The Brownwood Economic Development Corp.'s strategic plan will be unveiled at Friday's monthly membership luncheon of the Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce.

Ray Tipton, the chamber's marketing manager, talked briefly about the plan for the unveiling at Tuesday's meeting of the Brownwood Economic Development Corp.

BEDC Executive Director Emily Crawford said earlier the strategic plan will have goals including expanding jobs, recruiting sectors of industry that aren't here already, and retaining and expanding existing industries.

The plan will cover a period of about five years, Crawford said.

She said the decision to develop a strategic plan came out of an orientation for new BEDC board members in 11 months ago.

The program for the luncheon at the Brownwood Country Club will begin at 11:45 a.m., earlier than usual for chamber membership meetings, in order to provide more time for the presentation.

In other business Tuesday:

The BEDC board agreed to assist Superior Essex in funding a new water line in an amount not to exceed $55,000.

The board's action is subject to ratification next week by the Brownwood City Council.

Crawford said unemployment in Brown County in August was 6.1 percent, the 10th consecutive month in which the rate was under 7 percent. The state average was 7 percent, Crawford said.

Board members elected new officers. The board elected Ryan Reagan president, Mark Bessent vice president and Gregg Rice secretary.