Judit Haracsek

Director, Economic Development, Harris County Department of Economic Equity & Opportunity, TX

Judit Haracsek is the Director of Economic Development division for the Harris County Department of Economic Equity and Opportunity. The division focuses on County-wide economic development initiatives and programs aimed at expanding economic opportunities, supporting the business ecosystem, engaging with corporate leadership to locate or expand operations, encouraging foreign direct investment, and maintaining relevant economic information highlighting County assets and advantages. 

Judit joined the department after 20 years of public service with Harris County in various capacities in the community and economic development space.  Highlights of her career include leading implementation efforts of disaster recovery programs, developing streamlined contract compliance to assess and mitigate risk, and negotiating incentive agreements resulting in corporate investment of more than $250 million, increase of property value, and creation of at least 1,400 jobs.  Judit earned a B.A. from American University and Master of Science in Community and Regional Planning from the University of Texas at Austin.