Economic Development, Response, & Recovery

Program Overview

The Economic Development, Response, & Recovery Department is the merger of a diverse set of historically separate and distinct federal and state programs. Originally conceived as a single task program focused on assistance for survivors of Hurricane Harvey; the program quickly evolved into the multi-program Economic Development, Response, & Recovery Department in response to the rapid and ever-changing post-disaster recovery environment.


To make the Golden Crescent region the Texas Gulf Coast Model for urban-rural economic cooperation, growth, resilience, and sustainability.


GCRPC will champion, facilitate, and promote regional economic growth, resilience, and sustainability through locally led collaboration, continuous planning, and practical strategy implementation.

Committees and Guidance Groups

Regional Economic Development Advisory Committee
Hurricane Harvey - Regional Recovery Resilience Guidance Group

Economic Development

Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy
FY2018 EDA-Disaster Supplemental Funding

Response & Recovery

Golden Crescent Regional Recovery & Resilience Plan (Work In Progress- For further information contact staff)
Temporary Housing Assistance
Community Development Block Grant-Disaster Recovery Funding
Federal and State Agency Resources - Long Term Economic Recovery

2020 Census Information

Michael Ada, Director
361-578-1587, ext 204

Hannah Crone, Program Specialist II
361-578-1587, ext 206