Management

The Central East Texas Alliance is managed by its co-founders at the Center for Rural Studies at Sam Houston State University and the Economic Vitality Corporation.

SHSU Center for Rural Studies
CHERYL L. HUDEC, ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR
SARAH BEACH, PhD, POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW

The Center for Rural Studies is housed in the Department of Sociology at Sam Houston State University. It is comprised of an interdisciplinary faculty and staff, who serve rural Texans by providing research services, as well as educational and outreach programs, public policy analyses, and rural community-based planning services. Through the Center, fellows work to advance the state of knowledge regarding the social, demographic, economic, political, and cultural aspects of rural life in Texas and beyond.

Economic Vitality Corporation
STACEY FORD OSBORNE, PRINCIPAL

The Economic Vitality Corporation was founded in 2013 to help local economies grow and thrive. Our focus is the public agencies and organizations that are integral to a community’s economic vitality. Our client base includes regional economic development alliances, local economic development corporations, cities, counties, management districts, universities, school districts, and non-profit agencies. The company offers a customized program of work that includes Economic and Community Development programs as well as Marketing and Communications services.

Contact Information

For more information, or to provide comments and insight, please contact Stacey Ford Osborne with the Economic Vitality Corporation.

Economic Vitality Corporation
Stacey Ford Osborne
(713) 456-9429
stacey@econvitalitycorp.com

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