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By Brandon Mulder | Tue, 04/23/2019 - 00:00

When Zoho Corp. announced earlier this month that it was moving its headquarters to a campus along Texas 71 in eastern Travis County, fortune smiled on Bastrop.

Economic development experts have forecast that the Texas 71 corridor between Austin and Bastrop will be the next land of opportunity for business, and when Zoho Corp. decided to relocate to the 375-acre property along the highway, the forecasts were confirmed, said Bastrop Economic Development Corporation director Mike Kamerlander.

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By Staff Report | Fri, 04/19/2019 - 10:00

Juniors and seniors from Bastrop and Cedar Creek high schools as well as from Colorado River Collegiate Academy met with Bastrop-area companies on April 12 to learn career advice at the 2019 Youth Career Day at the Jerry Fay Wilhelm Performing Arts Center.

The event, which is in its sixth year and was organized by the Bastrop Economic Development Corporation, Bastrop Chamber of Commerce, Bastrop school district, city of Bastrop and Workforce Solutions Rural Capital Area, hosted about 600 students,... Read More

By Brandon Mulder | Thu, 04/18/2019 - 17:55

The Bastrop City Council put some finishing touches on the soon-to-be-launched pilot program that will allow food trucks, trailers and mobile eateries to operate within the city.

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By Bastrop Economic Development Corporation | Mon, 04/08/2019 - 00:00


600 high school juniors and seniors expected to attend

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By KVUE News | Tue, 04/02/2019 - 10:22

Downtown Bastrop named one of the "great places in Texas" by the American Planning Association - Texas chapter. Great Places in Texas recognizes our state's neighborhoods, streets, and public spaces – and celebrates how planning plays a vital role where we live, work, and play. In this KVUE piece, hear directly from the people on why Bastrop is such a great place to live, work and shop.

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By Andy Sevilla | Tue, 04/02/2019 - 08:44

Bastrop was named one of six “Great Places in Texas” in 2019 for its downtown neighborhood by the state chapter of the American Planning Association.

Communities included in the Great Places in Texas list exemplify exceptional character and highlight the role planners and planning play in creating communities of lasting value, the Texas chapter of the APA said in its announcement Monday.

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By Andy Sevilla | Tue, 03/19/2019 - 13:56

A construction milestone was celebrated Monday for the Ascension Seton Bastrop Hospital after the last structural beam was placed on the future 40,000-square-foot medical center.

The Beck Group, the collaborative team helping design and build the hospital, held a ceremony Monday to celebrate the hospital’s “topping out,” or placement of the last structural beam.

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By Andy Sevilla | Mon, 01/28/2019 - 08:27

Constructing the extension of Agnes Street from Texas 304 to Hasler Boulevard would create a secondary east to west connection south of Texas 71 and open up possibilities for commercial or residential development along the new roadway, officials are claiming as the city competes for a grant from the Economic Development Administration.

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By Andy Sevilla | Wed, 01/02/2019 - 10:11

The Bastrop Economic Development Corporation helped attract 107 jobs in 2018, the corporation’s executive director told the Advertiser.

The BEDC helped advance six projects that brought or will bring new jobs to Bastrop, BEDC Executive Director Mike Kamerlander said, such as by funding a road extension to serve as an access point to a neighborhood hospital or by helping the businesses navigate through the city’s permitting process.

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By Bastrop Economic Development Corporation | Wed, 12/26/2018 - 10:14
New communications leader brings 13 years of diverse public relations experience

BASTROP, Texas (December 26, 2018) – Bastrop Economic Development Corporation (BEDC) recently hired Phallan Davis as its first marketing and communications manager. Davis will develop and lead an integrated internal and external communications strategy to advance BEDC's image and brand.

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