Corporations is offering grants to small business owners in Clute in an effort to improve the look of the Clute Business areas around town.

2024 EDC Grant Information and Guidelines
EDC 01-Facade Grant Application Rev-2024 
EDC 02-Painting Grant Application Rev-2024
EDC 03-Landscaping Grant Application Rev-2024
EDC 04-Signage Grant Application Rev-2024
EDC 05-Fencing Grant Application Rev-2024
EDC 06-Parking Grant Application Rev-2024
EDC 07-Online Grant Application Rev-2024
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