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Bellville Wins CEDA Award


Following the announcement by the Texas Economic Development Council (TEDC) that Bellville had won a Community Economic Development Award (CEDA), SEACON Advanced Products, LLC were invited to attend the awards ceremony held at the end of September 2006 in Houston.

The CEDA awards program recognizes exceptional contributions of TEDC member cities towards the economic vitality of their communities and the State of Texas through creativity, leadership and partnership in the achievement of business retention, recruitment and community improvement. The CEDA committee received applications from 37 TEDC member communities who were judged on five criteria; innovativeness, transferability, community commitment and leverage, measured objectives and secondary benefits.

The CEDA award was presented to five member communities; Bellville, Mount Pleasant, Hereford, Frisco and Austin. Craig Newell, International Sales Manager at SEACON Advanced Products, LLC in Bellville attended the ceremony to receive the award along with other member companies from Bellville. Michael Meek of TEDC said, “each community nominated achieved excellence in economic development and substantially improved the economic base of their respective regions. The recipient communities were recognized for extraordinary accomplishments in meeting the criteria set forth in the nomination process”.