Economic Development

Plainview/Hale County Economic Development Corporation

The purpose of the Plainview/Hale County Economic Development Corporation is to promote economic development in Plainview and Hale County.

The Plainview/Hale County Economic Development Corporation (EDC) has been successful in creating over 5000 jobs in less than 15 years. Their success has come as a result of a partnership between the EDC, City of Plainview, County of Hale, and the Plainview Chamber of Commerce. The entire community promotes economic development, and that teamwork has been responsible for most of the major industries locating in Plainview and Hale County. The EDC is financed by memberships of local businesses and through contracts for economic development services from the City of Plainview and Hale County.

Please take a moment to check out the Plainview/Hale County Economic Development Corporation's Economic Development Strategic Plan and Target Industry Study below:

For more information on the Plainview/Hale County EDC, please contact Kristi Aday, Executive Director at (806) 293-8536 or by email.

Plainview First

Plainview First, also known as the Coordinating Board of Economic Development, consists of eight members appointed by the City Council and Mayor. It also consists of the following economic development partners: Wayland Baptist University, South Plains College, Covenant Hospital Plainview, Plainview / Hale County Economic Development Corporation, Hale County, Plainview Chamber of Commerce, Plainview Independent School District, Ports to Plains and the City of Plainview.

The diversity of participants and organizations they represent, create a unique coalition that works together to bring industry, retail, and tourism to Plainview. Plainview First’s primary focus is to enhance economic development efforts through the coordination of local economic development partners and their committees.

For more information on Plainview First, please contact the City of Plainview at (806) 296-1107.