Press ReleasesMar 2024

Matt Runnels Appointed as New Business Development Director by Decatur Economic Development Corporation

Matt Runnels Appointed as New Business Development Director by Decatur Economic Development Corporation

Decatur, Wise County - March, 28, 2024 - The Decatur Economic Development Corporation (DEDC) proudly announces the appointment of Matt Runnels as the new Business Development Director. With over 15 years of residency in Wise County and a robust background in manufacturing and organizational leadership, Runnels brings a wealth of experience and familiarity with the area to his new role.

 Kevin Holzbog, Executive Director of the DEDC, expressed his enthusiasm for Runnels joining the team, stating, "As Decatur continues to experience increased new investment and development activity across all industries, the demands on our organization continue to increase as well. We are excited to have Matt Runnels joining our team, and I know that he will be a tremendous asset for our area’s business community."

As the New Business Development Director, Runnels will primarily focus on local business retention and expansion initiatives within Decatur and its surrounding areas. His extensive experience and deep roots in the community position him as an invaluable asset to drive economic growth and support existing employers in the Decatur area.

Matt Runnels shared his excitement for the work ahead, stating, “The future is clearly exciting for Decatur, Texas, its residents and businesses. I am grateful to be a part of the DEDC team and look forward to serving the needs of our business community.”

Runnels' appointment underscores DEDC's commitment to fostering local economic prosperity and reinforces its dedication to serving the needs of businesses in the Decatur area.

For more information, please contact:

Kevin Holzbog

Executive Director

Decatur Economic Development Corporation



About Decatur Economic Development Corporation:

Decatur Economic Development Corporation (DEDC) is a Type A Economic Development Corporation established in 1993.  The DEDC’s mission is to drive local economic development through the support of existing business and recruitment of new business.

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