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'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.

Why Workforce Housing is Critical to Bastrop

Bastrop's City Manager and Mayor discuss why workforce housing is critical to Bastrop's future.

Small Business Saturday huge hit in Bastrop

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By Terry Hagerty – Contributing writer/photographer

Downtown Bastrop was alive on November 25th with Small Business Saturday, in conjunction with the second annual Wassail Fest, the official kick-off to the 2017 Lost Pines Christmas holiday season in Bastrop.

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.

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