College Station is nation’s sixth-fastest growing city

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 4th in terms of midsize-city growth. Read more

Podcast: Is This A Thing? Krispy Kreme, Lululemon and Spice World

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 Spice World

Podcast: Jones Crossing H-E-B built for technology – and pizza

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.

Listen to the Podcast: Jones Crossing H-E-B built for technology – and pizza

 

Podcast: How the At Home deal was sealed

Home decor superstore At Home has announced it will occupy the property that was formerly Gander Mountain on Earl Rudder Freeway in College Station. That’s great news for consumers, but also for those in the economic development business since empty box stores along a major highway is not the image you prefer.

 

On this edition of Is This A Thing?, College Station’s Economic Development Director Natalie Ruiz and Oldham Goodwin Group EVP Clint Oldham talk about how the At Home deal came about, how fragile this deal – and all eco-devo deals, to be honest – really was, and how retail attitudes are no longer cowering from The Amazon Effect.

 

 

At Home superstore moving into old Gander Mountain building

A new business is moving into the old Gander Mountain building on Highway 6 in College Station.

At Home is a big box retail chain specializing in home decor products based in Plano.

Formerly known as Garden Ridge, the specialty stores carry more than 50,000 unique items across broad product categories including furniture, garden, home textiles, housewares, patio, rugs, seasonal decor, tabletop decor, and wall decor.

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TOP GOLF

Top Golf

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Thank you for considering College Station, Texas as your next retail location. We believe that our community is well positioned for the future and would be a great addition to your company’s portfolio.

A University Community

College Station is home to Texas A&M University, one of the nation’s largest public collegiate institutions and flagship campus to the Texas A&M University System. A&M’s global footprint helps supply our community with a healthy mix of race, culture and nationality that reflect the unique tradition and vibrant spirit of this special place.

How We Compare

Ranked No. 1 in Texas on Forbes’ list of Best Small Places for Business and Careers in 2015, College Station has also been recognized as one of the nation’s best places for jobs, families and retirees. In addition, the city has been named America’s No. 1 college town and was a finalist for the nation’s friendliest. With a population closing in on 107,000, it is the largest city in the metropolitan area and boasts the fifth-lowest property tax rate in the state among similar-sized communities.

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GAP OUTLET

GAP Outlet

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Thank you for considering College Station, Texas as your next retail location. We believe that our community is well positioned for the future and would be a great addition to your company’s portfolio.

A University Community

College Station is home to Texas A&M University, one of the nation’s largest public collegiate institutions and flagship campus to the Texas A&M University System. A&M’s global footprint helps supply our community with a healthy mix of race, culture and nationality that reflect the unique tradition and vibrant spirit of this special place.

How We Compare

Ranked No. 1 in Texas on Forbes’ list of Best Small Places for Business and Careers in 2015, College Station has also been recognized as one of the nation’s best places for jobs, families and retirees. In addition, the city has been named America’s No. 1 college town and was a finalist for the nation’s friendliest. With a population closing in on 107,000, it is the largest city in the metropolitan area and boasts the fifth-lowest property tax rate in the state among similar-sized communities.

Our Data

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Potential Sites

DAVE & BUSTER’S

Dave & Buster's

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Thank you for considering College Station, Texas as your next retail location. We believe that our community is well positioned for the future and would be a great addition to your company’s portfolio.

A University Community

College Station is home to Texas A&M University, one of the nation’s largest public collegiate institutions and flagship campus to the Texas A&M University System. A&M’s global footprint helps supply our community with a healthy mix of race, culture and nationality that reflect the unique tradition and vibrant spirit of this special place.

How We Compare

Ranked No. 1 in Texas on Forbes’ list of Best Small Places for Business and Careers in 2015, College Station has also been recognized as one of the nation’s best places for jobs, families and retirees. In addition, the city has been named America’s No. 1 college town and was a finalist for the nation’s friendliest. With a population closing in on 107,000, it is the largest city in the metropolitan area and boasts the fifth-lowest property tax rate in the state among similar-sized communities.

Our Data

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Potential Sites

CORNER BAKERY CAFE

Corner Bakery Cafe

Welcome!

Thank you for considering College Station, Texas as your next retail location. We believe that our community is well positioned for the future and would be a great addition to your company’s portfolio.

A University Community

College Station is home to Texas A&M University, one of the nation’s largest public collegiate institutions and flagship campus to the Texas A&M University System. A&M’s global footprint helps supply our community with a healthy mix of race, culture and nationality that reflect the unique tradition and vibrant spirit of this special place.

How We Compare

Ranked No. 1 in Texas on Forbes’ list of Best Small Places for Business and Careers in 2015, College Station has also been recognized as one of the nation’s best places for jobs, families and retirees. In addition, the city has been named America’s No. 1 college town and was a finalist for the nation’s friendliest. With a population closing in on 107,000, it is the largest city in the metropolitan area and boasts the fifth-lowest property tax rate in the state among similar-sized communities.

Our Data

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Potential Sites

BUC-EE’S

Buc-ee's

Welcome!

Thank you for considering College Station, Texas as your next retail location. We believe that our community is well positioned for the future and would be a great addition to your company’s portfolio.

A University Community

College Station is home to Texas A&M University, one of the nation’s largest public collegiate institutions and flagship campus to the Texas A&M University System. A&M’s global footprint helps supply our community with a healthy mix of race, culture and nationality that reflect the unique tradition and vibrant spirit of this special place.

How We Compare

Ranked No. 1 in Texas on Forbes’ list of Best Small Places for Business and Careers in 2015, College Station has also been recognized as one of the nation’s best places for jobs, families and retirees. In addition, the city has been named America’s No. 1 college town and was a finalist for the nation’s friendliest. With a population closing in on 107,000, it is the largest city in the metropolitan area and boasts the fifth-lowest property tax rate in the state among similar-sized communities.

Our Data

*provided by The Retail Coach, LLC

Potential Sites