All Up in Your Business Podcast: Walk-On’s

Who better to open a Walk-On’s Sports Bistreaux in College Station than a former Texas A&M football team walk-on? In this episode of the All Up in Your Business podcast, Cory and Jenny Davis talk about how College Station was the only city they ever considered for their business.

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Economic Index: BCS economy sees 10th straight month of growth

The Bryan-College Station economy has experienced 10 consecutive months of growth, with the local unemployment rate still near historic lows, according to a Texas A&M-produced economic index.

The Private Enterprise Research Center released its monthly area Business Cycle Index last week. Dennis Jansen, the center’s executive director, and associate executive director Andy Rettenmaier said Friday that the Bryan-College Station economy has doubled since 2001.

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B/CS area has second fastest-growing GDP in state

The Bryan-College Station Metropolitan Statistical Area has the second fastest-growing Gross Domestic Product in the state.

New economic indicators from the Texas A&M Private Enterprise Research Center show our area’s Gross Domestic Product was $13.3 billion in 2018.

It’s the second leader in the state for GDP growth behind the Austin- Round Rock-Georgetown metro.

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College Station named among top boomtowns in America

College Station is the 16th top boomtown in America in 2019, according to Smart Asset, which looked at data for the 500 largest cities, including population change, unemployment rate, GDP growth rate, business growth, housing growth and change in household income.

 

FUJIFILM Diosynth to expand in College Station

As a part of a capital investment of approximately $120 million in the gene therapy field by FUJIFILM Corporation, an investment of approximately $55 million will be made to establish a new Gene Therapy Innovation Center adjacent to FDB’s existing state-of-the-art cGMP gene therapy manufacturing facility in College Station.

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Forbes: College Station No. 2 in U.S. for business, careers

College Station ranks No. 2 nationally and No. 1 in Texas on Forbes’ 2019 list of the Best Small Places for Business and Careers.

Forbes also has College Station as the 13th best in the nation for the cost of doing business and No. 22 for job growth. College Station was No. 1 in Texas for education.

The Best Small Places for Business and Careers (Forbes)

 

 

Podcast: College Station eco-devo 101

We hear it all the time: “Hey, College Station, how come you don’t bring a [fill in the blank] to town?” The other side of that is, “Hey, bozos, why do you keep bringing more [fill in the blank] to our city?”

In this podcast, Economic Development Director Natalie Ruiz and Public Communications Director Jay Socol explore those questions, as well as some things about Post Oak Mall you may not know. Read more

Economic index: Numbers for Bryan-College Station defy recession worries

The Bryan-College Station economy continues to grow despite national fears of an economic slowdown, according to a local index that measures a number of indicators and factors.

At 2.7%, the local unemployment rate reached an all-time low for the second consecutive month, according to the College Station-Bryan Business-Cycle Index, which is released monthly by the Private Enterprise Research Center (PERC) at Texas A&M. The index also shared data on the local health care industry.

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Bryan-College Station jobless rate falls to record low 2.8%

The unemployment rate in the Bryan-College Station metro area has reached an all-time low at 2.8%, according to a locally produced index that measures a number of economic factors and indicators.

The College Station-Bryan Business-Cycle Index, which is released monthly by the Private Enterprise Research Center at Texas A&M, grew by 0.47% between April and May, a robust annualized rate of 5.8%. The index has a lag time of about two months.

The monthly report also shared data suggesting that the B-CS metro area has a lower percentage of residents 65 or older than any other large metropolitan area in the state.

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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 economic development discussion that a Belgium company called the triangle “magic.”

With a $22.6 billion gross market value in 2017 — and the 2018 numbers still to come — and a historic low unemployment rate of 2.8%, he said, the area is being included in benchmarks with Houston, Dallas, Austin and San Antonio like never before, attracting national and international attention.

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Annual Inside BCS event offers crash course on local topics