January 8, 2020

Adrian Cannady, President & CEO of Temple Economic Development Corporation (Temple EDC), concludes chairmanship of Team Texas and named among top 50 economic developers in the nation.

Cannady finished his two-year role as Team Texas Chairman in December. Team Texas is a state business attraction program through Texas Economic Development Council that seeks to create opportunities for job creation, increased investment, and economic diversification as a team of future-focused and collaborative Texas communities and partners. While Chairman of Team Texas, Cannady worked to strengthen the relationship between Team Texas and the Texas Economic Development Council.

“It is my honor to work alongside Adrian Cannady to elevate the Texas economy, both in his community role as economic developer, and in his work as Chairman of Team Texas,” said Robert Allen, president and CEO of Texas Economic Development Corporation (TxEDC). “Our work at the state level would not be possible without the leadership of dynamic individuals, like Adrian, that help make us more competitive as a state.”

Additionally, Cannady received national honors in December at ECONOMIX in Charleston, South Carolina. Consultant Connect announced Cannady as one of North America’s Top 50 Economic Developers. The economic development professionals selected for this list were nominated by their colleagues in both the economic development industry and the site consultant community for excellent practices, innovation and success in building the communities they serve.

“I am honored to be nationally recognized as an advocate for robust economic development policies,” said Adrian Cannady, President & CEO of Temple EDC. “It is a privilege to pursue a stronger economy both at the local level in Temple and for Texas collectively.


About Adrian Cannady

Adrian Cannady of Temple, Texas is President and CEO of Temple Economic Development Corporation. He is a member and director of the Texas Economic Development Council and a member of the International Economic Development Council. Additionally, he is a member and former chairman of Team Texas. He attended the United States Military Academy at West Point and received an Honorable Discharge from the United States Army. Cannady received a Bachelor of Science in Mathematical Sciences and a Master of Science in Economic Development and Entrepreneurship from the University of Houston – Victoria and is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma Economic Development Institute.

About Temple EDC

The Temple Economic Development Corporation (Temple EDC) is a nonprofit organization that serves as the designated economic development entity for the City of Temple, Texas. Temple EDC strengthens relationships, builds partnerships, and provides solutions that cause entities to choose Temple.

 About Temple, Texas

Temple is Central Texas’ burgeoning community where location, infrastructure and workforce converge in one of Texas’ most cost-competitive markets. Temple provides unparalleled access via I-35, combined with a highly competitive cost of living and doing business.

For companies looking to leave behind the higher costs and congestion of metros, Temple offers more “bang for your buck” from housing to operating costs and the ability to make an impact in a community on the cusp of significant growth. Home to 1,600 acres of shovel-ready land prime for development, Temple is a launchpad for companies at the crossroads of I-35 and the planned I-14, slated to run from El Paso to Georgia. Served by both Union Pacific (UP) and Burlington North Santa Fe (BNSF), Temple offers robust freight distribution infrastructure, and easy access to Austin Bergstrom International Airport and Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. Corporate trailblazers who choose Temple will find themselves in good company. McLane Company, Baylor Scott & White Health, Wilsonart International, McLane Group, Reynolds Consumer Products, PDI and Artco-Bell Corporation are just a few of the many industry leaders that have already established headquarters and major operations in Temple.

For more information, visit TempleEDC.com.