“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 […]
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The Brazos Valley housing market is looking up for buyers and sellers in 2019.
The Bryan-College Station area’s economy continues to hum along, according to an index that measures a number of economic factors and metrics. The metro area’s unemployment rate, at 2.9 percent, is tied for the lowest rate of the century in the rapidly growing region. Employment has neared an all-time high of about 120,000 jobs The […]
CALDWELL, Texas (AP) — Three years ago, Allen Startz found himself in an unwanted kinship with thousands of other oilfield workers in South Texas’ Eagle Ford shale — laid off with few prospects nearby. The Houston Chronicle reports he left his home in Bryan to work in the Permian Basin in West Texas, making plenty of money, but growing […]
To determine where the most rapid local economic growth occurred over a period of seven years, WalletHub compared 515 U.S. cities across 15 key metrics. The dataset ranges from population growth to college-educated population growth to unemployment rate decrease. In addition, they produced a separate ranking by city size. College Station ranks 6th overall and […]
By Julia Campbell, Move.org College Station has a lot going for it, like Texas A&M University and the famous George Bush Presidential Library and Museum. Maybe that’s why this college town compelled 12,035 people between the ages of fifty to sixty-five years old to move into its boundaries in 2017.
Jennifer Prochazka will be the next director of College Station’s Planning & Development Services Department, Interim City Manager Jeff Capps announced Friday. Prochazka has been with the City of College Station for 18 years. She has served as the city’s economic development manager since 2016, but held a variety of positions in long-range planning and […]
People are spending their money, staying in hotels and buying things such as cars and houses in Bryan-College Station — all indicators that point toward a healthy local economy. Karr Ingham, an Amarillo-based economist who spoke to attendees at the Bryan/College Station Chamber of Commerce’s economic outlook briefing Wednesday, said the area has experienced an “extraordinary” […]
Episode 8 of “Is This A Thing?” finds College Station Economic Development Director Natalie Ruiz talking about the status of some restaurants and businesses you’ve heard about for a while, plus new trends that are showing interest in College Station, such as “entertainment uses.” Listen to the Podcast: Is This A Thing? Krispy Kreme, Lululemon and […]
H-E-B’s newest store in College Station is set to open Sept. 12, and there will be striking differences when compared to locations at Holleman Drive and at Tower Point. In this edition of the podcast, H-E-B Area Community Coordinator Diane Besosa talks about everything from app-based shopping/checkout to the restaurant that will be located inside. […]