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.
A Lavaca County census tract located mostly in the City of Yoakum gained a tool to encourage long-term private investment after Governor Greg Abbott submitted the state's Opportunity Zone designations to the U.S. Treasury Department.
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.