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College Station City Council takes first look at proposed budget for FY25 (KBTX, July 9)
07/10/2024
The College Station City Council took its first look at the proposed $540 million budget for Fiscal Year 2025 during a special meeting on Monday.
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Construction at Century Square is attracting more customers for on-site businesses
07/10/2024
You may have seen the construction in front of Century Square when you’re driving past on University Drive and that’s because Century Square is in Phase II of construction.
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Dimassi's Mediterranean Buffet and Houston Hot Chicken coming to Century Square
07/10/2024
Century Square will add two new restaurants with its newest phase of construction as Dimassi’s Mediterranean Buffet and Houston Hot Chicken make their way to the Brazos Valley.
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George Strait's Show at Kyle Field Saturday breaks U.S. Record for Concert Attendance
06/20/2024
George Strait, along with two opening acts, packed ‘em into Kyle Field in College Station Saturday in what became a record-breaking performance.
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Second McAlister’s to Open in College Station this August
06/20/2024
Asecond McAlister’s Deli location is scheduled to open in College Station at 3915 Texas 6 in August, restaurant officials announced Thursday.
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Brazos County leaders talk semiconductors, more with Japanese executives
06/20/2024
Flying from Texas to Japan, the Brazos Valley Economic Development Corporation recently took city leaders on a delegation trip to discuss possible international business opportunities and pitch what makes the Brazos County worth investing in.
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The 10 Best Places to Live in Texas in 2024
06/20/2024
Texas is big. Big landscapes, big cities, and big personalities define the southern state, along with a southern culture that values progress and tradition.
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Brazos County Businesses Remain Optimistic Despite Broad Economic Concerns
06/20/2024
The majority of businesses in Brazos County expect local economic growth and higher sales over the next year despite lingering concerns regarding the national economy, according to results from a recent Bryan/College Station Chamber of Commerce survey.
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College Station sees major economic bump during Mexico-Brazil friendly at Kyle Field
06/20/2024
While business is typically slow in the summer, when some 70,000 students leave campus, the city of College Station saw a boom in tourism thanks to the international Mexico versus Brazil soccer match over the weekend.
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College Station named one of the Safest and Most Affordable City for Families to Live in the U.S.
06/20/2024
With inflation driving the cost of living up and high real estate values keeping many people from owning a home, it is no wonder many Americans, especially families, are seeking to relocate to communities that offer a good balance of affordability and quality of life.
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What's Up College Station? Summer Events
College Station’s Summer Events and Travel Destination Honors
06/03/2024
In this episode of “What’s Up, College Station?” Marketing Coordinator Grace Hallowell talks with Tourism Manager Jeremiah Cook about College Station’s recent recognition as a top travel destination by TripAdvisor.
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PopStroke Announces Groundbreaking Ceremony for College Station Venue
05/30/2024
PopStroke Entertainment Group, the leading mini-golf and entertainment brand, is excited to announce the groundbreaking ceremony for its new College Station location on June 6 at 9 a.m.
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College Station named 2nd Fastest Growing Domestic Travel Destination
05/22/2024
TripAdvisor, a leading online marketplace offering extensive travel guidance, has recognized the City of College Station as a top destination in its 2024 Summer Travel Index.
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What’s Up? Video: National Economic Development Week in College Station
05/07/2024
In this episode of “What’s Up, College Station?” Marketing Coordinator Grace Hallowell and Brian Piscacek, Assistant Director of Economic Development visit about the importance of National Economic Development Week for College Station.
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New Drury Hotel making fast progress on University Drive
05/01/2024
Drury Hotels’ newest hotel is under construction in College Station at 701 University Drive.
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REI Co-op to open in College Station in Fall 2024
05/01/2024
Specialty outdoor retailer REI Co-op will open a store in College Station in fall 2024, less than a half mile from Texas A&M University.
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Joint Venture to Break Ground on 873-Bed Community Near Texas A&M University
05/01/2024
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (Student Housing Business)—A joint venture between Harrison Street, The Dinerstein Cos., and Up Campus Student Living is set to break ground on an 873-bed student housing development near the Texas A&M University campus in College Station.
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Small Business Week recognizes immense value small businesses bring to our community
04/30/2024
Small businesses create jobs, increase city revenues, and contribute to communities in countless other ways. In recognition of Small Business Week, the U.S. Small Business Administration offers a free virtual summit on Tuesday and Wednesday, featuring presentations, mentoring, and networking opportunities.
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Texas Semiconductor Innovation Fund (TSIF) Applications
04/09/2024
The TSIF will provide grants and matching funds to eligible entities for semiconductor research, manufacturing and design projects. Eligible entities include state entities, including institutions of higher education, and private businesses planning new or expanded semiconductor manufacturing and design projects.
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College Station-Bryan Appears in Top 30 of Most Dynamic Metropolitans Ranking for First Time
04/03/2024
Heartland Forward released its annual report, Most Dynamic Metropolitans (MDM), ranking 382 U.S. metropolitans by their economic performance and, for the first time, College Station-Bryan has been included in the top 30.
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New Businesses coming to Century Square
03/21/2024
Century Square is pleased to announce health and wellness concepts TruFusion and Renew You are making their way to the 30-acre mixed-use shopping, dining, and entertainment destination adjacent to Texas A&M University.
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TEDC Recognizes 2023 Economic Excellence Recognition Recipients
02/27/2024
The Texas Economic Development Council (TEDC) announced the recipients of its annual Economic Excellence Recognition program for 2023.
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Amazon Drone Delivery
Get medications faster with drone delivery from Amazon Pharmacy
10/18/2023
Customers in College Station, Texas, can now get their medications delivered in 60 minutes or less via drone.
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Texas A&M Ranked No. 1
09/12/2023
Texas A&M University was listed as the top university in the state in the Wall Street Journal’s 2024 Best Colleges in the U.S. rankings.
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Texas Travel Industry Recovery Grant Program
08/30/2023
Starting September 1-15, 2023, a new application category will open for the Texas Travel Industry Recovery Grant (TTIR) Program.
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Century Square Announces New Businesses for Second Phase Development
08/16/2023
Century Square announced the start of construction on the second phase of development that will include several new businesses.
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College Station Partner on Small Business Game Changer Campaign
06/22/2023
An early season Aggie men's basketball game will be sponsored by a "Small Business Game Changer" in a collaboration between Texas A&M Athletics and the City of College Station.
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Economic development pros play an essential role in creating vibrant and livable communities
05/08/2023
As part of Economic Development Week, the City of College Station joins communities across North America to celebrate and recognize the contributions of professional economic developers in creating economically vibrant and livable communities.
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Popstroke Entertainment Group Expansion
05/02/2023
PopStroke Entertainment Group announces expansion plans for 2023 with thirteen new venue openings.
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Food Hall Coming to College Station
Food Hall Coming to College Station
04/11/2023
UnionBrands Eateries Texas LLC Announces New Location
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FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies Expansion
FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies Expansion
10/26/2022
On October 25, 2022, FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies held a groundbreaking for their expansion in College Station.
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Texas Travel Industry Recovery Grant Program
07/06/2022
TTIR will issue a one-time payment capped at $20,000 to eligible Texas businesses that experienced an economic loss due to COVID-19.
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Costco to open Aug. 4 in College Station
06/10/2022
Costco Wholesale is putting the finishing touches on its College Station location along Texas 6 in Midtown and is now hiring employees!
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LJA Engineering plans to open in Century Square
03/07/2022
LJA Engineering is expanding their services and opening a new 5,275 square-foot office space in Century Square.
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Invest Brazos Valley Reaches Funding Milestone
11/10/2021
Invest Brazos Valley (IBV), the private investment group supporting the work of the BVEDC, surpassed $350,000 in annual contributions on October 26 with the commitment of real estate investment company Caliber to join its membership.
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Costco Wholesale files site plan for College Station’s Midtown
04/07/2021
On Wednesday, Costco Wholesale filed a site plan with the City of College Station for a 160,534 square foot facility to be located along Earl Rudder Freeway (SH-6) in Midtown.
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College Station rated among nation’s top 25 places to live
03/25/2021
The ranking provides a comprehensive assessment of overall livability. It considers location, quality of schools, crime rates, housing trends, employment statistics, and access to amenities that highlight overall quality.
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New York Based Animal Health Company Is Moving To Aggieland
03/01/2021
FERA Diagnostics and Biologicals will occupy a new 5,000 square foot building in Aggieland Business Park.
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Matica Biotechnology, Inc. Announces Groundbreaking for New GMP Facility
02/23/2021
Matica Biotechnology, Inc. broke ground today on its new facility which will house its GMP virus production suites, development laboratories and company offices.
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Visit College Station, Santa’s Wonderland create Texas-sized partnership
09/24/2020
Visit College Station, the newly created city tourism division for the Heart of Texas A&M University, on Thursday announced a strategic partnership with Santa's Wonderland ꟷ the largest outdoor Christmas attraction in the southern United States.
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People are ditching Houston for 'green pastures' because of city's COVID surge
08/10/2020
The College Station area is known for Aggie pride and small- — but not that small — town feel. There are both ranches and retail, farmland and museums. You’ll also find, in increasing numbers, expat Houstonians. Since the pandemic, one out of three calls inquiring about homes in Mission Ranch, a master-planned community on the city’s southern edge, are from Houston, according to the subdivision’s developer, Caldwell Communities.
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Best Places for Career Opportunities in the COVID-19 Recession
08/06/2020
College Station-Bryan, Texas kicks off SmartAsset.com's top 10. It leads the study in three different categories: income growth over time (37.22%), number of career counselors per 1,000 workers (5.87) and number of post-secondary teachers per 1,000 workers (74.92). This metro area also places third overall for its relatively small drop in total employment between May 2019 and 2020, decreasing just 3.48%.
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Film Friendly Certified
Gov. Abbott announces Film Friendly Texas Designation for College Station
07/31/2020
Gov. Greg Abbott announced that the City of College Station, having completed the multi-step training and certification process, has been designated a Film Friendly Texas community by the Texas Film Commission, which helps to grow local jobs and local economies by promoting the Lone Star State as the premier destination for film, television, commercial, animation, visual effects and video game production.
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The 19 best cities in the South to live in after the coronavirus pandemic
07/26/2020
College Station ranks No. 4 on Business Insider’s list of the best US cities to live in after the pandemic. They used a variety of metrics from government and academic datasets, looked at the share of jobs that can potentially be done remotely, the pre-coronavirus unemployment rate, and housing costs.
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Small business bridge loan program
04/27/2020
The City of College Station and the Bryan Business Council partnered with the Brazos Valley Council of Governments to create a Bridge Loan Program to assist small businesses that have seen a substantial reduction in revenue due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Small businesses need short-term working capital to cover essential expenses such as payroll, rent, and utilities.
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All Up in Your Business Podcast: Walk-On's
02/12/2020
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
02/03/2020
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.
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B/CS area has second fastest-growing GDP in state
01/24/2020
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.
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