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BEDC executive director search gets underway

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By Terry Hagerty – Contributing writer/photographer

The Bastrop Economic Development Corporation has begun the search for a new executive director. It will take approximately four months and cost the BEDC $28,000 for Strategic Government Resources, a search firm based in Keller, Texas, to recruit and interview candidates and narrow the field with the input of a search committee. The BEDC Board of Directors would then make the final choice. The Board hired the firm during a special meeting on May 8 at Bastrop City Hall.

Business Bash speaker: ‘Be instagramable’ and ‘involved’ with community

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By Terry Hagerty – Contributing writer/photographer

The first Bastrop Business Bash was well attended. (Photos by Terry Hagerty)Austin radio host and keynote speaker Kelly Stocker pumped up the enthusiasm and energy of local entrepreneurs during the Bastrop Business Bash held May 1 at the Bastrop Convention Center.

Agnes Street/Technology Drive projects advance; Kirkpatrick ‘bids farewell’

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By Terry Hagerty – Contributing writer/photographer

During their regular meeting on Monday, April 16, the Bastrop Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors granted an extension to its private redevelopment partner, Stone Cobalt, for the property at 921 Main Street. In other action, the board approved developing bid documents for a debt issuance of $1.2 million for the Agnes Street extension part of the Seton Family of Hospitals project. Local and regional banks will be asked to respond with proposed rates and terms.

921 Main, bond projects eyed at BEDC March meeting

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By Terry Hagerty – Contributing writer

The Bastrop Economic Development Board of Directors approved a $4,500 engineering study for the 921 Main Street Redevelopment at their March 19 meeting. Before plans for construction of a mixed-use 9,000 square-foot two story building proceed much further, officials said drainage concerns need to be addressed in depth, especially after a parking lot was built behind the space. Moisture problems in the concrete slab and the adjoining walls of two Main Street businesses that were aggravated by rains from Hurricane Harvey continue to be a problem, officials say.

'Secret Shoppers' and sage business advice – The 2018 Launch! workshop

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By Terry Hagerty – Contributing writer/photographer

An all-day workshop and luncheon for startup and ongoing businesses – “2018 Launch!” – offered sage advice from area business and financial experts at the Bastrop Convention Center on March 20. The informative event was sponsored by the Bastrop Economic Development Corporation, Bastrop Chamber of Commerce, Downtown Bastrop, and First National Bank.Business planning panelists (from front to back) Cam Chavez, Bill Thompson, and Phil Loeb.</body></html>

BEDC discusses 921 Main Street, Agnes Street projects at February 26 meeting

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By Terry Hagerty – Contributing writer/photographer

At its February 26 regular meeting, the Bastrop Economic Development Corporation considered and took action on several agenda items, including the redevelopment of the lot at 921 Main Street and debt issuance for the street extension/drainage projects for Agnes Street and Technology Drive/MLK. The Board also heard updates on upcoming programs and events.

Don't Stop Believing, Bastrop Has the Feeling! -- Please Vote!

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Angela Ryan - BEDC

Watch the video below. Clearly, there's not much we won't do to win the Small Business Revolution!

Vote today and tomorrow until 9:00 p.m. Let's bring the Revolution to #MyBastrop and #MyTexas! www.deluxe.com/small-business-revolution/main-street/bastrop-tx/

Once a Day, All Day Long, Vote Bastrop, TX!

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Angela Ryan - BEDC

Bastrop's own Terry Lyne Moore has recorded a song to remind people to vote for Bastrop in the Small Business Revolution.

Let's bring the #smallbusinessrevolution to the Lone Star State! Go to www.deluxe.com/small-business-revolution to vote for Bastrop, once a day, every day!

City’s newly formed Hospitality & Downtown Dept. detailed

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By Terry Hagerty – Contributing writer/photographer

The City of Bastrop has undergone a restructuring with the establishment of a new department that places several departments ‘under one umbrella’ to increase efficiency and provide better service to customers, said Main Street Director Sarah O’Brien, who heads up the new department.

Bastrop Convention and Exhibit Center (Photo by Terry Hagerty)

Robotics competition enthralls Bastrop County students

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By Terry Hagerty – Contributing writer/photographer

The future of science appears to be in good hands judging by the number of Bastrop and Smithville ISD students participating in a challenging robotics competition program. At an open house at the Bastrop Convention Center on December 11, the public got to see the innovation and commitment of students participating in robotics.

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