Economic Development Corporation

The South Padre Island Economic Development Corporation is a Type B, 501c6 corporation and is funded by ½ percent of sales tax collected by the City. Emphasis of the EDC will be placed on projects that enhance South Padre Island, making it a more attractive location for visitors, permanent residents, and commercial enterprises.  The EDC's focus is on projects that provide long term benefits to the community with direct or indirect capital payback.
Executive Director: Darla Lapeyre
South Padre Island Economic Development Corporation
6801 Padre Blvd.
South Padre Island, TX 78597
(956) 761-6805
Economic Development Corporation Executive Director: Darla Lapeyre
Current Economic Development Corporation members are:
Name Start Expires
Thomas Bainter 02/07/2024 12/31/2024
Glenda George 01/06/2022 12/31/2024
Blake Henry 02/07/2024 12/31/2025
Gayle Hood 01/06/2022 12/31/2024
Rees Langston (Ex-Officio) 01/19/2024 12/31/2025
Tamera McLaughlin 01/19/2022 12/31/2024
Lynn Tate 01/06/2022 12/31/2024
Will Everett 02/07/2024 12/31/2025