The Stephenville Economic Development Foundation, Inc. (STEDCO) will hold its annual membership meeting Thursday, Nov. 15, from 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m. at The N at Hard Way Ranch Event Center.

Members, their guests and anyone interested in finding out more about economic development efforts underway in Stephenville and Erath County are encouraged to attend.

The fundamental goal of STEDCO's economic development effort is the creation of a vibrant, attractive, and sustainable economic environment in which businesses can mature and provide wealth-building opportunities for its residents. 
Guest speaker for the luncheon will be Dr. Barry Lambert, Dean of the College of Graduate Studies at Tarleton State University. Dr. Lambert also serves as Associate Vice President for Research for Tarleton State University and Animal Scientist for Texas A&M AgriLife Research. Dr. Lambert will be speaking about the impact his research team has on the local community as well as the opportunities they have to work with local businesses.
The event is complimentary for current STEDCO members and $25 for guests. Those planning to attend are asked to contact the Stephenville Chamber of Commerce at 965-5313 by Nov. 9 to make reservations so an accurate number can be provided for the meal. The program will include election of new directors and a review of STEDCO projects over the past year.