Contact Information

Rayna Willenbrink, Economic Development Specialist
City of Navasota
200 East McAlpine Street
PO Box 910
Navasota, Texas 77868

Phone 936.825.6475 ext. 5016
Fax 936.825.4018

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The Art Institute of Austin, a branch of The Art Institute of Houston, has moved its main location to Bastrop, Texas, as a result of a collaboration with the Bastrop Economic Development Corporation (BEDC) and the Lost Pines Art Center. The Bastrop campus is regionally accredited as part of The...... Read more
Published on: 2021-09-17
The Bastrop City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved the city’s Economic Development Corporation’s request to sell a 26.5-acre tract of land in the Bastrop Business and Industrial Park for $900,000 to an Austin-based financial technology company.   The company, MOCA Ventures Nebraska LLC, plans to build a high-tech, modern three-building complex... Read more
Published on: 2021-09-17
Bastrop bills itself as the “most historic small town in Texas.” The town can now add another distinction to its repertoire. named Bastrop, a little over 30 miles southeast of Austin, one of the 32 most charming small towns in the U.S. with “stunning” fall colors. It’s the only Texas town... Read more
Published on: 2021-09-16
There’s a time for grief, then there’s a time for celebration — and a decade of growth and resilience after a massive wildfire that burned 34,000 acres, destroyed 1,660 homes and left two people dead calls for a time to remember and applaud the community’s progress, said Linda Seal, a...... Read more
Published on: 2021-09-02
The incorporation of technology and innovation side by side in the sector of construction and architecture has produced marvels for the industry. there are unprecedented concepts and designs being applied all over the world, making buildings more sustainable, durable, and efficient. Also, this saves costs in the long run that...... Read more
Published on: 2021-08-31
There is new clarity around an economic development project that is expected to bring dozens of jobs — and eventually hundreds — to a 26.5-acre site in the Bastrop Business and Industrial Park. In the rural city east of Austin, Moca Financial Inc. plans to build a headquarters campus channeling... Read more
Published on: 2021-08-18
Austin Regional Clinic is opening an 8,000-square-foot clinic in Bastrop on Monday that will offer family medicine and pediatric care. ARC Bastrop will be staffed by family medicine physician Nathan W. Anderson and pediatric care physician Daniel T. Coelho at 622 Texas 71 West in Bastrop, adjacent to Ascension Seton Bastrop... Read more
Published on: 2021-08-18
BASTROP, Texas (KXAN) — ICON and the Texas Military Department unveiled the largest 3D-printed barracks in North America at Camp Swift near Bastrop. The 3,800 square foot building is set to house up to 72 soldiers. Soldiers will use the barracks as they train for missions in Texas or overseas.... Read more
Published on: 2021-08-17
MFG JOBS NOW is a two-day Austin manufacturing hiring event taking place both in-person and virtually August 11 and virtually August 12. This event allows Central Texas students and job seekers to connect with employers hiring now and learn about pathways to train for these in-demand careers at no cost....... Read more
Published on: 2021-07-13
An out-of-state agricultural manufacturer is eyeing office space in a suburban industrial park to be used for software engineering, a call center and other business development. This article has more on the pending deal plus an update on other economic activity in that part of the region. Continue reading here.... Read more
Published on: 2021-07-12
Economic growth is the core of a community’s vitality. The Development Corporation Act of 1979 gives Texas cities the ability to finance new and expanded business enterprises in their local communities through specific economic development organizations like Bastrop Economic Development Corporation (EDC). Successful businesses create jobs for residents, increase financial...... Read more
Published on: 2021-07-09
A company affiliated with the Boring Company, Elon Musk’s tunneling and infrastructure transportation company, is buying property in Bastrop County, the latest Austin-area expansion for companies led by the billionaire entreprenuer.  Property records filed with Bastrop Central Appraisal District show an entity called Gapped Bass LLC purchased 73 acres in... Read more
Published on: 2021-07-09
If you have a business in the Workforce Solutions Rural Capital Area (9 Counties that surround Austin) and you had to take all or part of your business virtual during the pandemic (starting March 2020), you may qualify for up to $10,000 in expenses or reimbursement for taking your business...... Read more
Published on: 2021-07-09
Elon Musk's tunneling startup, The Boring Company, has been quietly planting roots in Central Texas for months. Now more details have surfaced about what the company is planning. The Boring Co. was hiring for 20 positions in the Austin area by publication time, and a few job descriptions outlined future... Read more
Published on: 2021-07-01
Bastrop 552, a 546-acre private entertainment hub and film studio, has been given an initial green light after the Bastrop City Council unanimously approved a development agreement and concept plan during a June 22 meeting. Line 204 Studios, the Southern California-based company behind the proposed project, received the approval after updating... Read more
Published on: 2021-06-28
Bastrop enjoyed a 45.5% boost to its sales tax revenue this month, collecting $302,586 in additional revenue compared to May 2020, state comptroller data show. The city received $967,408 in sales tax revenue this month. Last May, Bastrop received $664,822 in revenue.  So far this year Bastrop has collected $3.88... Read more
Published on: 2021-05-25
The Bastrop Economic Development Corporation on May 4 hired Genora Young as its interim director after the corporation’s board two months earlier fired its chief executive officer without cause. The board on Monday ratified Young’s employment contract at its regular meeting. “We are incredibly fortunate to have Genora stepping in to lead... Read more
Published on: 2021-05-25
The Texas General Land Office last week approved more than $28 million to improve flood mitigation infrastructure throughout Bastrop County.   The GLO announced the grant awards Friday morning to fund street and drainage improvements in the cities of Bastrop, Elgin and Smithville. These flood mitigation projects are designed to “directly benefit thousands... Read more
Published on: 2021-05-25
These new Central Texas neighborhoods will feature modular homes that can start as low as $150,000 — and be added on to over time to become a million-dollar residence. See the designs and read about the developer behind the plan, as well as other companies cashing in on the trend,...... Read more
Published on: 2021-05-24
Build it and they will come? More like they are coming, and it can’t be built fast enough. Homebuilders are hard-pressed to keep up with demand for new houses, resulting in skyrocketing prices across the state. The median home price in metro Austin, for example, hit $425,000 in March, an... Read more
Published on: 2021-05-20
Governor Greg Abbott today invited all Texans to celebrate the unique role small businesses play in the economic resurgence in communities throughout the state of Texas as he issued a proclamation officially designating May 9–15 as Small Business Week in Texas. “An amazing 99.8% of businesses in the Lone Star State are... Read more
Published on: 2021-05-10
The Texas economy continues to recover from the impacts of the global pandemic and remains one of the strongest and most diverse economies in the nation. Below is a snapshot of the state's economic status. Click here to view the snapshot.... Read more
Published on: 2021-05-06
The sixth annual National Economic Development Week is May 9-15, 2021. National Economic Development Week was created in 2016 by the International Economic Development Council — the largest professional membership organization for economic developers — to recognize the unique role that economic development has in creating flourishing communities with strong...... Read more
Published on: 2021-05-05
Bastrop is one of the fastest-growing communities in Central Texas. The city’s growth has been on the radar of Austin Regional Clinic (ARC) for several years, as patients and staff alike have voiced their desire for a location closer to home. After careful study, ARC’s leadership chose a convenient location... Read more
Published on: 2021-04-27