Who Is the EDC
Our highly capable board is ready and able to be your partner.
The Jacksboro Economic Development Corporation is a willing partner for expanding a growing local business, assisting a new entrepreneurial start-up, or bringing a new business to the community. Job creation is our goal, and we are ready to listen to your ideas and proposals.
2020-2021 Board of Directors
- Bryan Bumpas
President - Jacksboro National Bank
- Jerry Graybill
Vice President - Grabil Oil Co.
- Lisa Perry
Secretary - Jack County Courthouse
- Brad Bouldin
Treasurer - Bouldin Financial Services
- Tony Thomas
- Greg Robinson
Century Petroleum, Inc.
- Dr. Peter Armstrong
Live Oak Vet Clinic
The JEDC Board of Directors along with Executive Director, Leslie Chalmers, are committed to an economic development strategy that retains the small town values that distinguish Jacksboro life, encourages cooperation between the city and county governments and strives for diversification of the economic base. The continue to set goals and priorities each year, following a strategic plan, that serves as a road map to our successful growth and community improvement.
Jacksboro EDC implements their vision, with an emphasis on land use, transportation, entrepreneurship, tourism and the environment, for the purpose of job creation and increasing the wealth of the people of Jacksboro.
Jacksboro will be an oasis among other cities of Northwest Texas - a vibrant, economically secure community, well known for its natural and historic treasures; a locally led community that absorbs and maintains its growth by hospitality and a welcoming nature - while keeping its unique sense of place.
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Top 10 Reasons to Develop in Jacksboro:
Centrally and conveniently located to both the DFW Metroplex and Wichita Falls market.
5 major highways intersect in Jacksboro making it attractive for both new and existing business owners.
Developing a 177-acre business park adjacent to beautiful Lake Jacksboro.
Jacksboro is a New Market Tax Credit Designated Area.
Zoning & permitting is a quick and stress-free process.
Utility infrastructure meets the needs of either new or expanding industries.
Competitively priced land and commercial infrastructure.market.
Competitive wage scales
Comprehensive local healthcare system & wellness center.
Rural communities offer a lower cost of living and slower paced lifestyle, making it attractive for workforce recruitment.
Thank goodness for the Jacksboro EDC these past few months of Covid-19. My martial arts/fitness gym was completely shut down which meant no income to pay rent and utilities. By helping my business with allotted grant money, I was able to survive until I could re-open the dojo/gym.
The Jacksboro Economic Development Corporation helped Appearance Salon through the assistance of their grant program during COVID-19, when there was no financial help for small salon owners. With the help from JEDC we were allowed to stay open and help pay employees.
Owner – Appearance
The Jacksboro EDC assisted Wild West Beefsticks when I first decided to open this business last year by introducing me to the SBDC at Midwestern University, getting planning and zoning approval and attending and supporting me at city council meetings. More recently with the COVID 19 issues, I applied for and received the JEDC Rescue Grants. Definitely believe the JEDC is a vital organization for new business.
Owner – Wild West Beefsticks
We never imagined the possibility of a global pandemic and having to shut down to protect our family and friends. With the help of the JEDC, we were able to weather the worst of the storm and be better prepared to welcome everyone back! We are forever grateful for our Jacksboro friends and the EDC! God bless our families, our community and the USA!