SEDC

When it comes to southern coastal living, nothing beats Seabrook, Texas! Located 30 minutes south of downtown Houston, residents and visitors alike treasure this vibrant community for its resort-style experiences along Clear Lake and Galveston Bay. Seabrook’s relaxed lifestyle, business-friendly climate, and affordable waterfront property make it one of the country’s most attractive areas for commercial development.


The Seabrook Economic Development Corporation (EDC) is about enhancing and expanding the local tax base with quality, sustainable businesses, and amenities consistent with the community’s vision. The Seabrook EDC was launched in 1992 and spent the first several years delivering quality-of-life improvements to Seabrook residents and boosting tourism. In 2006, the Seabrook EDC shifted gears and adopted a more traditional economic development organizational focus that embraced development projects.

Vision Statement

Seabrook is a sustainable, energetic, and beautiful coastal community that embraces environmental stewardship, fosters safe neighborhoods, and promotes tourism and economic diversity.

Mission Statement

The City of Seabrook is responsive, innovative, and fiscally sound in delivering services that preserve, protect, and enhance quality of life.

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available before the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

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Current Board of Directors

Position Name Term Expiration
President Paul Dunphey
January 2025
Vice President
Terry Chapman
January 2025
Secretary Ann Wacker
January 2025
Board Member Gary Bell
January 2025
Treasurer
Kevin Freguson
January 2025
Mayor Thom Kolupski
May 2025
Council Representative
Buddy Hammann May 2026

Seabrook EDC Support Staff

Position Name Email
Office of the City Manager
Gayle Cook
Email Gayle

EDC Business Incentive Program Inquiry

  1. This form is used to assist the Seabrook Economic Development Corporation with identifying the best opportunities for your business before beginning the incentive application process. All potential applicants are encouraged to review the current Seabrook Economic Development Corporation Incentive Policy.

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