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910 11th Street
Hempstead, Texas, 77445

P. O. Box 517
Hempstead, TX 77445
Phone: (979) 826-8217
Fax: (979) 826-2566

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Economic Development Information

We have several resources available if you are interested in starting or relocating your business. In the City of Hempstead, you can visit the Hempstead Economic Development Corporation. If you are looking at areas outside the city limits, you can visit the Waller County Economic Development Partnership. And for those wanting to start a new business, you may want to visit the Small Business Development Center at Prairie View A&M University.

City of Hempstead Economic
Development Corporation

HEDC is a Texas 4A and a 4B economic development corporation. By collecting a small portion of sales tax paid in the city, the HEDC is able to assist certain types of businesses relocating into the city. They are located at 733 12th St. in Hempstead. You can contact Malcolm Brown, Executive Director, at 979-826-2900.

Waller County Economic
Development Partnership

The WCEDP is a public/private organization that contracts with the county to provide economic development services. The WCEDP operates throughout the county and provides a variety of services to new and existing businesses. They are located at 742 12th St., Hempstead. You can contact the director, Vince Yokom, at 979-921-9059. Visit the WCEDP web site.

Small Business Development Center

The SBDC is located on the campus of Prairie View A&M University in the College of Business, Room 1B117 in Hobart Hall. Anyone interested in starting a business is encouraged to visit the center. The director, Rebecca Faison, also produces seminars for those interested in starting a new business. She can be contacted at 936-261-9243.


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