About Pittsburg EDC

The Pittsburg Economic Development Corporation (PEDC) is a Type B, nonprofit, a public corporation governed by the Development Corporation Act of 1979.

The PEDC is administered by a civic-based, seven-person board of directors.  The mission of the PEDC is to attract, enhance and preserve economic opportunities and the standards of living for the citizens of the City of Pittsburg.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Pittsburg Economic Development Corporation is to generate, preserve and enhance economic opportunities for all citizens of Camp County.


In order to fulfill this mission, six goals have been identified by the PEDC Board of Directors:

  • Create a sound local economy that attracts investment, increases the tax base, creates employment opportunities for Pittsburg residents
  • Enhance existing business/industry
  • Foster increased downtown revitalization
  • Be good stewards of the economic development sales tax
  • Actively and aggressively pursue film and commercials to use Pittsburg
  • Continue to support and invest in projects and development that add to the overall quality of life in Pittsburg that helps to attract new business and residents


The City of Pittsburg recognizes that well-organized economic development vital to the future economic health of our community. Such an effort for Pittsburg includes the commitment and cooperation of:

  • Camp County
  • The Camp County Industrial Foundation
  • The City of Pittsburg
  • Northeast Texas Community College
  • Pittsburg Independent School District
  • The Pittsburg-Camp County Chamber of Commerce

The success of the program also depends upon the support of major business and industry in Pittsburg.

Activities & Support

The activities in the Economic Development Plan fall into several time frames. Some of the activities are currently underway. The plan includes one-time events, as well as continual processes.

Throughout this plan, the term "support" refers to encouragement, advocacy, or in-kind assistance and should not be interpreted as providing financial assistance.