In 1998 voters approved a dedicated sales tax to fund the Yoakum Economic Development Corporation (YEDC), a Type B municipal corporation. The YEDC promotes economic development, encourages employment, and enhances the public welfare. The Board of Directors consists of seven volunteer citizens who serve two year terms.
The effort to establish a National Register District (NRD) began last December when the YEDC discussed the idea with downtown building owners. After additional presentations with local banks, businesses, civic clubs and the city council, the YEDC allocated funding and selected a consultant to lead the effort.
The YEDC is the center of resources that can assist you in determining if Yoakum is right for your business, employees, and family. Contact the YEDC director for more information.