Economic Development


The Jacksboro Economic Development Corporation (JEDC) is an incorporated entity under the Development Corporation Act of 1979 (Article 5190.6), as amended. Following an enabling election on February 1, 2003 to administer a 4B economic development sales tax, the JEDC became a fully functional economic development corporation on October 1, 2003. The first Executive Director was hired in July, 2009.

Pursuant to the Development Act of 1979, as amended, the Jacksboro Economic Development Corporation provides economic development support for those projects that comply with Section 4B of the act. Eligible projects may include yet are not limited to land, buildings, equipment, facilities and improvements that assist in the promotion of new and expanded business development, job creation and retention as well as parks and related tourism improvements.

The Jacksboro Economic Development Corporation is committed to creating a fertile economic development climate and encouraging the orderly growth of Jacksboro and Jack County Texas.