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Helping support local businesses

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By Terry Hagerty – Contributing writer/photographer

Saturday, November 25th, is a chance for shoppers to show their appreciation for Bastrop’s small businesses during the annual Small Business Saturday event

Bastrop’s retail trade area is substantial

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By Terry Hagerty – Contributing writer/photographer

A spurt in population and an increase in average household income are key components to the substantial “retail trade area” for Bastrop. Aaron Farmer, Senior Vice President with The Retail Coach, briefed the Bastrop Economic Development Corporation’s Board of Directors during an October 16 meeting. The Retail Coach is a national retail consulting, market research and development firm that has been consulting with the BEDC since 2011.

Bastrop EDC Plays Key Role in Connecting Local Graduates to In-Demand Career Opportunities

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Judy Levene - Contributing Writer

September 25-30 has been designated Careers in Texas Industries Week by the Texas Workforce Commission and the Governor’s Office of Economic Development. In this spirit, the Bastrop Economic Development Corporation spotlights how its strategic partnerships help middle and high school students explore career opportunities and prepare to compete in a fast-changing 21st century economy.

Bastrop EDC completes new marketing videos

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Angela Ryan - BEDC

We are pleased to announce the completion of two new marketing videos.

Enjoy!


Local teens get a jump on college costs

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By Terry Hagerty – Contributing writer/photographer

A group of Bastrop-area teens are working diligently this summer, contributing to their families’ expenses, saving for college, and earning a little extra cash. Faith Bresnahan, who will be a senior at BHS in the fall, has been working since last November at Bastrop’s Chick-fil-A. “I’m helping out my family with paying bills.

Happenings around town!

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Jean Riemenschneider - Bastrop EDC

We have a lot going on in town right now. Here's a summary:

‘Coffee Chat’ audience stays informed about City projects

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By Terry Hagerty – Contributing writer/photographer

Looking for a great place to meet fellow citizens and get updated on City projects? Then come to the quarterly “Coffee Chat,” hosted by the Bastrop Economic Development Corporation and the Bastrop Main Street Program.

Bastrop EDC contracts with FiberLight to extend broadband service to Bastrop Business Park

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Angela Ryan - BEDC

Bastrop Economic Development Corporation today announced that it is partnering with Georgia-based FiberLight, LLC to bring 1- and 10-gigabit fiber connectivity to the Bastrop Business and Industrial Park by mid-2017. Working with the FiberLight team, the EDC developed plans to access a dark fiber (unused fiber optic cable) node near the business park to extend service to its existing and future tenants. The optical fiber-based services initially will serve all developed sites, with fiber build-out to continue as the business park is expanded. 

Downtown Bastrop soon to become more cyclist and pedestrian friendly

Author: 
Angela Ryan - BEDC

The Bastrop EDC held a public input session on May 10th at Bastrop City Hall to give an update on the Downtown Trail Expansion Project and to receive input from the public.

BEDC Executive Director Shawn and project engineer Tracy Bratton spoke with attendees and explained the planned route (see map below).

Small Business Workshops an informative day

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By Terry Hagerty – Contributing writer/photographer

The Small Business Workshops & Luncheon hosted by the Bastrop Economic Development Corporation, the Bastrop Chamber of Commerce, and Woodforest National Bank was an enlightening half-day event for numerous area small business owners. It was held at the Bastrop Convention and Exhibit Center on May 1. 

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