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The Cities Creating The Most High-Wage Jobs

“…we may also see the shift of some business to small and mid-sized cities, which constituted 10 of the top 12 fastest growing areas for business service jobs, led by such diverse places as Wausau, Wisc., Monroe, Mich., and College Station, Texas.”

Small Business

College Station and the surrounding community provide a variety of resources to grow and sustain success in small business operations. Below are just some of the services offered in the Brazos Valley.


Research Valley Small Business Development Center

Small Business Development Centers provide free business consulting and affordable training seminars to small and medium-sized business owners and managers. Consultants are available to help businesses develop strategies, attract customers, increase sales and improve productivity and profitability.
Learn more

Brazos Valley Financial Fitness Center

With help from volunteer financial professionals, individuals and families are taught how to develop healthy financial habits, build or increase savings, acquire assets, and plan for the future.
Learn more

Brazos Valley Community Loan Center

The CLC was created to provide a sustainable alternative to high-cost, short-term consumer loans offered by private lenders. Under a grant from JPMorgan Chase, personal loans of up to $1,000 are offered to the employees of participating businesses.
Learn more

Research Valley Innovation Center RVIC

The Research Valley Innovation Center (RVIC) is a nonprofit 501c(3) corporation formed by The Research Valley Partnership, Inc. (RVP) for the advancement of science, education, entrepreneurship and innovation. The RVIC works in collaboration with Texas A&M University System components headquartered in Brazos County, Texas, the Bryan-College Station community, and private industry.
Learn more

Skills for Small Business

Through the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC), up to $2 million is dedicated to small businesses with fewer than 100 employees for training offered through either a local community or technical college, or the Texas Engineering Extension Service. TWC manages the college application process to fund specific courses selected by the businesses to train new workers and upgrade the skills of incumbent workers.
Learn more

Startup Aggieland

Startup Aggieland is a student-designed business incubator, accelerator and co-working space. We help qualified student-owned startups leverage Texas A&M University resources and private support without relinquishing equity ownership in their companies.
Learn more

Texas Manufacturing Assistance Center

Hosted at TEEX, TMAC offers manufacturers extensive opportunities to advance business profitability in skills training, business process analysis and practices to boost productivity, regulation-required training, supply chain development and strengthening, and product innovation.
Learn more

Workforce Solutions Brazos Valley

Brazos Valley businesses are eligible to receive a variety of specialized services including: job posting databases; skills matching assistance for employees; skill level evaluation for job seekers; labor market information for employers; tax credit application assistance; job fairs; and post-layoff rapid response services.
Learn more

Forbes ranks B-CS No. 2 nationally for business, careers

Bryan-College Station is ranked No. 2 nationally and No. 1 in Texas on Forbes’ 2014 list of the Best Small Places for Business and Careers. No other Texas city ranks in the top 35.

In compiling the list, Forbes considered 12 factors related to jobs, business costs, living costs, income growth, quality of life and education. Forbes used data from Moody’s Analytics, the U.S. Census and Sperling’s BestPlaces.

Forbes ranks B-CS No. 8 in job growth, No. 17 in education and No. 22 in cost of doing business.

The ranking is the highest for Bryan-College Station on Forbes’ annual list, which includes cities with populations under 250,000. This is the fourth straight year the community has ranked in the top 10. B-CS was ranked No. 5 last year, No. 6 in 2012, and No. 9 in 2011.

Four Texas cities made Forbes’ best large metros list – No. 13 Dallas, No. 15 Houston, No. 16 San Antonio and No. 19 Austin. All are located within a three-hour drive of B-CS.

Forbes’ Top 10 Small U.S. Cities for Business and Careers

(250,000 pop. or less)

  1. Fargo, N.D.
  2. College Station, Texas
  3. Mankato, Minn.
  4. Logan, Utah
  5. Sioux Falls, S.D.
  6. Columbia, Mo.
  7. Palm Coast, Fla.
  8. Dubuque, Iowa
  9. Lafayette, Ind.
  10. Auburn, Ala.
Forbes’ Top 10 Small Texas Cities for Business and Careers

(250,000 pop. or less / National Rank)

  1. College Station (2)
  2. Amarillo (38)
  3. San Angelo (43)
  4. Longview (49)
  5. Waco (53)
  6. Midland (62)
  7. Longview (72)
  8. Tyler (79)
  9. Odessa (80)
  10. Sherman (86)
National Recognition

The Bryan-College Station area has received national recognition in a variety of economic and social categories since 2010. For a complete list, go to cstx.gov.

 

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The Cities Creating The Most High-Wage Jobs

“…we may also see the shift of some business to small and mid-sized cities, which constituted 10 of the top 12 fastest growing areas for business service jobs, led by such diverse places as Wausau, Wisc., Monroe, Mich., and College Station, Texas.”

Small Business

College Station and the surrounding community provide a variety of resources to grow and sustain success in small business operations. Below are just some of the services offered in the Brazos Valley.


Research Valley Small Business Development Center

Small Business Development Centers provide free business consulting and affordable training seminars to small and medium-sized business owners and managers. Consultants are available to help businesses develop strategies, attract customers, increase sales and improve productivity and profitability.
Learn more

Brazos Valley Financial Fitness Center

With help from volunteer financial professionals, individuals and families are taught how to develop healthy financial habits, build or increase savings, acquire assets, and plan for the future.
Learn more

Brazos Valley Community Loan Center

The CLC was created to provide a sustainable alternative to high-cost, short-term consumer loans offered by private lenders. Under a grant from JPMorgan Chase, personal loans of up to $1,000 are offered to the employees of participating businesses.
Learn more

Research Valley Innovation Center RVIC

The Research Valley Innovation Center (RVIC) is a nonprofit 501c(3) corporation formed by The Research Valley Partnership, Inc. (RVP) for the advancement of science, education, entrepreneurship and innovation. The RVIC works in collaboration with Texas A&M University System components headquartered in Brazos County, Texas, the Bryan-College Station community, and private industry.
Learn more

Skills for Small Business

Through the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC), up to $2 million is dedicated to small businesses with fewer than 100 employees for training offered through either a local community or technical college, or the Texas Engineering Extension Service. TWC manages the college application process to fund specific courses selected by the businesses to train new workers and upgrade the skills of incumbent workers.
Learn more

Startup Aggieland

Startup Aggieland is a student-designed business incubator, accelerator and co-working space. We help qualified student-owned startups leverage Texas A&M University resources and private support without relinquishing equity ownership in their companies.
Learn more

Texas Manufacturing Assistance Center

Hosted at TEEX, TMAC offers manufacturers extensive opportunities to advance business profitability in skills training, business process analysis and practices to boost productivity, regulation-required training, supply chain development and strengthening, and product innovation.
Learn more

Workforce Solutions Brazos Valley

Brazos Valley businesses are eligible to receive a variety of specialized services including: job posting databases; skills matching assistance for employees; skill level evaluation for job seekers; labor market information for employers; tax credit application assistance; job fairs; and post-layoff rapid response services.
Learn more

Forbes ranks B-CS No. 2 nationally for business, careers

Bryan-College Station is ranked No. 2 nationally and No. 1 in Texas on Forbes’ 2014 list of the Best Small Places for Business and Careers. No other Texas city ranks in the top 35.

In compiling the list, Forbes considered 12 factors related to jobs, business costs, living costs, income growth, quality of life and education. Forbes used data from Moody’s Analytics, the U.S. Census and Sperling’s BestPlaces.

Forbes ranks B-CS No. 8 in job growth, No. 17 in education and No. 22 in cost of doing business.

The ranking is the highest for Bryan-College Station on Forbes’ annual list, which includes cities with populations under 250,000. This is the fourth straight year the community has ranked in the top 10. B-CS was ranked No. 5 last year, No. 6 in 2012, and No. 9 in 2011.

Four Texas cities made Forbes’ best large metros list – No. 13 Dallas, No. 15 Houston, No. 16 San Antonio and No. 19 Austin. All are located within a three-hour drive of B-CS.

Forbes’ Top 10 Small U.S. Cities for Business and Careers

(250,000 pop. or less)

  1. Fargo, N.D.
  2. College Station, Texas
  3. Mankato, Minn.
  4. Logan, Utah
  5. Sioux Falls, S.D.
  6. Columbia, Mo.
  7. Palm Coast, Fla.
  8. Dubuque, Iowa
  9. Lafayette, Ind.
  10. Auburn, Ala.
Forbes’ Top 10 Small Texas Cities for Business and Careers

(250,000 pop. or less / National Rank)

  1. College Station (2)
  2. Amarillo (38)
  3. San Angelo (43)
  4. Longview (49)
  5. Waco (53)
  6. Midland (62)
  7. Longview (72)
  8. Tyler (79)
  9. Odessa (80)
  10. Sherman (86)
National Recognition

The Bryan-College Station area has received national recognition in a variety of economic and social categories since 2010. For a complete list, go to cstx.gov.

 

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