Rosenberg Development Corporation (RDC)

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  • Ted Garcia, President
  • Vacant Position, Vice President
  • Lupe Uresti Cabello, Treasurer
  • John Herne, Secretary
  • Kevin Raines, Director (Mayor)
  • Timothy Anders, Director (Councilor, District 3)
  • Marc A. Morales, Director (Councilor, District 4) 

The Board of Directors consists of seven (7) members appointed by and who serve at the pleasure of the City Council of the City of Rosenberg, Texas, for two year terms of office or until successors are appointed.  Not more than three (3) directors are persons who are employees, officers or members of the City Council of the City of Rosenberg, Texas. Each director must reside within the City of Rosenberg, Texas, and meet the requirements pursuant to the City Charter for City Officers.

Overview

The Rosenberg Development Corporation (RDC) was created by election in 1995. It is a Type-B economic development corporation funded by a one-half cent sales tax. State law authorizes the RDC to engage in projects related to primary job creation. Primary jobs are jobs that infuse new dollars into the local economy by creating or selling a product or service that is ultimately exported to regional, state, national, or international markets.

Since its creation, the RDC has funded a number of infrastructure projects, including the:

  • Construction of the Rosenberg Civic Center
  • Construction of U.S. Interstate 69 Frontage Roads, the FM 723 Overpass
  • Drainage improvements at the intersection of West Street and Bernard Avenue
  • Expansion of Louise Street
  • Extension of Reading Road
  • Improvements to 4th Street from Parrott Avenue to Avenue M
  • Infrastructure improvements for the Brazos Town Center
  • Reading Road/U.S. 59 interchange

In addition, the RDC has utilized its ability to offer economic development incentives and construct new infrastructure to recruit and retain a number of companies.

Eligible Projects

Eligible projects include:

  • Manufacturing, Industrial, research and development, recycling, warehouse, and corporate headquarters
  • Job training
  • Infrastructure for expanded business and commerce
  • Business-related sewer and site improvements
  • Projects that improve Rosenberg's quality of life, including parks, professional and amateur sports and athletic facilities, tourism and entertainment facilities, affordable housing and other improvements or expenditures that promote new or expanded business activity that create or retain primary jobs