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 Yoakum Economic Development Corporation recently changed its long-standing policy to accept grant applications monthly. Previously the YEDC
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.