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College Station-Bryan among nation’s best for job growth

College Station-Bryan hits the list at no. 5.

The full story from Governing.com is at this link, but a key excerpt is:

Many of the hardest-hit regions over the decade, such as Rockford and Binghamton, are either manufacturing centers or home to a single industry. By contrast, regions with the top employment gains were college towns or those supported by tech or energy firms. 

Largest Metro Job Losses Top Job Growth Rates
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ -10.7% Austin-Round Rock, TX 31.9%
Binghamton, NY -8.6% Provo-Orem, UT 30.8%
Shreveport-Bossier City, LA -8.0% Greeley, CO 25.5%
Lafayette, LA -7.2% Lake Charles, LA 24.2%
Rockford, IL -6.8% College Station-Bryan, TX 23.3%
Peoria, IL -6.8% Nashville-Davidson, TN 23.2%
Fort Smith, AR-OK -6.6% Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO 23.1%
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC -6.3% Fort Collins, CO 22.8%
Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH -6.0% San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 22.7%
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA -6.0% Fargo, ND-MN 20.3%

Four new tenants announced for upcoming Century Square project

The roster of tenants filling out College Station’s forthcoming Century Square added four new members Thursday, including a mix of local and national businesses.

Texas A&M in College Station ranked no. 39 on Safest Colleges in America list

Alarms.org has released its 2017 rankings of Safest Colleges in America. Texas A&M University’s College Station campus is listed as the nation’s 39th-safest campus.

Groundbreaking of $70 Million RELLIS Building

WTAW – The first of nine buildings as part of a $300 million dollar conversion of the former Texas A& M Riverside campus is officially underway. Groundbreaking took place Monday on the $70 million dollar Center for Infrastructure Renewal. System chancellor John Sharp says it’s only the second facility of its type in the country.

Lockheed Martin, Texas A&M Team Up On F-35 Production

Texas A&M Today – Preparing for the take off of faster production, Lockheed Martin and the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Texas A&M University are investigating the use of advanced industrial engineering tools and procedures to study F-35 rate production.

A&M Researchers Unveil Freight Delivery Without Trucks

The Texas Tribune – Back in 1998, the federal government asked the Texas A&M Transportation Institute to find a way of moving freight that didn’t use trucks on highways. Eighteen years later, the researchers debuted the first Freight Shuttle System prototype on Friday.

Texas A&M selected to participate in nationwide fossil-fuel efficiency project

The Eagle &endash; Texas A&M University is one of nine schools nationwide to be selected by the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory to contribute to a $20 million project aimed at improving the usage of fossil fuels.

Texas A&M CIADM selected to assist in continued development of new anthrax vaccine

The Texas A&M Center for Innovation in Advanced Development and Manufacturing (CIADM), dedicated to developing and manufacturing drugs and vaccines for emergencies, will produce an intranasal anthrax vaccine candidate under a task order issued by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). This is the first task order issued to the Texas A&M center and will enhance protection from anthrax disease.

Texas A&M System Announces $150 Million Research Campus and Education Center

Texas A&M System – John Sharp, Chancellor of The Texas A&M University System, unveiled plans to invest $150 million to create a new research and development campus to help companies move ideas from the laboratory to the marketplace while also offering a new path toward a college degree.

Texas A&M students win Rice Business Plan Competition

Houston Chronicle – TriFusion Devices from Texas A&M University won nearly $400,000 in cash and prizes as the grand prize winner of the 2016 Rice Business Plan Competition.