The Lake Granbury EDC

The Lake Granbury Area Economic Development Corporation was created in 2005 to proactively recruit new businesses to Hood County, work with existing companies, and serve as an information clearinghouse for the Hood County business community. Some of the activities of the EDC include: Annual Granbury-Hood County Economic Outlook Conference; attending targeted trade shows to market the community for new businesses; quarterly newsletters; and providing demographic and business data to potential and current businesses. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) granted the EDC 501©3 status, making it a tax-exempt non-profit corporation. The EDC relies on public general fund budgets and private donations to carry out its functions, and appreciates the support of its investors and partners.

The EDC is governed by a 5-member board made up of officials representing the City of Granbury, Hood County, and the private sector. The President of the Granbury Chamber of Commerce serves as an ex-officio member.  

EDC Staff

Holly Brackeen


In 2009, Holly graduated from Texas A&M University where she majored in Political Science with a minor in History. Holly relocated to Hood County in March 2013 after her husband accepted a new position in the area. Holly knew almost immediately that Hood County was where she wanted to stay and someday raise a family.

After working as a legal assistant for several years, she was thrilled to transition to a career in Economic Development. She looks forward to being a part of the growth and prosperity of the city and county she has come to know and love. In her spare time, Holly enjoys running, reading and watching football. She resides in Granbury with her husband Tyler and their two Westies, Toby and Sophie.

EDC Board of Directors

Walter Hardin III

Chairman of the Board

Darrell Cockerham


Wayne McKethan

Secretary/Treasurer of the Board

Gary Couch

Granbury City Councilman

Jeff Tout

County Commissioner

Mike Scott