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By Andy Sevilla | Thu, 02/20/2020 - 17:01

The city of Bastrop held a groundbreaking ceremony Feb. 14 at Ferry Park for the Main Street Rehabilitation Project, which will improve the roadway and its sidewalks downtown.

The project is aimed at improving sidewalks along Main Street from Farm to Chestnut streets, as well as from Spring to Water streets. The roadway will also be resurfaced from Spring to Water streets, officials said.

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By Brandon Mulder | Thu, 02/06/2020 - 08:05

The city of Bastrop has begun crafting a permanent food truck ordinance modeled after its six-month pilot program, with the goal of encouraging culinary entrepreneurship in the city.

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By Sammy Turner (KVUE) and Luis de Leon | Tue, 01/28/2020 - 11:19

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By Brandon Mulder | Tue, 01/21/2020 - 12:59

The city of Bastrop has a workforce problem.

That’s the primary takeaway from a study released last week commissioned by the Bastrop Economic Development Corporation.

After a series of focus groups and online surveys distributed to the region’s small business owners, large employers, nonprofits, government officials and real estate developers, the economic development consulting firm Garner Economics found two major complaints about Bastrop: lack of skilled labor and little job training programs... Read More

By Brandon Mulder | Tue, 01/07/2020 - 11:45

Bastrop County earned a berth on a top 10 list of fastest-growing local economies of 2019, according to a recent study.

The financial technology company SmartAsset ranks Bastrop County seventh on its list of counties experiencing the highest rates of business growth in 2019. The study determined Bastrop County experienced a 14% growth in business last year, as determined by GDP growth, the number... Read More

By Cameron Cox - Bastrop Economic Development Corporation | Sun, 12/22/2019 - 00:00

The Bastrop Economic Development Corporation is a powerful tool for growth and business development. As the new chief executive officer of the BEDC, it is my intent and vision to see the city of Bastrop grow strategically and develop intelligently with the help of the chamber, city and the county. We must all work together to positively impact this area commercially.

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By Brandon Mulder - Bastrop Advertiser | Thu, 12/19/2019 - 14:00

The Ascension Seton healthcare provider on Tuesday announced the grand opening of its Bastrop “neighborhood hospital,” the $30 million medical campus that will serve the Bastrop County area.

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By Brandon Mulder - Bastrop Advertiser | Thu, 12/12/2019 - 15:01

Bastrop’s Main Street Rehabilitation project is teed up to break ground early next year after the City Council approved a construction contract Tuesday night.

The council accepted a $1.75 million bid from Muniz Concrete and Contracting, a bid that was about $150,000 lower than what the city’s consultants originally estimated.

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By Andy Sevilla | Tue, 11/05/2019 - 16:06

The Bastrop Economic Development Corporation has hired its attorney to serve as its executive director after the departure of Mike Kamerlander.

Cameron Cox, a senior associate with Denton, Navarro, Rocha, Bernal & Zech who had served as the BEDC’s legal counsel for about a year and a half, began his role as executive director Oct 22. Cox has resigned from the law firm and will only work as the BEDC’s executive director.

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By Bastrop Economic Development Corporation | Mon, 10/28/2019 - 13:11


Jean Riemenschneider graduated from the University of Oklahoma Economic Development Institute on October 24, 2019 at the OU EDI Fall session held in Denver, Colorado.

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