Entries by Colin Killian

Annual Inside BCS event offers crash course on local topics

The Chamber of Commerce’s annual Inside BCS all-day event Wednesday gave community members and local business leaders a chance to learn more about K-12 education, higher education, local and county government, economic development, health care, communication and criminal justice in the area. Brazos Valley Economic Development Corporation President and CEO Matt Prochaska noted during the […]

College Station ranked as 18th most affordable U.S. city to live and work

BusinessStudent.com, wanted to see which areas of the country, and which specific cities in those areas, give business professionals the biggest bang for the buck. They compared the highest quoted salaries from over 100 business-related jobs on Indeed.com to average rent for a two-bedroom apartment across America from Rentjungle.com and came up with the top 25 most affordable cities […]

1 Million Cups community celebrates first year

Brazos Valley entrepreneurs are spending one morning a week exchanging ideas as part of a national program designed to improve business ecosystems. On February 20, 2019, the College Station “community”of 1 Million Cups celebrated its first year of gatherings. Each Wednesday at 8:15AM, Startup Aggieland’s offices in Texas A&M University’s Research Park play host to a presentation, […]

College Station rated among nation’s 10 healthiest cities

College Station is among four college towns ranked among the nation’s 10 healthiest cities by The 500 Cities Project, a joint effort of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The other college towns in the top 10 are Boulder, Colorado; Provo, Utah; and Irvine, California. 500 Cities […]

College Station’s average rent fell by 1.7 percent in last year, the fifth biggest drop in the U.S.

RENTCafe‘s Apartment Market Report for January shows that the average rent in College Station declined by 1.7 percent since January 2018, the fifth largest drop in the country. The number was the second biggest decline among small cities. Nationally, the average rent rose by 3.3 percent in the last year. Read the story: The National […]

Milken names B-CS best-performing small metro in Texas

The Milken Institute, a non-profit think tank located in California, has rated the College Station-Bryan as the best performing small metro in Texas for 2018. The B-CS area ranked No. 22 nationally. The only other small Texas metros in the top 100 are Sherman-Denison (47), Tyler (65), Midland (67) and Amarillo (95). The Milken Institute’s Best-Performing […]

Growth focus of Chamber’s annual economic outlook conference

“Cautious optimism” was the overall forecast for the local economy given Wednesday during the Bryan-College Station Chamber of Commerce’s annual Economic Outlook Conference. Leaders in education, local government, economic development and tourism touted the new jobs, schools, businesses, housing and other markers of growth the area has seen in response to the climbing population, thanks […]