Sugar Land Development Corporation

Agendas & Minutes


Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

Membership


Seven directors appointed to serve two-year terms.
Members
Position
Term Expiring
Jennifer Lane President
May 2022
Stewart Jacobson Vice President
May 2024
Joe Zimmerman
2 Year Term Member
May 2022
William Ferguson 2 Year Term Member May 2022
Carol McCutcheon 3 Year Term Member
May 2024
Naushad Kermally 3 Year Term Member
May 2024
Suzanne Whatley 3 Year Term Member
May 2024

Establishment


Sugar Land Development Corporation was approved by City Council and established as a non-profit corporation in April 1993.

Purpose


To promote, assist, and enhance economic development activities in the City of Sugar Land.

Duties & Responsibilities


The Sugar Land Development Corporation is a “Type A” economic development corporation governed by a Board of Directors and authorized under Texas law to levy an economic development sales tax to promote, assist and enhance economic development activities for the benefit of the City. As part of these responsibilities, the Board of Directors is charged with overseeing the SLDC’s Direct Incentive policy and program, as well as making recommendations on the City Economic Development Strategic Plan. The corporation utilized a .25 cent sales tax approved by voters for the purpose of funding economic development activities. The main requirement for the voter-approved tax is the recruitment and retention of primary employment within the City. Learn more about the SLDC >>