Preparation of an Economic Development Strategic Plan for the City of Waco

Project Dates

10/01/2013 - 03/30/2014


The Institute prepared an economic development strategic plan for the City of Waco. The strategic plan focused on finding employment pathways for unemployed and underemployed residents of the city who are living in poverty. In constructing the plan we conducted extensive one-on-one interviews with local economic development stakeholders to identify assets, existing networks and partnerships, strengths, and weaknesses. In addition, conducted a highly detailed quantitative analysis of the area’s economy. Finally, worked to create a plan that is financially sustainable.


Economic Development Strategic Plan for the City of Waco, Texas, George Erickcek, Don Edgerly, Brian Pittelko, Claudette Robey, Bridget Timmeney, Dennis Burnside, Jim Robey (2014)

Economic Development Recommendations That Focus on the "Working Poor": Lessons from Waco, G. Erickcek, D. Edgerly, B. Pittelko, C. Robey, B. Timmeney, J. Robey (2014)


City of Waco, Texas

Subject Area

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT; Regional policy and planning