The Linden Economic Development Corporations look forward to being your partner in exploring Linden as a new location for your business. Confidential, professional site selection assistance can save time by gathering real estate, utility, economic incentive, demographic, and community information. A seasoned, professional staff works closely not only with City of Linden, but also with State of Texas economic development officials to meet your business needs.

The Linden Economic Development Corporations are also active in the Northeast Texas Economic Developers Roundtable, the Linden Area Chamber of Commerce, and the Marion County Chamber of Commerce.

201 N. Main St., Linden, TX 75563

Phone: 903-756-7774

Linden Economic Development Corporations


Linden Economic Development Sales Tax Corporation (Type A)

In 1994 the citizens of the City of Linden approved the adoption of a Section 4A sales and use tax at the rate of one-half of one percent for the promotion and development of new and expanded business enterprise. The Corporation is responsible for promoting, assisting and enhancing economic development activities for the City of Linden. The Board of Directors manages the affairs of the Corporation. The daily operations are maintained and overseen by the Economic Development Executive Director and his staff.Time Commitment: The Board meets on a monthly basis. The meetings are held as a working lunch and are approximately 1 hour in duration. Additional time may be needed to read relevant reports and documentation. Special meetings with the City Council are scheduled on an as needed basis.
 
Term:

Each Board Member serves a two-year staggered term.
 
Members:

The Board is comprised of seven members appointed by the City Council. Members should be residents of Cass County, and can be removed from the board at the will of the City Council.
 
2016 – 2017 LEDC Board of Directors

Larry Wells, President

Malthus Northcutt, 1st Vice President

Frank Lanier, 2nd Vice President

Chris Spencer, Secretary/Treasurer

Richard Bowden, Director

Kyle Morgan, Director

John Rountree, Director


Linden Economic Development Sales Tax Corporation (Type B)


In 2000 the citizens of the City of Linden approved the adoption of a Section 4B sales and use tax at the rate of one-half of one percent to undertake projects for the community. The projects include various areas such as entertainment and tourism projects, public parks and facilities, sports facilities, projects to promote new or expanded business enterprises and other items related to the community attributes of Linden. The purpose of the Corporation is to promote economic development within the City of Linden and to provide for the public welfare of and for the City of Linden. The Board of Directors sets the policies and procedures of the Corporation. The Corporation has the authority and power to acquire, maintain, lease and sell property. The daily operations are maintained and overseen by the Economic Development Executive Director and his staff.

Time Commitment:

The Board meets on a monthly basis. The meetings are held as a working lunch and are approximately 1 hour in duration. Additional time may be needed to read relevant reports and documentation. Special meetings with the City Council are scheduled on an as needed basis.
Term: Each Board Member serves a two-year, staggered term
Members: The Board is comprised of seven members appointed by the City Council. Members should be residents of Cass County, and can be removed from the board at the will of the City Council.
 
2016 – 2017 LEDC Board of Directors

Larry Wells, President

Malthus Northcutt, 1st Vice President

Frank Lanier, 2nd Vice President

Chris Spencer, Secretary/Treasurer

Richard Bowden, Director

Kyle Morgan, Director

John Rountree, Director


Boards & Commissions

Function

The City of Linden uses the services of several specialized boards and commissions made up of citizen volunteers. These groups are responsible for a variety of functions, including parks & recreation, economic development and more. Most boards and commissions meet monthly to discuss various projects, events, programs and other pertinent issues. Often the recommendations of the boards and commissions are presented to the City Council for final approval or adoption.

The 4A and 4B Economic Development Corporations, although the City Council provides oversight, are not considered political entities, are funded by sales tax funds and operate as non-profit corporations.

Volunteering

Most groups require applicants to meet specific qualifications, and positions are appointed by the City Council.Contact the EDC or City Hall to find out more information.
 
The City of Linden relies on the energy of community-oriented citizens of the City. Without the help of committed citizens, the City would not be able to function. Each Board and Commission plays a vital and significant role and helps to keep Linden vital, responsive and responsible. This commitment is reflected in the service the citizens provide by serving on these various boards. These citizens who serve on these various boards volunteer the time necessary to improve the quality of life for everyone in Linden.