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Meet Brenda Abbott Floral Design

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Bastrop Economic Development Corporation

The owner of Bastrop's Brenda Abbott Floral Design lets you in on what stories flowers tell. Learn more about the small business in this video. 

601 Cyclery owner takes ‘organic’ path

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By Terry Hagerty – Contributing writer/photographer

The owner of a recently opened bicycle restoration/repair shop in Bastrop is bringing a time-honored mode of operation to his 21st century customers. “I definitely feel like I’m old-school,” said Matthew (Matt) Brooks, who opened 601 Cyclery Shop in February at 601 Chestnut St. (Suite G) in The Crossing.

"Why Bastrop?" with Agilent Technologies

Author: 
Bastrop Economic Development Corporation

Learn from Bruce Jerpseth why California-based Agilent Technologies chose Bastrop. Agilent is a research, development and manufacturing company.

 

Why Bastrop: Agilent Technologies from Bastrop EDC on Vimeo.

“Why Bastrop?” with Samantha Bernacky, Garments to Go

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Bastrop Economic Development Corporation

In this episode of "Why Bastrop?," Samantha Bernacky of Garments to Go discusses why Bastrop is good for business. She and her business partner relocated the company to Bastrop from California. 

"Why Bastrop?" with Samantha Bernacky, Garments to Go from Bastrop EDC on Vimeo.

Sibling duo wows with Mexican fare at Ma’Coco

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By Terry Hagerty – Contributing writer/photographer

Ma’Coco, one of Bastrop’s newest restaurants, is attracting foodophiles looking for a fresh approach to Mexican cuisine in a great Main Street setting. The brother-sister team of Javier Equihua and Judith Equihua emphasize scratch ingredients and tasty dishes combined with a savvy online presence. Ma’Coco opened its doors in September 2018 at 813 Main Street.

A treat for Mother’s Day at Cherry Blossoms Spa

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By Terry Hagerty – Contributing writer/photographer

Besides giving Mom a loving hug this Mother’s Day, why not also treat her to a stress-relieving facial or a soothing deep tissue massage? Cindy Cordova and her team offer an array of body relaxing therapies at Bastrop’s Cherry Blossoms Spa. Cordova also goes the extra mile in reaching out a warmhearted hand to her clients, a philosophy she’s adhered to for the decade she’s been in business in Bastrop.

Bastrop Economic Development Corporation Presents New Republic Studios

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Bastrop Economic Development Corporation

In a headline, Austin Chronicle asks “Can New Republic Studios be a Game Changer for Austin?” The answer, “of course!” Learn more about New Republic Studios, located in Bastrop County, in this video.

Five Questions: Youth Career Day 2019 with the BEDC’s Jean Riemenschneider

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By Terry Hagerty – Contributing writer/photographer

Representatives from local companies present at Youth Career Day 2019 provide Bastrop High School, Cedar Creek High School and Colorado River Collegiate Academy juniors and seniors with valuable career advice. We spoke with Jean Riemenschneider, project manager and education workforce coordinator for the Bastrop Economic Development Corporation, which helped initiate the event in 2015.

1) When/where will Youth Career Day 2019 be held?

Meet the BearTecs

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Bastrop Economic Development Corporation

Meet the "BearTecs," Bastrop High School's small but mighty robotics team. In this video, learn how robotics gives students real-world engineering experience in a society where the future is now.

Five Questions: Meet Susan Smith, Visit Bastrop CEO

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By Terry Hagerty – Contributing writer/photographer

Susan Smith, President/CEO of Visit Bastrop, recently sat down with the BEDC for an interview at her cozy office in the City’s historic Laake House, next to the Convention Center. Smith said Bastrop felt like “home” when she was first interviewing here for the job, a key factor in her moving to the Lone Star State from wintry New England.

1) What brought you to Bastrop? 

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