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.
Seven representatives of the Yoakum community were appointed by City Council at its February 13 meeting to participate in the newly formed Downtown Revitalization Committee.
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.