ARCIT gives rural communities a voice and a seat at the table in industry, politics, and decision making for our state.

Lynda Pack
Executive Director, Jacksboro Economic Development Corporation
  • Member Services

    Your ARCIT membership offers a strong voice and resource to the Texas State Legislature, Texas State Agencies and the Federal Government to promote the best practices of rural policies and programs while enhancing the quality of life for all rural Texans.

  • Become a Member!

    Your ARCIT membership offers a strong voice and resource to the Texas State Legislature, Texas State Agencies and the Federal Government to promote the best practices of rural policies and programs while enhancing the quality of life for all rural Texans.

    Larger counties in Texas continue to grow at unprecedented rates, and as a result a considerable amount of legislative attention and action is being designed to benefit the larger communities without regard as to its impact on the rest of Texas. The needs of Texans living in rural or less populated areas are being pushed to the wayside, but the one size fits all legislative attitude does not work for everyone. It is the aim of ARCIT to ensure the voices of rural and smaller communities in Texas are heard and our members have a seat at the table when the legislature and agencies are making decisions impacting our communities.

    ARCIT is the ultimate resource for rural and small communities in Texas to have one voice! Become a member today!!

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Member Benefits - As an ARCIT member you have access to a range of programs and services available to your community:

  • Rural and Small Communities Legislative/Policy Alerts: Legislative/policy updates through your ARCIT website. Members may view the ARCIT website for current information regarding issues impacting rural and small communities in Texas and important agency information which may impact your community.
  • State Agencies: ARCIT works with state agencies to assure equitable and cost-effective access to programs impacting rural and small communities. ARCIT also works closely with the Texas Department of Transportation (TXDOT), the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA), Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) along with other agencies, statewide leaders and leadership at the State Capitol to ensure the voice of rural and small communities is heard and favorable actions are taken for regions of our state.
  • Consultation: ARCIT staff is available for consultation regarding challenges your community is faced with and will work with each entity to ensure their voice is heard within the organization.
  • Personal Attention: ARCIT is devoted solely to being an advocate for Texans in rural and under-populated areas. This narrow focus allows ARCIT to maintain intimate relationships with its members and offer unique personal attention to our communities and their leaders.
  • Education: Each year the association will hold both an annual conference and regional meetings for the membership to provide dynamic conversation and insight with state and federal agencies, along with statewide leadership, to discuss the issues impacting your community and the state at large.
  • Monthly E-Newsletter: Monthly newsletter on the ARCIT website regarding elections, policy changes and remarks from our members on the issues impacting your region.

2018 – 2019 Annual Membership Dues

Entities serving a population under 1000
$170.00
  • City
  • Chamber of Commerce
  • Special Districts (water, utility, improvement)
Non-profit
$275.00
    Entities serving a population over 1000
    $395.00
    • City, County, EDC
    • Chamber of Commerce
    • Special Districts (water, utility, improvement)
    Other Entities
    $750.00
    • Electric Co-Op
    • Groundwater Conservation District

    Member Directory

    Aransas
    Austin County
    Bandera
    Bandera County
    Bastrop County
    Bay City
    Bay City CDC
    Bayside
    Bee County
    Big Lake EDC
    Big Lake
    Bishop
    Bloomburg
    Blum
    Bogata
    Booker
    Bowie
    Brazos County
    Bremond
    Brenham
    Brewster County
    Brownfield
    Buffalo
    Burleson County
    Burleson County EDC
    Burton
    Caldwell
    Cameron
    Carmine
    Carthage Improvement Corporation
    Cass County
    Celeste
    Centerville
    Chambers County
    Chandler
    Charlotte
    Cisco
    Cleveland EDC
    Clifton
    Coahoma
    Coke County
    Coleman County
    Coleman EDC
    Colorado County
    Columbus
    Comanche Texas Eco Devo Corp
    Coolidge
    Cross Plains
    Daingerfield
    Daisetta
    Dawson
    De Leon
    De Leon Industrial Corp.
    Dickens County
    Dimmitt
    Eagle Lake
    El Campo
    El Campo CDC
    Emory
    Falls City
    Florence
    Friona EDC
    Fulton
    Garrett
    Garza County
    Giddings Chamber of Commerce
    Giddings EDC
    Gillespie County
    Godley
    Goldsmith
    Goldthwaite
    Goliad County
    Gonzales EDC
    Goodlow
    Granbury
    Grand Saline
    Grapeland EDC
    Grimes County
    Groveton
    Happy
    Hico
    Holland
    Hondo
    Howe
    Ingleside
    Jacksboro EDC
    Jayton
    Jewett
    Jones County
    City of Josephine
    Kendleton
    Kimble County
    Kingsville
    Kountze EDC
    Lampasas County
    Lee County
    Leon County
    Liberty
    Lipscomb County
    Live Oak County
    Lometa
    Lufkin EDC
    Marquez
    McCamey
    McMullen County
    Medina County
    Menard County
    Milam County
    Monahans
    Montgomery
    Morton
    Navarro County
    Navasota
    New Deal
    Nocona EDC
    Oak Ridge North
    Oldham County
    Omaha
    Palacios
    Pettus Municipal Utility District
    Plainview
    Queen City EDC
    Redwater
    Rice
    Robert Lee EDC
    Roberts County
    Rockdale Municipal Devo. District
    Rockdale
    Round Top
    Runge
    Seminole
    Shamrock EDC
    Slaton
    Smithville
    Snyder
    Somerville
    Springtown
    Starr County
    Sulphur Springs/ Hopkins County EDC
    Sweeny
    Sweeny EDC
    Tehuacana
    Texas State SBDC
    Tom Green County
    Tyler County
    Uhland
    Upton County
    Venus
    Vernon
    Waller County
    Waller
    Waller EDC
    Washington County
    Weimar
    Wharton
    Wharton County
    Whiteface
    Whitesboro EDC/IDC
    Wink
    Woodsboro
    Woodville
    Yoakum County
    Yorktown Development Corporation