Notice: Possible Quorum- September 25, 2023

Your business opportunity is within reach.

We are on a mission: To plan, promote, finance, and construct opportunities for the retention, growth, and attraction of businesses that enhance the level of employment, the economic base, and quality of life in Paris and Lamar County, Texas.


PEDC is Reaching Higher

We are excited to present a new brand representing all we stand for. Learn More.

Our drive and tenacity are the reasons why global businesses choose to call Paris home. Key partnerships with industry leaders have been a catalyst in growing a strong community that thrives in business with a determined workforce that delivers.

Maureen Hammond | Executive Director of the PEDC

Our Team

Proudly serving Lamar County

Maureen Hammond

Executive Director

Lauren Trejo

Economic Development Specialist

Stephen Kelly

Executive Assistant

Board of Directors

Josh Bray


Entrepreneur, Private Equity Investments

Curtis Fendley

Vice Chairman

Partner at Pierson & Fendley Insurance, Former Mayor

Chase Coleman


Vice President at Liberty National Bank

Dr. AJ Hashmi

Board Member

Cardiologist Specialist at Heart Clinic of Paris PA, Former Mayor

Erik Roddy

 Board Member

Market President at Farmers Bank and Trust

Mark Homer

 Board Member

Entrepreneur, Real Estate Investor, Owner Sonic Drive-In franchisee, Former Texas State Representative

Stephen Terrell

Board Member

Owner/CEO Print Works