Spearman Economic development
Corporation
~~2003 Board of Directors~~

President, Brian Gillispie
Vice President, Clay Schnell
Secretary, Mary Dixon
Treasurer, Charles Elliot
Member, Laquita Evans
Member, Rick Harrell
Member, Charles Shieldknight
Ex-officio Member Chamber EVP, Gina Gillispie
Ex-officio Member City Manager, Robert Patrick

Mission Statement

Promoting
Quality of Leadership
Quality of Business
Quality of Government
And Quality of Life

The Spearman Economic Development Corporation, or SEDCORP is a non-profit, tax
supported organization and is designed to help people get in business or expand existing businesses with grants and/or loans.
It is YOUR tax dollars at work for YOU!

PO Box 37
Spearman, Texas 79081
806-659-2524
806-659-5555

Click here for  strategic plan text file
Click here for  strategic plan pdf file

**Funded Projects**

www.spearman.org
1995 Helped the Spearman Connection build a comprehensive web site
Spearman Chamber of Commerce Triangle
1997 Helped the Chamber of Commerce
complete the Welcome to Spearman Monument on Hwy 207 South & Hwy 15
Southwestern Pioneer Windmill Association

1999 Helped fund promotion to obtain the hosting of the 2002 International Windmill Tradefair in Spearman

Kid's Korner, Inc.

1999, 2000, Helped Kid's Korner, Inc. with
funding for the day care facility
2002 Helped Kid's Korner, Inc., with additional funding 

O'Loughlin Center Parking Lot

The O'Loughlin Center has been built with private funds, but needed to have the parking lot expanded and paved in 1998

City of spearman
replaced light poles on Main Street that were donated by Xcel Energies in 1999
1999 Grant to
fund Panhandle Tourism Brochures
www.texasptmc.org
Liquid Control Systems

2000 Helped two businessmen start up a manufacturing facility


antden.com
2000 Helped two local businessmen start up a new business to offer state of the art wireless internet access to Spearman
KRDF-FM 98.3
2000 Helped the local radio station with funding 
Cates Men & Boys Wear

2001 HELPED A LOCAL CITIZEN PURCHASE A 30 YEAR OLD BUSINESS SO THAT IT COULD REMAIN A STRONG RETAIL ICON FOR THE COMMUNITY

Berry Cleaners

2001 helped a new business owner, Ann Pipkin,  expand her business to PROVIDE DRY-CLEANING PICKUP SERVICE IN TWO ADDITIONAL COMMUNITIES

before photo below

After photo below
(awaiting photo)
Germania Insurance
2002, Helped Randy Kirk with
50% Facade Grant to improve
existing building on Hwy 207
Spearman Cattle Pen Service

2002  Provided grant/loan combination  for equipment and startup on fertilizer operation

CO's Supply

2002 Provided partial loan
to provide funds for 
a Novus franchised auto glass
repair and paint less dent repair
system

Hansford County Golf Course

$31,000 grant to add watering system in the fairways and a matching grant for each additional member that joins from August 2002 to June 2003.


Before Photo Above
After Photo Below 
Crossroads Auto Sales

2002 50% facade grant for improvements to 
Crossroads Auto Sales located on
Hwy 207
Owners:  Jerry and Kim Rex

2002 Grant to the O'Loughlin Center
to purchase new exercise equipment
 
2003
Sponsor for High Ground of Texas Dairy Expo in
Tulare, California
2003
Sponsored 22 individuals to attend 
Leadership Spearman
presented by RC&D from
January 2003 - June 2003
2003
Hired Seth Davidson to create and implement a
long term strategic marketing plan for Spearman
2003
Grammy's Peanut Brittle
Facade Grant for new candy business
www.spearman.org/Grammys 

 
Faced with the challenges of a changing economy, Spearman Community Leaders believe that a coordinated approach to improving the local economy is needed.  In order to achieve this, the City Staff has developed an Economic Development Plan.  The goals of this plan are as follows:
  • To establish a formal channel of cooperation between the business community and the city government to find creative solutions to problems, offer technical assistance, and provide information
  • To attract new businesses to Spearman through a positive business climate and quick responses to requests for information
  • To improve business practices within Spearman in order to encourage residents to shop Spearman first
  • To increase the number of dollars being spent in Spearman through an active tourism program

Click here for entire Spearman Economic Development Plan

www.spearman.org