The San Angelo Chamber’s Economic Development Division works closely with the City of San Angelo Development Corporation (COSADC). We are the marketing arm of this joint venture that aims to retain and attract primary industries and to provide well-paying jobs across the Concho Valley.
Primary industries manufacture goods and services locally, then send those products to markets across the state, nation and planet. The net effect is to inject new dollars into our economy, helping local companies of every type. Injection of new dollars strengthens local governments by expanding and increasing their tax base. This activity often results in less burden on individual taxpayers, while providing a path to community capital improvements.
Our work is very collaborative, as it generates the need for talent acquisition, educational opportunities and civic improvements. In particular, we are involved with human resources and training programs at the Angelo State University Small Business Development Center, Goodfellow Air Force Base, the Concho Valley Workforce Board, Howard College, Angelo State University, and Park University.
In addition to funding through COSADC, the Chamber secures private funds through local contributions to its Cornerstone Campaign. The result is a public-private collaboration that has had remarkable success.
The Economic Development Division is guided by two committees: the Economic Development Advisory Board (EDAB), which counsels staff on initiatives, methods, policies, and goals; and the San Angelo Regional Manufacturers Alliance (SARMA), which advises staff on initiatives and goals to support the San Angelo manufacturing, fabrication, and energy services community.