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The Jacksboro Economic Development Corporation is a willing partner for expanding a growing local business, assisting a new entrepreneurial start-up, or bringing a new business to the community. Job creation is our goal, and we are ready to listen to your ideas and proposals.

Jacksboro will be an oasis among other cities of Northwest Texas - a vibrant, economically secure community, well known for its natural and historic treasures; a locally led community that absorbs and maintains its growth by hospitality and welcoming nature - while keeping its unique sense of place.

Jacksboro EDC implements their vision, with an emphasis on land use, transportation, entrepreneurship, tourism and the environment, for the purpose of job creation and increasing the wealth of the people of Jacksboro.

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Our highly capable board is ready and able to be your partner.

The JEDC Board of Directors, along with Executive Director, Brenda Tarpley, are committed to an economic development strategy that retains the small town values that distinguish Jacksboro life, encourages cooperation between the city and county governments and strives for diversification of the economic base. They continue to set goals and priorities each year, following a strategic plan, that serves as a road map to our successful growth and community improvement.

  • Kalyn Qualls, City Drug Store
    2023-2024 Treasurer
  • Blain Rumage, Jacksboro National Bank 
    2024-2024 Vice President
  • Starla Sanders, Jacksboro ISD
    2023-2024 Secretary
  • David Harmonson, H Brand Livestock Pet and Garden Supply
  • Brent Hackley, Richards Ranch
    2023-2024 President
  • Crystal Hettinger, First Choice Custom Homes & Sunfish Pools
  • Peter Armstrong, DVM,
    Live Oak Veterinary Clinic 2023-2024
  • Brenda Tarpley, Executive Director

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